The daughter of a figure skating mother and a hockey-playing father, Carolina Kostner was born to grace the ice. She first laced up her skates at age four, and since then the Italian ice queen has been exhilarating crowds around the world with elegant ice dancing complemented by dazzling aerial feats. As of December 2010, Carolina was ranked No. 3 in the world by the International Skating Union. At just 23 years old, she’s already amassed an awesome collection of competition medals – and there’ll likely be plenty more in her future.