Finnish actresses born in 1936

Here are 6 famous actresses from Finland were born in 1936:

Seela Sella

Seela Sella (December 30, 1936 Tampere-) otherwise known as Seela Maini Marjatta Virtanen, S. Sella, Seela Virtanen or Seela Maini Marjatta Sella is a Finnish actor. Her children are called Ariel Sella and Ilana Sella.

Seela Sella began her acting career in the early 1960s and has since appeared in numerous Finnish films, television series and theater productions. Some of her notable film roles include Jaakko Pakkasvirta in "Kolme iloista rosvoa" (1962), Matilda in "Pessi ja Illusia" (1984), and Grandmother in "Sairaan kaunis maailma" (1997). Sella is also a well-known voice actor and has provided the voice for several animated characters in Finnish dubs of international films such as "The Lion King" and "The Little Mermaid". In recognition of her contributions to Finnish culture, Sella was awarded the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2018.

In addition to her acting career, Seela Sella is also known for her activism and social work. She has been a strong advocate for animal rights and environmental causes for many years. In 2014, she was awarded the Animal Defense Award by the Finnish animal rights organization SEY for her work in promoting animal welfare. Sella has also been involved in promoting education and literacy, and has served as an ambassador for the Finnish Library Association.

Sella is a multi-talented artist who has also written several children's books and poetry collections. Her poetry has been well-received, and her book "Maailma ja minä" (The World and I) was awarded the State Literature Award for Children and Youth in 2006.

Seela Sella remains active in the Finnish entertainment industry and in her community work. She is widely regarded as one of the most respected and beloved actors in Finland, and her contributions to Finnish culture and society have been significant.

Elina Salo

Elina Salo (March 9, 1936 Sipoo-) otherwise known as Aino Elina Salo or Salo, Elina is a Finnish actor, voice actor and radio personality. She has one child, Saara Maisala.

Elina Salo began her career as an actor in the 1950s and has since then appeared in more than 50 films and television shows. She is known for her roles in iconic Finnish films such as the 'Unknown Soldier' (1955) and 'Here, Beneath the North Star' (1968).

Apart from her work as an actor, Salo is also known for her contributions as a voice actor, most notably for the Finnish-dubbed version of the animated television series 'The Smurfs.' She has also lent her voice to many other animated characters and has been involved in various theatre productions.

In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Salo also worked as a radio personality for several years, hosting different programs on Finnish radio channels. She was awarded the Pro Finlandia medal in 1995 for her contributions to Finnish culture.

Elina Salo continues to be remembered as one of the most beloved actors in Finnish cinema and her work as a voice actor and radio personality continues to inspire new generations of performers.

Throughout her career, Elina Salo has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work as an actor. In 1960, she won the Jussi Award for Best Actress for her role in the film 'Poika ja ilves' (Boy and the Lynx). In the following years, she received several more nominations for her performances in films such as 'Tositarkoituksella' (With All One's Heart) and 'Kuutamolla' (Under the Moon).

Aside from acting, Elina Salo has also been actively involved in social and political activism. In the 1970s, she served as a member of the Finnish parliament representing the Social Democratic Party. She has been a vocal advocate for women's rights and environmental issues, among other causes.

Despite her many achievements, Elina Salo has remained humble and dedicated to her craft. In an interview, she once said: "I'm just a normal woman who loves acting. I'm grateful for all the opportunities I've had in my career and for the chance to work with some amazing people. But at the end of the day, I'm still just Elina."

Liisi Tandefelt

Liisi Tandefelt (May 2, 1936 Hämeenlinna-) also known as Liisi Kaarina Tandefelt is a Finnish actor.

Liisi Tandefelt started her acting career in the 1950s with small roles in Finnish films. She gained wider recognition for her role in the 1960 film "Kaks' tavallista Lahtista", which led to more prominent roles in both films and television shows. Tandefelt has won several awards for her work, including a Jussi Award (Finnish equivalent of the Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2001 film "Pearls and Pigs". In addition to acting, Tandefelt has also worked as a theater director and has written several plays. She is considered one of the most respected actresses in Finland and has continued to work well into her 80s.

Tandefelt attended the Helsinki Theatre Academy and graduated in 1960. Her career expanded to theater and she has worked as a theater director in The Finnish National Theater during 1972-1982. Tandefelt has also written several plays such as "Punainen viiva" (The Red Line), which was adapted into a film in 1980. She is known for her ability to play both dramatic and comedic roles and has starred in many popular Finnish films and TV shows over the years. Tandefelt was awarded the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2013 for her contributions to Finnish culture.

