Sonja Henie

Skater, Actor
Winner of the Olympic Gold medal in figure skating an impressive three times in a row (1928, 1932, 1936), Henie came to Twentieth Century-Fox shortly after her last win and was built up as a popular star. Nearly a dozen ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1912 in Oslo, NO

Filmography

Actor (10)

Sun Valley Serenade 1940 (Movie)

Karen Benson (Actor)

Second Fiddle 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thin Ice 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

One in a Million 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

Everything Happens at Night (Movie)

Louise Favers [Norden] (Actor)

Happy Landing (Movie)

Truly Ericksen (Actor)

Iceland (Movie)

Katina Jonsdottir (Actor)

It's a Pleasure (Movie)

Chris Linden (Actor)

The Countess of Monte Cristo (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Wintertime (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

Biography

Winner of the Olympic Gold medal in figure skating an impressive three times in a row (1928, 1932, 1936), Henie came to Twentieth Century-Fox shortly after her last win and was built up as a popular star. Nearly a dozen light musical comedies offered the blonde and dimpled Henie plenty of opportunities to don her blades and perform in lavish ice ballets while her leading men beamed and a cast of supporting comics clowned around. When her film career petered out in the mid-1940s she turned to performing in live ice shows.

Relationships

Father
died in 1937

Mother
died in 1961

Winthrop Gardiner

Husband
second husband divorced died in 1980

Niels Onstad

Husband
third husband died in 1978

Daniel Topping

Husband
divorced

Milestones

1960

Retired from performing

1948

Last film, "The Countess of Monte Cristo"

1944

First and only film in color, "It's a Pleasure", released by RKO

1942

Last film for Fox, "Wintertime"

1936

Joined 20th Century-Fox as a skating star; first US film, "One in a Million"

1927

World skating champion at age 15

Moved to Hollywood

Made the annual exhibitors poll of top ten box office stars three years in a row, placing 8th in 1937, 3rd in 1938, and 10th in 1939

Bonus Trivia

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Won Gold Medal in Women's figure skating in the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Winter Olympics

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