Actors Popular Film Actors from Finland

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Finland, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Finland has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Finnish screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Finland and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Examples of film actors on this list: Kari Heiskanen, Ada Kukkonen and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Finnish actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Finland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Finland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Finnish film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Antero Alli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Drivetime Antero Alli was born 11 November 1952, in Finland. Alli currently resides in Berkeley, California, where he conducts workshops and stages theatrical productions, some of which have been released ...more

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Jarkko Ahola is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
One Foot Under Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a performing artist, a composer and a singer. He is the vocalist and bass player and one of the three songwriters of the band Teräsbetoni. He is also a member of a ...more

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Tuula Nyman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Taivas tiellä, Kummeli Kultakuume, The Glory and Misery of Human Life Tuula Elisabet Nyman is an actress and television producer.

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Kosti Klemelä is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Kosti Klemelä The Unknown Soldier, Skandaali tyttökoulussa, Kovaa peliä Pohjolassa Kosti Klemelä was a Finnish actor. He is best remembered for playing the role of Lt. Koskela in an Edvin Laine film The Unknown Soldier. In addition to his film career, he worked for the ...more

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Kaarlo Halttunen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Unknown Soldier, Open Secret, Little Presents Kaarlo Halttunen was an actor.

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Leo Jokela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Little Presents, Saatanan radikaalit, Kaks' tavallista Lahtista Leo Jokela was an actor.

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George Gaynes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Tootsie, Police Academy, Wag the Dog George Gaynes is a Finnish-born American singer and actor of stage, screen and television and voice artist Gaynes' most recognized role in cinema was arguably that of Commandant Eric Lassard in ...more

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Olivia Merilahti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Monster of Nix Olivia Bouyssou Merilahti is a Finnish-French singer and composer living in France. Her work has been compared to that of Björk, whom she cites as a major influence. Having studied ...more

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Ismo Kallio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Ismo Kallio Sauna, Pelicanman, Born American Ismo Kallio is an actor.

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Yrjö Tähtelä is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Yrjö Tähtelä A Baltic Tragedy Yrjö Tähtelä is an actor.

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Sami Kukkohovi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Sentenced: Buried Alive Sami Kukkohovi is a Finnish musician, best known as the bassist of the Finnish metal band, Sentenced. He joined the band in 1996, replacing Taneli Jarva, and stayed with Sentenced up until they ...more

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Peter Franzén is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Cleaner, At Point Blank, Bad Boys Peter Franzén is a Finnish actor who has appeared in over 40 films and TV series. Of these, the most famous are A Summer by the River, Ambush, Mustan kissan kuja, Badding, On the Road to ...more

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Åke Lindman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Reds, The Hunters, The White Reindeer Åke Leonard Lindman, born Åke Leonard Järvinen, was a Finnish director and actor. In his youth Lindman was a football player, playing defence for the Finnish national team ...more

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Irina Björklund is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The American, The Third Wave, The House of Branching Love Irina Felicia Björklund is a Finland-Swedish actress and singer.

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Aki Kaurismäki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Rocky VI, Aaltra, The Worthless Aki Olavi Kaurismäki is a Finnish screenwriter and film director.

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Vesa-Matti Loiri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Uuno Turhapuro – Suomen tasavallan herra presidentti, Professori Uuno D.G. Turhapuro, Bad Boys Vesa-Matti "Vesku" Loiri is a Finnish actor, musician and comedian, best known for his role as Uuno Turhapuro, whom he portrayed in a total of 20 movies between the years 1973 and

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Tarja Turunen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
White Snow, Yhtä Kyytiä Tarja Soile Susanna Cabuli, generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a full lyric soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. Turunen studied ...more

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Kari Väänänen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Leningrad Cowboys Go America, Christmas Story, The Bohemian Life Kari Kyösti Väänänen is a Finnish actor and director. Domestically he is a member of the Ryhmäteatteri group of actors. He was introduced to international audiences by ...more

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Stina Ekblad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Fanny and Alexander, Faithless, Amorosa Stina Åsa Maria Ekblad is a Swedish-speaking Finnish actress. She received a Guldbagge Award for Best Actress in 1987 for her performances in Amorosa and Ormens väg på ...more

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Outi Mäenpää is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Match Factory Girl, Saippuaprinssi, Call Girl Outi Mäenpää is a Finnish television actress. Mäenpää was born in Helsinki. She began her career in theatre as a stage actor between 1984 and 1988. Since 1989 she ...more

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Tom Tammi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Sleepless in Seattle, Diner, Private Parts Tom Tammi is an actor.

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Pertti Koivula is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble, Perkele Pertti Koivula is an actor.

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Ville Virtanen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Sauna, Black Ice, Beyond Ville Virtanen is a Finnish actor.

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Leo Lähteenmäki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Doctor Zhivago, Aatamin puvussa ja vähän Eevankin, Pekka ja Pätkä lumimiehen jäljillä Leo Lähteenmäki was an actor.

