Fast Facts

  • 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

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  • Birth Name: Dorothy Stuart Hamill
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Profession: Athlete

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