People: Aug. 3, 1998

WHAT'S RUSSIAN FOR "SOAP OPERA"?

It's so comforting to know that American sports stars aren't the only ones who go wiggy with fame. Russians PASHA GRISHUK and EVGENY PLATOV, right, the only ice dancers ever to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals, have always been as odd a match off the ice as they were perfect on it. Pasha is, well, flamboyant. She models herself after Marilyn Monroe, went through the torturous process of changing her name from Oksana to Pasha--Russian for passion--and has made no secret of her Hollywood dreams. Now, apparently, Evgeny has decided her virtuosity on the ice is...

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