I remember playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater and there only being one female character to choose from. She was Elissa Steamer.
Back in the early 90s, Elissa smashed through a predominantly male-dominated scene with her part in Toy Machine’s 1996 video, Welcome To Hell. There were other female riders around, but Elissa was the first female skater to be shown as equal to her male counterparts.
However it wasn’t until 1998 when she won the Slam City Jam women’s division – and finally went pro – that she began to make a name for herself worldwide with her individual, dope style.
Need proof? Just check out her part in Jump Off A Building!