Former German Figure Skater, Two-times Olympic Gold Medallist, Four-times World Champion.
Katarina Witt was born on 3 December 1965 in Staaken, East Germany. She currently lives in Berlin.
Always looking for challenges, she is continuously taking on new directions in her work. She’s already added many diverse roles to her experience, the most renowned as figure skater, producer, TV-host, actress and author.
She became National Champion eight times, European Champion six times and World Champion four times. The back-to-back victories of the Olympic Games 1984 and 1988 made her the most successful figure skater in the world.
Afterwards, she toured North America for 15 years and starred in several famous figure-skating shows. She is the mind behind many international ice-show productions, including live events for German and American TV, which she writes, creates, performs, and co-produces. She has been working as a figure skating expert for the World Championships and Olympic Games telecast for American and German TV channels, like NBC, CBS, ABC, ZDF and ARD, since 1991.
She co-starred in the movie “Ronin” with the Actors Robert De Niro and Jean Reno. She made her acting debut on stage in 2009 and also shot a prime-time TV-movie in 2012.
In 2005, she founded the Katarina-Witt-Foundation in order to provide aid for children and teens with disabilities.