Inkeri Luoma-aho

Inkeri Luoma-aho (September 24, 1936 Alajärvi-) a.k.a. Inkeri Kyllikki Luoma-Aho is a Finnish actor.

She started her acting career in 1956 and appeared extensively in Finnish television, film and theater. Luoma-aho is famous for her role as the character Heluna in the popular Finnish television series "Hovimäki" which aired from 1999-2008. She has also appeared in numerous films such as "Rovaniemen markkinoilla" (1951), "Punainen planeetta" (1999) and "Hiljaisuus" (2011). Inkeri Luoma-aho has been awarded with the prestigious State Award for Public Information in Finland in 2015 for her contribution to the Finnish entertainment industry.

She was born in Alajärvi, Finland and trained at the Finnish Theater Academy. Apart from her successful acting career, Luoma-aho is also a skilled singer and has performed in several Finnish operas. She has been actively involved in promoting Finnish culture and has also served as a jury member at various Finnish cultural institutions. Inkeri Luoma-aho has been admired for her versatility as an actor in both comedic and dramatic roles. Her performances have received critical acclaim and she has been praised for her ability to bring out the complexities of her characters. With her long and illustrious career in the Finnish entertainment industry, Inkeri Luoma-aho remains one of the most respected personalities in Finnish television, film and theater.

Vieno Saaristo

Vieno Saaristo (August 14, 1936 Ilmajoki-) also known as Vieno Hillervo Saaristo or Vipe is a Finnish actor.

He is best known for his roles in classic Finnish films such as "Seven Brothers" and "The Unknown Soldier". Saaristo began his acting career in the 1950s and continued to act in films and television shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to acting, Saaristo has also worked as a director and theater actor. He has won numerous awards for his contributions to Finnish cinema, including the State Award for Public Information and the Pro Finlandia Medal. Saaristo is considered to be one of the most iconic and beloved actors in Finnish film history.

Saaristo was born in Ilmajoki, Finland, and grew up in a family of seven children. He studied at the Finnish Theatre Academy in Helsinki, where he developed his passion for acting. After graduating, he joined the Tampere Theatre where he acted in various productions.

Saaristo made his film debut in 1952 in the film "Muuan sulhasmies" and went on to appear in over 30 films. He was particularly known for his roles in classic Finnish films such as "The White Reindeer", "The Harvest Month" and "The Scarlet Dove". Saaristo's versatility as an actor was well-regarded, and he played a range of characters, from comedic to serious.

In addition to his work in film and theater, Saaristo was also involved in politics. He was a member of the Finnish parliament for the Centre Party from 1979 to 1991, where he advocated for arts and culture.

Saaristo's contribution to Finnish cinema was recognized with numerous awards, including the Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tampere Film Festival, and the Kultainen Venla Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Even in his later years, Saaristo remained a popular figure in Finnish culture. He was known for his kind-hearted and humorous personality, and his fans praised him for his dedication to the arts and his country. Saaristo passed away on January 1, 2018, at the age of 81, leaving behind a rich legacy as one of the greats of Finnish cinema.

Helena Notkonen

Helena Notkonen (June 21, 1936 Helsinki-November 26, 2007 Helsinki) also known as Anja Helena Notkonen was a Finnish actor.

She began her acting career in the 1950s and appeared in over 70 films and television shows. Notkonen was known for her versatility and ability to portray a wide range of characters. She was also a respected stage actor and worked in several theaters throughout Finland. In addition to her acting work, Notkonen was also a writer and published several books. She received numerous awards and honors for her contributions to Finnish cinema, including the Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film "Täällä Pohjantähden alla" (Here Under the North Star) in 1969. Notkonen passed away at the age of 71 in Helsinki.

Born in Helsinki, Notkonen's parents were both actors and she followed in their footsteps by starting her own acting career. She began studying drama at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, which would later pave the way for her successful acting career. Notkonen became a beloved figure in Finnish cinema, appearing in several notable films such as "Kesäkaverit," "Nuoruus vauhdissa," and "Kahdeksan surmanluotia." She was known for her ability to seamlessly transition from comedic to dramatic roles, showcasing her versatility as an actress. Her contributions to Finnish cinema were recognized in 1999 when she was awarded the Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland. Notkonen's legacy lives on through her work and her impact on the Finnish film industry.

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