- 1 Jayne Torvill Biography
- 2 Jayne Torvill Age | How Old Is Jayne Torvill?
- 3 Jayne Torvill Family | Jayne Torvill Dad | Jayne Torvill Mother
- 4 Jayne Torvill Phil Christensen | Jayne Torvill Husband
- 5 Jayne Torvill Children | Jayne Torvill Son
- 6 Jayne Torvill Career
- 7 Jayne Torvill Actress
- 8 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean | Jayne Torvill Christopher Dean
- 9 Jayne Torvill Net Worth | Jayne Torvill Worth
- 10 Jayne Torvill Images | Jayne Torvill Photos
- 11 Jayne Torvill Facebook
- 12 Jayne Torvill Twitter
- 13 Jayne Torvill Instagram
- 14 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean Bolero
- 15 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean Barnum
- 16 Jayne Torvill News
Jayne Torvill Biography
Jayne Torvill is an English ice dancer, and actress. With her skating partner Christopher Dean, Jayne won a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics and became one of the oldest figure skating Olympic medalists.
She grew up in Nottingham where she attended Clifton Hall Girls’ Grammar School and later worked in the city as an insurance clerk at Norwich Union.
Jayne Torvill Age | How Old Is Jayne Torvill?
Torvill was born on 7 October 1957 in Clifton, Nottingham, England. She is 61 years old as of 2018.
Jayne Torvill Family | Jayne Torvill Dad | Jayne Torvill Mother
Jayne was born the daughter to George Torvill, and Betty Torvill.
Jayne Torvill Phil Christensen | Jayne Torvill Husband
Who Is Jayne Torvill Married To? Jayne has been married to sound engineer Phil Christensen since 1990.
Jayne Torvill Children | Jayne Torvill Son
Torvill and Phil adopted two children; a son Kieran and a daughter Jessica.
Jayne Torvill Career
Torvill got hooked on ice skating at the age of 8 following an after-school trip to the local ice rink. She became the British National Pairs Champion with her then-partner Michael Hutchenson in 1971 at the age of 14.
The duo’s free programme at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics then performed to the music of Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, became world-famous. Torvill and Dean received twelve perfect 6.0 marks, one of five occasions they were awarded all perfect scores for artistic impression. Their performance was one of the most popular achievements in the history of British sport, and was watched by a British television audience of 24 million people.
The duo then turned professional after their 1984 Olympic win and under the then existing Olympic Committee rules their professional status made them ineligible to compete in the Olympics again. The International Skating Union relaxed the rules for professional skaters in 1993, this allowed the pair to participate in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer where the duo won a bronze medal.
From 1998 to 2005, Jayne took a break from skating. Torvill and Dean began starring in the ITV show Dancing on Ice in January 2006. Dancing On Ice runs from January to March and then goes on tour to arenas across the United Kingdom.
The duo was ambassadors for the 2012 European Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield, England. They visited Sarajevo for the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Olympics in February 2014 and they recreated their Bolero routine in the same arena where they won the gold.
Jayne Torvill Actress
As an actress Torvill is known for Fire & Ice (1986), Bach Cello Suite #6: Six Gestures (1997) and Midlands Today (1964).
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean | Jayne Torvill Christopher Dean
She continued to skate on her own for a while after parting from Hutchenson but she later teamed up with Christopher Dean in 1975. The duo placed 5th in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York and Dean gave up his job as a policeman and Jayne as an Insurance Clerk to skate together full-time.
Jayne Torvill Net Worth | Jayne Torvill Worth
The ice dancer has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean Bolero
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean Barnum
Jayne Torvill News
Dancing On Ice final 2019 fans praise ‘magical’ Torvill and Christopher Dean performance after judges admit they worry that each dance is their ‘last’
Updated: 10th March 2019
DANCING On Ice’s Torvill and Christopher Dean stunned fans as they danced together on 10th March 2019 after admitting they worry that each time is their “last”. It has been over 30 years since the world’s most famous ice skating duo took home an Olympic gold, and they gave viewers a taste of their incredible talents in the ITV show final.
Before Strictly star James Jordan was crowned the winner of the 2019 series, viewers were left amazed by the beautiful performance from the top judges.
Fans flocked to Twitter to share their reaction and one said: “Nobody will ever top the partnership of Torvil and Dean . Just the cutest” One more wrote: “It doesn’t matter how many amazing skaters out there but when torvil and dean skate something truly magical happens”
The skating legends performed Ravel’s Bolero at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics on Valentines Day in 1984 and Chris, 60, admitted they are grateful every time they perform together nowadays.
Speaking about performing together now, Chris recently said: “Do we feel those 35 years in our bodies? Yes! You reach a certain age and that downward slope. Nowadays every time we perform we feel like we don’t know if that’s our last performance.
The remarkable duo recently performed together for the first time in four years on the ITV show, but Chris stopped short of gliding across the ice with Jayne above his head.
He added to the Mirror: “I could still do it. But there are age appropriate things and I don’t think I should be throwing a 60-year-old lady around the ice. “We still feel in our 20s. In our mind we can do everything but our body doesn’t allow it. We’re the best we can be at the moment. “I hope we’ll realise when it’s time to stop skating before other people realise it.”
The sensational Ice Dance legends got a perfect score from the judges in 1984 on Valentine’s Day when they performed Ravel’s Bolero at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics.
They received 12 perfect scores of 6.0, with sixes from all nine judges for artistic impression – a feat which had never been seen before. When the pair met Chris, following the breakup of his parents’ marriage, channeled his anger into skating.
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