Famous Finnish Women

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Sanna Marin
(Prime Minister)
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Birthdate: November 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
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Tove Jansson
(Finnish Penwoman and the Author of the Children’s Book Series 'Moomin')
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Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: June 27, 2001
Finnish author Tove Jansson was the woman behind the phenomenally successful children’s books and comics on the fictional white hippo-like creatures she called Moomins. While the Moomins books have been translated into more than 50 languages, Jansson’s literary works also include several other novels and short stories.
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Saara Aalto
(Finnish Voice Actress, Singer, and Songwriter)
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Birthdate: May 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oulunsalo, Finland

Saara Aalto is a Finnish voice actress, singer, and songwriter. She achieved national prominence in 2012 when she finished second in the popular reality singing competition, The Voice of Finland. She gained international recognition in 2016 when she finished second in The X Factor UK. Saara Aalto represented her country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.

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Armi Kuusela
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Birthdate: August 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Muhos, Finland
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Pihla Viitala
(Actress)
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Birthdate: September 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Sara Maria Forsberg
(Finnish Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Debut Hit Single ‘Ur Cool’)
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Birthdate: May 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Finland

Sara Maria Forsberg is a Finnish singer, songwriter, and YouTube personality. She trained for a few years in a music academy in Jakobstad and began her career by posting videos on YouTube. In the mid-2010s, she signed to Capitol Records and released her debut single. She currently releases music as an independent artist. 

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Tarja Turunen
(Finnish Heavy Metal Singer-Songwriter & Co-Founder of the Symphonic Metal Band 'Nightwish')
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Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kitee, Finland

Tarja Turunen is a Finnish singer-songwriter and an exponent of heavy metal. She is credited with co-founding the popular symphonic metal band Nightwish, where she peformed as the lead vocalist. The band's symphonic metal style, which was referred to as opera metal, inspired several other bands and performers.

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Tarja Halonen
(Politician)
Tarja Halonen
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Birthdate: December 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Maria Ohisalo
(Politician)
Maria Ohisalo
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Birthdate: March 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
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Irina Bjorklund
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Birthdate: February 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Danderyd Municipality, Sweden
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Sara Chafak
(Beauty pageant contestant)
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Birthdate: October 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Krista Kosonen
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Birthdate: May 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
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Vera Jordanova
(Bulgarian-Finnish Model, Actress, and Cookbook Author)
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Birthdate: August 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Vera Jordanova is a Bulgarian-Finnish model, actress, and cookbook author. She is best known for her portrayal of Axelle Rassimov in the 2007 American horror film Hostel: Part II. Vera Jordanova has also been featured on many popular magazines like Maxim, FHM, and Esquire.

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Minna Canth
(Finnish Social Activist and Writer Best Known for Her Plays, 'The Pastor's Family' and 'The Worker's Wife')
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Birthdate: March 19, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
Died: May 12, 1897

Minna Canth was a Finnish social activist and writer best remembered for her plays, The Pastor's Family and The Worker's Wife. Among her plays, Anna-Liisa has been adapted into films and operas for the most number of times. Minna Canth, who was ahead of her time, addressed issues of women's rights in her work.

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Li Andersson
(Member of Parliament)
Li Andersson
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Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland
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Katri Kulmuni
(Politician)
Katri Kulmuni
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Birthdate: September 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tornio, Finland
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Matleena Kuusniemi
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Birthdate: September 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pusula, Finland
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Anu Sinisalo
(Actress)
Anu Sinisalo
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Birthdate: March 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Alma (Finnish singer)
(Singer-songwriter)
Alma (Finnish singer)
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Birthdate: January 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuopio, Finland
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Kaija Saariaho
(One of the Most Prominent Finnish Composers Known for Compositions like 'Petals' and 'Laterna Magica')
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Birthdate: October 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Tuulikki Pietila
(One of the Most Influential People in Finnish Graphic Arts Known for Her Moomin Art)
Tuulikki Pietila
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Birthdate: February 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: February 23, 2009
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Jenni Dahlman
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Birthdate: October 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Piikkiö, Finland
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Anna Falchi
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Birthdate: April 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
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Laura Birn
(Actress)
Laura Birn
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Birthdate: April 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Kaisa Makarainen
(Finnish 3-Time World-cup Winning Biathlete and Former World Champion)
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Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ristijärvi, Finland
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Helly Luv
(Singer)
Helly Luv
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Birthdate: November 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Urmia, Iran
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Lizzie Armanto
(American-Finnish Skateboarder and First Female Skater to Ride the Loop)
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Birthdate: January 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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Olivia Merilahti
(Finnish-French Singer and Founder of the Indie Rock Band 'The Dø')
Olivia Merilahti
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Birthdate: February 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Elina Siirala
(Founder & Front Woman of 'Angel Nation')
Elina Siirala
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Birthdate: October 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Elina Siirala is a Finnish soprano best known as the front woman of the melodic metal band, Angel Nation. She is currently a part of the German symphonic metal band, Leaves' Eyes. Apart from releasing albums and singles, Elina Siirala also performs on stage. She is also known as the second cousin of musician and record producer, Tuomas Holopainen.

