Ansa Ikonen

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Aili Ansa Inkeri Ikonen
Jussi Award 1944 Ansa Ikonen.jpg
Ansa Ikonen receives Jussi Award for Best Actress in 1944.
Born (1913-12-19)19 December 1913
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died 23 May 1989(1989-05-23) (aged 75)
Helsinki, Finland

Aili Ansa Inkeri Ikonen (19 December 1913 in Saint Petersburg – 23 May 1989 in Helsinki) was an award-winning Finnish film and theater actress. In a film career spanning three decades, Ikonen appeared in dozens of films, and was one of the most popular actresses of her time. She frequently starred with actor Tauno Palo as her leading man. Although not romantically linked in real life, the two nevertheless captured the audiences' imagination as the golden couple of Finnish cinema.

Ikonen also directed a romantic comedy Nainen on Valttia (Woman is the Wild Card) in 1944,

After the relative collapse of the Finnish film industry in the 1960s, Ikonen continued to enjoy enduring popularity on television and theater. Ikonen was married to actor Jalmari Rinne and had two daughters: Katriina Rinne and Marjatta Rinne.

Filmography (selection)[edit]

  • Minä ja ministeri (1934)
  • Syntipukki (The Scapegoat) (1935)
  • Koskenlaskijan Morsian (1937)
  • Kuriton Sukupolvi (1937)
  • Rykmentin murheenkryyni (1938)
  • Oi, Kallis Suomenmaa (1940)
  • Kulkurin Valssi (The Vagabond's Waltz) (1941)
  • Vaivaisukon Morsian (1944; Winner of the Jussi Award for Best Actress)
  • Nainen on Valttia (Woman is the Wild Card) (1944); also a director
  • Soot and Gold (1945)
  • Pikajuna Pohjoiseen (1947)
  • Gabriel, tule takaisin (Gabriel, Come Back) (1951)
  • The Girl from Moon Bridge (1953)
  • Rakas Lurjus (Dear Scoundrel)(1955)
  • Ratkaisun Päivät (1956)
  • Äidittömät (1958)
  • Telefon (1977)

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