Finnish actresses died in 1997

Here are 3 famous actresses from Finland died in 1997:

Eila Peitsalo

Eila Peitsalo (April 17, 1931 Turku-December 7, 1997) was a Finnish actor.

She started her acting career in the 1950s, and soon became a prominent actress in the Finnish film industry. Her breakthrough role was in the 1956 film "Tulipunainen Kyyhkynen". Throughout her career, she appeared in over 40 films, and also worked extensively in theater and television. Peitsalo was known for her versatility as an actress, and her ability to portray both comedic and dramatic roles with equal skill. In addition to her acting work, she was also a noted activist and advocate for Finnish culture and the preservation of the Finnish language. Peitsalo passed away in 1997 at the age of 66.

Kirsti Kemppainen

Kirsti Kemppainen (June 26, 1946 Helsinki-March 26, 1997 Vihti) also known as Aino-Kirsti Kemppainen was a Finnish actor.

Kirsti Kemppainen was born and raised in Helsinki, Finland. She studied acting at the Finnish Theatre Academy in Helsinki and landed her first role in 1969 in the film "Nainen on mansikka" (A Woman Is a Strawberry). Kemppainen went on to have a prolific career in film, television, and theater throughout her lifetime.

Some of her notable film roles include "Koskenkorva häissä" (Koskenkorva at a Wedding) in 1973, "Nuoruuteni savotat" (My Childhood Working Days) in 1977, and "Tuntematon sotilas" (The Unknown Soldier) in 1985. On television, Kemppainen appeared in multiple TV series and made-for-TV movies, including "Kulman pojat" (Kulman Boys) and "Sarjasta poikki" (Series Cut Off).

Kemppainen was also a well-respected theater actress and performed in various productions at the Finnish National Theatre and Helsinki City Theatre. In addition to acting, she worked as a director on various stage productions.

Sadly, Kirsti Kemppainen passed away in 1997 at the age of 50 due to a brain tumor. She is remembered as a talented and versatile actress who made significant contributions to Finnish culture and the arts.

Hellin Auvinen-Salmi

Hellin Auvinen-Salmi (March 13, 1911 Kajaani-April 21, 1997 Valkeakoski) also known as Hellin Heino was a Finnish actor. Her child is called Vili Auvinen.

Hellin Auvinen-Salmi studied acting in the 1930s and began her career on stage with the Finnish National Theatre. She later transitioned to film and appeared in over 50 movies throughout her career. Some of her notable film roles include "Juha" (1937), "The Unknown Soldier" (1955), and "The White Reindeer" (1952), for which she won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival. In addition to her acting work, Auvinen-Salmi was also a prolific voice actress, dubbing a number of foreign films and TV shows into Finnish. She was widely regarded as one of Finland's most beloved actors and continued to work in films and on stage up until her death in 1997.

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