Finnish actresses died in 2000

Here are 2 famous actresses from Finland died in 2000:

Ritva Juhanto

Ritva Juhanto (March 19, 1937 Helsinki-June 25, 2000 Helsinki) also known as Ritva Anneli Juhanto was a Finnish actor. Her child is called Erja Manto.

Ritva Juhanto graduated from the Helsinki Theatre Academy in 1956 and started her career as a stage actress. She appeared in numerous plays, including works by William Shakespeare and August Strindberg. In addition to her stage work, she also acted in films and television shows, earning critical acclaim for her performances. Some of her notable roles include Mari in the film "Punainen planeetta" (1963) and Leena in the television series "Himo ja yƶ" (1963-1964).

Juhanto was also actively involved in the Finnish Actors' Union and served as its chairperson for several years. In recognition of her contributions to Finnish culture, she was awarded the Pro Finlandia medal in 1999.

Her daughter Erja Manto also pursued a career in acting and appeared in several films and television shows in Finland.

Later in her career, Ritva Juhanto became a prominent voice actress and dubbed foreign films and television shows into Finnish. She also narrated audiobooks and lent her voice to many Finnish radio dramas. Juhanto was known for her versatility and range as an actress, able to portray both dramatic and comedic roles with ease. She was widely respected in the Finnish acting community and is remembered as one of the most talented actresses of her generation. After her death in 2000, the Finnish Actors' Union established the Ritva Juhanto Memorial Fund to support promising young actors in their careers. Her contributions to Finnish theater and film continue to be celebrated and honored to this day.

Rose-Marie Precht

Rose-Marie Precht (April 19, 1938 Helsinki-September 26, 2000 Helsinki) also known as Astrid Rose-Marie Precht or Rose-Mari Precht was a Finnish actor. She had one child, Santeri Kinnunen.

Rose-Marie Precht began her career in the 1950s and acted in several Finnish films and television shows. Some of her notable works include "The White Reindeer" (1952), "The Maiden of the Office" (1964), and "Russian Flu" (1985). She was also a popular stage actress and performed in several plays.

Apart from acting, Precht was also a skilled singer and recorded several songs in Finnish. She was a part of the Finnish Broadcasting Company's (Yle) popular children's program "Lastentunti" and also wrote books for children.

Precht was known for her versatility and ability to perform a wide range of roles. She was awarded the Eino Leino Prize in 1994 for her contributions to Finnish culture. Precht passed away in 2000 due to cancer.

In addition to her work as an actor, singer, and writer for children, Rose-Marie Precht was also an accomplished translator. She translated several books from Swedish to Finnish, including the popular Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lindgren. Precht was also a dedicated advocate for animal rights and was a member of the Finnish animal welfare organization SEY. She even founded her own animal shelter in the Helsinki region in 1997, which still carries her name today. Precht's legacy as a versatile and talented performer and a passionate animal lover continues to be celebrated in Finland.

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