Sonja Henie is one of the many Norwegians who came to America and made a great career there. Henie became a big star in in film and show business. Here is a clip from 1945 showing some of her outstanding technique and showwomanship.
At the height of Sonja Henie's fame, her shows and touring activities brought her as much as $2 million per year. She also had numerous lucrative endorsement contracts, and deals to market skates, clothing, jewelry, dolls, and other merchandise branded with her name. These activities made her one of the wealthiest women in the world in her time.
Sonja Henie's Films
- The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948) .... Karen Kirsten
- It's a Pleasure (1945) .... Chris Linden
- Wintertime (1943) .... Nora Ostgaard
- Iceland (1942) .... Katina Jonsdottir
- Sun Valley Serenade (1941) .... Karen Benson
- Everything Happens at Night (1939) .... Louise
- Second Fiddle (1939) .... Trudi Hovland
- My Lucky Star (1938) .... Krista Nielsen
- Happy Landing (1938) .... Trudy Ericksen
- Thin Ice (1937) .... Lili Heiser
... aka "Der Komet" - Canada (English title)
- One in a Million (1936) .... Greta 'Gretchen' Muller
In 1961 Sonja Henie and her husband Niels Onstad donated their art collection to a Public Trust, which bears their names. In 1968 The Henie Onstad Art Centre at Høvikodden near Oslo was opened to the public.
Other famous Norwegians who became big stars in America include Kirsten Flagstad and Stein Eriksen. Read more about them and other Norwegians on Hurtigruten.us.
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