Swiss ski racer and three-time Olympic gold medalist, she won gold in the slalom and giant slalom events.
She won her first gold medal in international competition at the 1987 World Championships.
She won 14 World Cup races in the 1988-89 season, a feat that had never been accomplished before.
Her mother died when she was 15.
She won two golds at the 1988 Olympics where skier Matti Nykanen won three golds.