Jayne Torvill is a British professional ice dancer and former competitor.
Torvill became hooked on ice skating at the age of 8 following an after-school trip to the local ice rink.
In 1971, Torvill became the British National Pairs Champion with her then-partner Michael Hutchinson at age 14.
She continued to skate on her own for a while after parting ways with Hutchinson, before teaming up with Christopher Dean in 1975.
When Torvill and Dean placed 5th in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, Dean gave up his job as a policeman and Torvill gave up hers as an insurance clerk to skate together full-time.
Torvill and Dean turned professional after their 1984 Olympic win and under the existing Olympic Committee rules their professional status made them ineligible to compete in the Olympics again.
In February 2014, Torvill and Dean visited Sarajevo for the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Olympics and recreated their Bolero routine in the same arena where they won the gold.
Jayne Torvill Parents: Meet Betty Torvill, George Torvill
Jayne Torvill is the daughter of Betty Torvill and George Torvill.
Although Betty Torvill and George Torvill are celebrity parents, their details are not known.