Sensuality and Ice Magic: Torvill and Dean

Olympic Stars Torvill and Dean begin a 60-city U.S. tour

The accents of affection change from country to country. In Britain and Australia, for instance, exuberant fans often throw them bouquets of flowers; at the end of one Australian performance, Jayne Torvill spent 20 minutes crisscrossing the ice to retrieve a garden of tributes. Americans tend to show their approval through body motion as well. So it was earlier this month, as Torvill, 29, and her skating partner, Christopher Dean, 28, ended the first show of their current U.S. tour, when some 10,000 people in Buffalo's Memorial Auditorium stood, cheered and clapped until their hands were chafed. "Well, kids," said a...

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