Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican.
Along with competing at the Olympics on four separate occasions, where Beard won at total of seven medals, the successful Olympian posed for an issue of Playboy.
But I think navigating that for all girls is really tough.
She specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law.
The German figure skater suggested that her decision to pose nude for the Playboy magazine was to change the idea of female figure skaters being cute and princess-like.