Federica Brignone is an Italian ski racer born in Milan, Lombardy. Her mother is Maria Rosa Quario, a former World Cup racer in the early 1980s, who had 4 World Cup wins and 15 podiums, all in slalom.
Brignone made her World Cup debut in December 2007 at age 17, and her first full season on the World Cup circuit was in 2010. At her first World Championships in 2011, Brignone won the silver medal in the giant slalom. Through the 2012 season, she has six World Cup podiums, all in the giant slalom.