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Short Info

Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthMay 28, 1971
SpouseIlia Kulik (m. 2002), Sergei Grinkov (m. 1991–1995)
FactCurrently performing as a guest star with "Stars on Ice" during their 2003-2004 touring season. [2003]

Ekaterina Gordeeva was born on May 28, 1971, in Moscow, Russia. Her parents were both world-class figure skaters: her mother, Maria, was a three-time European champion, and her father, Sergei, was a world silver medalist. Gordeeva began skating at the age of four and quickly showed signs of becoming a prodigy. She was coached by her parents and by the legendary Soviet coach Stanislav Zhuk.

Gordeeva made her international debut in 1981, at the age of ten. The following year, she won the World Junior Championships. In 1984, at the age of thirteen, Gordeeva became the youngest ever ladies’ singles Olympic champion, winning gold at the Sarajevo Games. She went on to win gold again at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, skating a flawless free skate to “Swan Lake.”

Gordeeva’s career was not without tragedy. In 1995, her husband and skating partner, Sergei Grinkov, died suddenly of a heart attack while the two were practicing for a show in Lake Placid, New York. Gordeeva was devastated by his death, but she bravely decided to continue skating. She teamed up with Grinkov’s former coach, Nikolai Morozov, and the two won the 1996 World Championships.

Gordeeva retired from competitive skating in 1998, but she has continued to skate in shows and exhibitions around the world. She has also written an autobiography, “My Sergei: A Love Story,” and a children’s book, “Katia’s Promise.”

Gordeeva is widely considered to be one of the greatest figure skaters of all time. She is the only woman to have won two Olympic gold medals in singles skating, and she is one of only nine skaters to have won both the Olympic and World Championships in the same year.

Gordeeva’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. She has earned most of her money from her skating career, as well as from her book royalties and endorsement deals.

Gordeeva has been married twice. Her first husband was Sergei Grinkov, with whom she had a daughter, Daria. Gordeeva’s second husband is Canadian ice hockey player Igor Larionov. The couple has a son, Nikolai.

General Info

Full NameEkaterina Gordeeva
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthMay 28, 1971
Height1.56 m
Weight41 kg


SpouseIlia Kulik (m. 2002), Sergei Grinkov (m. 1991–1995)
ChildrenElizaveta Ilinichna Kulik, Daria Sergeyevna Gordeeva-Grinkova
SiblingsMaria Alexandrovna Gordeeva


MoviesThe Best of Stars on Ice: Vol. 1, Olympic Figure Skating: Greatest Performances in History: Vol. 1

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1Currently performing as a guest star with "Stars on Ice" during their 2003-2004 touring season. [2003]
2Has a sister, Maria Alexandrovna Gordeeva (4 years younger).
3parents are Alexander Alexeyevich Gordeev & Elena Levovna Gordeeva
4Daughter Elizaveta Ilinichna Kulik born in L.A. Father is Russian ice skater Ilia Kulik. [June 2001]
5Mother of daughter, Daria Grinkova, with Sergei Grinkov and daughter, Elizaveta Kulik, with Ilia Kulik.
6Member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame
7Won two Olympics gold medals in pair's figure skating (1988 & 1994) with her husband/partner, Sergei Grinkov .



Third of a Second: TTtT2015ShortToS's Fan (as Katya Gordeeva)
Biting Elbows: Bad Motherfucker2013Video short
The Snowden, Raggedy Ann and Andy Holiday Show1998TV MovieBallerina
The Great Skate Debate II1998TV MovieSkater
Snowden on Ice1997TV MovieKate
Greatest Hits on Ice1994TV MovieCinderella


My Sergei1998TV Movie documentary book


Caesar's Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice2011TV MovieHerself
Battle of the Blades2010TV SeriesHerself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHerself
Kristi Yamaguchi Friends & Family2007TV MovieHerself
Frosted Pink2007TV MovieHerself
Kristi Yamaguchi: Friends and Family2006TV MovieHerself
Holiday Celebration on Ice 20052005TV MovieHerself
Today2005TV SeriesHerself
Fire and Ice: A Galleria Holiday Special2005TV MovieHerself
An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends2004TV MovieHerself
Divas on Ice2003TV SpecialHerself
All-Star Olympic Salute: Countdown to Salt Lake City2002TV SpecialHerself
Divas on Ice2001/ITV SpecialHerself
Improv Ice II1999TV MovieHerself
Divas on Ice1999TV SpecialHerself
My Sergei1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Art of Russian Skating1997TV SpecialHerself - Host
Battle of the Sexes on Ice II1997TV MovieHerself
Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice1996TV SpecialBelle
Champions on Ice1996TV MovieHerself
Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life1996TV Special documentaryHerself (as Yekaterina Gordeyeva)
Artistry on Ice II1995TV SpecialHerself
The Houston Symphony Concert on Ice1995TV SpecialHerself
Figure Skating Superstars: Katarina Witt and Friends1995TV MovieHerself
Skates of Gold III1995TV SpecialHerself
Skates of Gold II1995TV SpecialHerself
1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition and Exhibition Highlights1994VideoHerself (as Yekatarina Gordeyeva)
Artistry on Ice1994TV SpecialHerself
The 1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition Highlights Video1994VideoHerself
Skates of Gold1994TV SpecialHerself
Christmas Fantasy on Ice1992TV SpecialHerself
The Official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Video1988Video documentaryHerself / Soviet Pairs Skater Gold Medalist

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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