Ina Bauer is a German retired competitive figure skater. She is the 1957-1959 German national champion. She twice placed fourth at the World Figure Skating Championships, once in 1958 and once in 1959. During this time she was training in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bauer is the inventor of the eponymous skating element. She starred in 2 movies with Austrian alpine ski superstar Toni Sailer.