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Sara Fabel
(Model)
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Birthdate: October 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
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Leena Peisa
(Finnish Keyboard Player)
Leena Peisa
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Birthdate: March 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

Leena Peisa is a Finnish keyboard player who has played for famous bands like Lordi and Dolchamar. She is currently a part of Sampsa Astala & Qma, which was formed by Lordi's ex-drummer Kita. Leena Peisa is also renowned for playing an unearthly vampire countess named Awa, her on-stage persona while performing for Lordi.

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Taina Elg
(Actress)
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Birthdate: March 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Jenni Haukio
(Poet & the First Lady of Finland)
Jenni Haukio
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Birthdate: April 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pori, Finland

Jenni Haukio is a Finnish poet best known as the wife of the popular politician and President Sauli Väinämö Niinistö. Haukio is currently the First Lady of Finland. In 1999, her first poetry collection won Runo-Kaarina, a national debut poet contest.

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Johanna Kurkela
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Birthdate: April 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lumijoki, Finland
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Pamela Tola
(Actress)
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Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ruotsinpyhtää, Finland
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Paula Vesala
(Finnish Singer-Songwriter and Former Member of the Pop Rock Duo 'PMMP' alongside Mira Luoti)
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Birthdate: December 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kärsämäki, Finland
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Karita Mattila
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Birthdate: September 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perniö, Finland
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Elín Petersdóttir
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Birthdate: June 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iceland
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Sirpa Lane
(Actress)
Sirpa Lane
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Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: 1999 AD
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Kati Outinen
(Actress)
Kati Outinen
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Birthdate: August 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Helene Schjerfbeck
(Finnish Modernist Painter Best Known for Her Self-Portraits and Realist Arts)
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Birthdate: July 10, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland
Died: January 23, 1946
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Emilia Pikkarainen
(Finnish Olympic Swimmer and National Record Holder)
Emilia Pikkarainen
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Birthdate: October 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
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Sofi Oksanen
(Finnish Playwright and Writer Best Known for Her Novel 'Purge')
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Birthdate: January 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland

Sofi Oksanen is a Finnish playwright and writer. She is best known for her novel, Purge. Oksanen's works have been translated into over 40 languages and sold over two million copies worldwide. Over the course of her career, Sofi Oksanen has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as the Finlandia Prize, Mika Waltari Award, and Kalevi Jäntti Award.

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Mari Kiviniemi
(41st Prime Minister of Finland)
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Birthdate: September 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seinäjoki, Finland
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Sara La Fountain
(Finnish-American Celebrity Chef, Reality TV Personality and Cookbook Author)
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Birthdate: April 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Eva Wahlstrom
(Finnish Retired Boxer & Former WBC Super-Featherweight Champion)
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Birthdate: October 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Loviisa, Finland

Eva Wahlstrom is a Finnish retired boxer who held the WBC super-featherweight title for nearly five years before losing her title to Terri Harper. She also represented her country at the European Championships where she won silver medals in 2004 and 2005.

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Laura Huhtasaari
(Politician)
Laura Huhtasaari
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Birthdate: March 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mänttä, Pirkanmaa, Finland
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Hanna Karttunen
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
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Mimosa Willamo
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Birthdate: 1994 AD
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
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Sanni
(Singer, Songwriter)
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Birthdate: May 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lohja
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