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Matti Pellonpää is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Night on Earth, Leningrad Cowboys Go America, Rocky VI Matti Pellonpää was a Finnish actor and a musician. He rose to international fame with his roles in both Aki Kaurismäki's and Mika Kaurismäki's films; particularly being a ...more

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Peter von Bagh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Blue Sky - Journey Into the Land of Memories Kari Peter Conrad von Bagh was a Finnish film historian and director. Von Bagh worked as the head of the Finnish Film Archive. He was the editor-in-chief of Filmihullu magazine and co-founder ...more

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Spede Pasanen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Uuno Turhapuro – Suomen tasavallan herra presidentti, Professori Uuno D.G. Turhapuro, Uuno Turhapuro armeijan leivissä Pertti Olavi "Spede" Pasanen was a Finnish film director and producer, comedian, humorist, inventor, TV personality and practitioner of gags. During his career he directed, wrote, ...more

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Pertti Sveholm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Frozen Land, The Home of Dark Butterflies, Naked Harbour Pertti Sveholm is a film and television actor and a screenwriter.

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Elina Salo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Match Factory Girl, Le Havre, Drifting Clouds Elina Salo is an actress.

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Vesa Vierikko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Winter War, The Match Factory Girl, V2: Dead Angel Vesa Tapio Vierikko is a Finnish actor. Vierikko began acting in 1978 on television working consistently throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He starred in the 2003 film Sibelius working with Finnish ...more

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Renny Harlin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Deep Blue Sea, Cutthroat Island, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Renny Harlin is a Finnish film director and producer. His films include A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Deep Blue Sea. ...more

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Anneli Sauli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
1918, Miriam, A Baltic Tragedy Anneli Sauli is an actor.

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Sune Mangs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Fanny and Alexander, The Adventures of Picasso, Göta kanal eller Vem drog ur proppen? Sune Mangs was a Swedish actor. He appeared in more than 35 films and television shows between 1953 and 1990.

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Pirkka-Pekka Petelius is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Onks' Viljoo näkyny?, Once Upon A Time in the North, The Unknown Soldier Pirkka-Pekka Petelius is a Finnish actor and screenwriter. He has also written manuscripts for Finnish TV series and made six records as a singer. Petelius's breakthrough was in Yleisradio's ...more

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Pamela Tola is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Lapland Odyssey, Saippuaprinssi, Frozen Land Pamela Tola is a Finnish actress. Tola was born in Ruotsinpyhtää, Finland. She has mostly appeared on television since 2003. She appeared in the 2005 film Paha maa, and starred as the ...more

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Esa-Pekka Salonen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Soloist, L'Amour de Loin (Finnish National Opera), Esa-Pekka Salonen: In Rehearsal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Esa-Pekka Salonen is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and Conductor Laureate of the ...more

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Jasper Pääkkönen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Lapland Odyssey, Frozen Land, Bad Boys Jasper Pääkkönen is a Finnish film actor who has appeared and starred in over 15 films. According to a calculation published by Finnish tabloid IltaSanomat, ...more

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Tauno Palo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Unknown Soldier, Victoria and Her Hussar, Aatamin puvussa ja vähän Eevankin Tauno Valdemar Palo was a Finnish actor and singer in what some consider the golden age of Finnish cinema. He was born Tauno Brännäs, but changed his name to Tauno Palo in 1935. Ansa ...more

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Mikko Leppilampi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Saippuaprinssi, Frozen Land, Christmas Story Mikko Johannes Leppilampi is a Finnish actor and musician who is the son of Jukka Leppilampi, a Finnish gospel musician. Leppilampi is considered to be one of the most promising stars of ...more

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Tommi Eronen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Jade Warrior, Sauna, Producing Adults Tommi Johannes Eronen is a Finnish actor, best known for starring in the movies Jade Warrior and Bad Luck Love. His performance in Bad Luck Love garnered him a Jussi Award for Best Supporting ...more

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Mika Kaurismäki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Sound of Brazil Mika Juhani Kaurismäki is a Finnish film director. He is the elder brother of Aki Kaurismäki, and the father of Maria Kaurismäki, who graduated from Tampere School of Art and ...more

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Taina Elg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Hercules in New York, The Mirror Has Two Faces, The 39 Steps Taina Elg is a Finnish-American actress and dancer. She has appeared on stage, television and in film.

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Markoolio is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Kommissarie Späck Marko Kristian "Markoolio" Lehtosalo is a Swedish-Finnish multi-platinum selling recording artist, singer, musician, songwriter, actor, and comedian. His stage name Markoolio is a ...more

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Jussi Jurkka is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The Unknown Soldier, Red Line, Komisario Palmun erehdys Jussi Jurkka was an actor.

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Elina Knihtilä is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
8 Days to Premiere, V2: Dead Angel, The Flight Before Christmas Mari Elina Knihtilä is a Finnish actress.

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Aarne Elis Kalliala is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Onks' Viljoo näkyny?, Three Wise Men, Road North Aarne "Aake" Kalliala is a Finnish actor. He is most famous for appearing on comedy-sketch shows such as Velipuolikuu and Pulttibois. Since 1995 Kalliala has starred the drama series ...more

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Mikko Kouki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Frozen Land, Christmas Story, Naked Harbour Mikko Kouki is a Finnish actor. He appeared in more than thirty films since 1986.

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Mato Valtonen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Leningrad Cowboys Go America, Rocky VI, Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses Markku Juhani ”Mato” Valtonen is a Finnish actor, musician and entrepreneur. Valtonen has been a member of the Finnish band Sleepy Sleepers since 1975 and the Leningrad Cowboys since 1989. He ...more

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Kauko Laurikainen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
The White Reindeer Kauko Laurikainen was an actor.

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Saara Pakkasvirta is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Finland
Frozen Land, Christmas Story, Producing Adults Saara Pakkasvirta is an actor.