Famous Finnish Women

Find out more about the greatest Finnish Women, including Tarja Turunen, Tove Jansson, Tarja Halonen, Olivia Merilahti and Kaija Saariaho.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Tarja Turunen

Tarja Turunen.
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Famous As: Singer, Opera singer, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kitee

 2 Sanna Marin

Sanna Marin.
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: November 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
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 3 Maila Nurmi

Maila Nurmi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 10, 2008
Maila Nurmi’s glamorized horror character Vampira made her a favorite at nightclubs and even got her a show. Vampira originated from a Hollywood party that Nurmi had attended, dressed like an Addams Family character. While she had a child with Orson Welles, she was a close friend of James Dean.

 4 Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson.
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki
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.

 5 Saara Aalto

Saara Aalto.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oulunsalo, Finland

 6 Armi Kuusela

Armi Kuusela
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Muhos, Finland

 7 Alma (Finnish singer)

Alma (Finnish singer)
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuopio, Finland
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 8 Sara Maria Forsberg

Sara Maria Forsberg.
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Famous As: Finnish Singer, Songwriter
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. 

 9 Pihla Viitala

Pihla Viitala
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 10 Tarja Halonen

Tarja Halonen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 11 Jenni Dahlman

Jenni Dahlman
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Piikkiö, Finland

 12 Maria Ohisalo

Maria Ohisalo
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

 13 Helly Luv

Helly Luv
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Urmia, Iran

 14 Minna Canth

Minna Canth
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 19, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
Died: May 12, 1897

 15 Irina Bjorklund

Irina Bjorklund
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Danderyd Municipality, Sweden

 16 Sara Chafak

Sara Chafak
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Famous As: Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: October 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 17 Tuulikki Pietila

Tuulikki Pietila
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Famous As: Graphic Artist
Birthdate: February 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: February 23, 2009

 18 Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 19 Vera Jordanova

Vera Jordanova
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 20 Anu Sinisalo

Anu Sinisalo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 21 Li Andersson

Li Andersson
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Famous As: Member of Parliament
Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland

 22 Katri Kulmuni

Katri Kulmuni
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tornio, Finland

 23 Matleena Kuusniemi

Matleena Kuusniemi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pusula, Finland

 24 Krista Kosonen

Krista Kosonen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland

 25 Miriam Bryant

Miriam Bryant
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

 26 Olivia Merilahti

Olivia Merilahti
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

 27 Anna Falchi

Anna Falchi
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland

 28 Kaisa Makarainen

Kaisa Makarainen
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ristijärvi, Finland

 29 Elín Petersdóttir

Elín Petersdóttir
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iceland

 30 Laura Huhtasaari

Laura Huhtasaari
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mänttä, Pirkanmaa, Finland

 31 Sara Fabel

Sara Fabel
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland

 32 Jenni Haukio

Jenni Haukio
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pori, Finland

 33 Elina Siirala

Elina Siirala
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 34 Leena Peisa

Leena Peisa
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Famous As: Keyboard player
Birthdate: March 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

 35 Paula Vesala

Paula Vesala
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kärsämäki, Finland

 36 Kati Outinen

Kati Outinen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 37 Taina Elg

Taina Elg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 38 Helene Schjerfbeck

Helene Schjerfbeck
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 10, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland
Died: January 23, 1946

 39 Sirpa Lane

Sirpa Lane
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: 1999 AD

 40 Johanna Kurkela

Johanna Kurkela
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lumijoki, Finland

 41 Karita Mattila

Karita Mattila
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perniö, Finland

 42 Laura Birn

Laura Birn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

 43 Pamela Tola

Pamela Tola
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ruotsinpyhtää, Finland

 44 Sofi Oksanen

Sofi Oksanen
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland

 45 Hanna Karttunen

Hanna Karttunen
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Oulu, Finland

 46 Mari Kiviniemi

Mari Kiviniemi
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Finland
Birthdate: September 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seinäjoki

 47 Emilia Pikkarainen

Emilia Pikkarainen
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: October 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

 48 Eva Wahlstrom

Eva Wahlstrom
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Loviisa, Finland

 49 Aino Aalto

Aino Aalto
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: January 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
Died: January 13, 1949

 50 Mimosa Willamo

Mimosa Willamo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1994 AD
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland