Heroes of Nat…..natural beauty: Katarina Witt

I’m not certain how well Katarina Witt will be known around the globe. A former East-German Olympic figure skater, she subsequently became and actress and also a judge on a ‘celebrities on ice’ TV programme in the UK.

Back in 1998, at the age of 33, Katarina posed for Playboy, on the basis that she wanted to alter the perception of figure skaters as ‘ice maidens’.

So in a sense she is a superb example of being a ‘hero of naturism’, in that she undertook the shoot on her terms, for her aims.



The shot (above) is probably the most famous from that Playboy issue.

Approaching 50, she looks fabulous. At the age of 33, she looked fabulous.

It would, I think, have been a courageous thing to do back in 1998 as a celebrity famous for achieving something. Nowadays, many celebrities are simply famous for being famous, and don’t have much talent or special skills (i.e Kin Kardashian, Paris Hilton).


Model Roberta makes it clear she’s unimpressed by the chill waters of the waterfall