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Ice Princess

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Michelle Trachtenberg | Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Originally posted 03/23/2005 06:00AM

When the offer for Ice Princess first came to Michelle Trachtenberg, "I was like, 'Okay, I can ice skate, no problem. I did it at a party once,' " the actress says. But after a dislocated knee, a few torn ligaments and some intense workouts, the 19-year-old developed some real skills on the ice – even landing a single toe loop for her role as a math whiz who masters figure skating. Trachtenberg, who gained a following as Dawn on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, recently talked about learning to love the ice, taking the fall and finding love off the rink.

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