Peggy Fleming is a renowned former figure skater in America and has represented her country worldwide. She has won a World Champion for three consecutive years and is the recipient of five skating titles.  

As per her birth date, she is 72 years old now in 2020, regarded as one of the best figure skaters. She started learning skate at nine and retired almost after 20 years. Being born in an average family, she became fascinated by skating.  


At the age of 50, Peggy Fleming was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she succeeds in defeating that cancer in her early stages. After being recovered, she started spreading awareness about breast cancer to numerous people and became a famous activist. 

Similarly, she has donated a lot to various charities raising awareness about breast cancer. A few percent of her salary and profit from business used to be donated to the patients fighting against cancer. 

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Talking about her marital status, she is married to her teenage love Greg Jenkins, a dermatologist, and an amateur figure skater.

Quick Facts

Full NamePeggy Gale Fleming
Birth DateJuly 27, 1948
Birth PlaceSan Jose, California, United States
Nick NameThe Ice Fairy
EducationColorado College
FatherAlbert Fleming
MotherDoris Elizabeth Fleming
Height5 feet 4 inches
Weight50 kg
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlue
ProfessionFigure Skater
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandGreg Jenkins
Net Worth $8 million

Early life

This dedicated figure skater was born in San Jose, California, the United States, on  July 27, 1948. Her father, Albert Fleming, is a newspaper journalist and a former US marine, and her mother is Doris Elizabeth Fleming. Out of a total of four children, she is the second oldest child of her parents. 

Peggy Fleming is highly and emotionally attached to her family and especially to her mother. She always credits her father because he has helped a lot in finding a passion for the sport. Also, she is thankful to her mother for being a very supportive and inspiring woman.

She has won five US titles and an Olympic gold medal because she was excellent at her sport. She has also joined Hollywood Professional School from where she graduated with excellent academic performance. Later, she attended Colorado College for further studies.  

Age, Height, and Weight

The Olympic Champion, Fleming, is 72 years old now in 2020. However, she looks like a lady of 40. She is the mother of two adults, but still, she looks healthy, fit, and strong. Her height is 5 feet 4 inches and about 110 pounds heavy.

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Peggy Fleming is also a three-time World Champion who started working for her dream since nine years old. Only due to her family support, her dreams come true. She has an athlete inside her house that made her a dedicated and hardworking performer. 

Moreover, she was coached by Carlo Fassi, who teaches everything to her, due to which she became able to won five US titles repetitively for four years. She is also the only American who has won a gold medal in the Olympics held at Grenoble, France. She got an official retirement at the age of 20 in 1968, but retirement did not ban her skating career. For her angelic performance on the ice, she is widely known as “the ice fairy.” 

Moreover, she has received the Peggy Fleming Award, which is named after her name. She is also regarded as one of the most famous figure skaters in the non-profit news agency, The Associated Press’s 1993. 

Besides her athlete career, she has appeared in numerous television shows. Moreover, she has been associated with various other well-known skaters in skating shows. Once, she appeared in a TV show in Russia and skated in China during the Cold War. 

Due to her best performance during the career, she earns infinite fans and lovers, and due to great appreciation from fans, she was offered to be a commentator for ABC Sports.  Her popularity increased more than she had before for her commentating and analyst skills after accepting the contract. 

Apart from that, she also appeared in a movie named Blades of Glory.

Marital Status

Fleming is married to Greg Jenkins, and they had two children together. Also, Peggy considers Greg to be her best partner and best friend with whom she can share everything. Her husband is a well-experienced doctor and has a good reputation among his patients.

Net Worth And Salary

Fleming has an impressive amount of wealth gained through her career, like skating, acting, shows, and various other businesses. She became pretty successful after joining ABC Sport as a commentator. The estimated net worth of Fleming is more than $8 million. 

Social Media Presence

Peggy Fleming is not active on social media channels, but her fans present her under the hashtag. She is most loved for her uniqueness and grace.


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