- Began skating at age 8.
- Won the gold medal in Women's Singles at the 1976 Winter Olympic games in Innsbruck.
- Has a skating move named after her, the Hamill camel.
- Turned pro after the Olympics and skated with the Ice Capades as a headliner from 1977 to 1984; she was also briefly the owner of the Ice Capades in the '90s.
- Released A Skating Life: My Story in 2007.
- Underwent treatment for breast cancer in 2008.
- Competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2013, partnered with pro dancer Tristan MacManus; she withdrew from the competition in the second week due to injury.
- Marcia — Sister
- Chalmers Hamill — Father
- Alexandra Forsythe — Daughter
- Carol Hamill — Mother
- Dean Paul Martin — Ex-husband
- Sandy Hamill — Brother
- Kenneth Forsythe — Ex-husband
- Birth Name: Dorothy Stuart Hamill
- Birth Place: Chicago, IL
- Profession: Athlete
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