Eila Roine

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Roine with her husband Vili Auvinen in 1962

Eila Orvokki Roine (born 26 November 1931 in Turku) is a Finnish actress. She worked for Tampereen Työväen Teatteri from 1951 until her retirement in 1994.[1]

On television[edit]

Eila Roine is best known for her role as Kaija in a television series Heikki ja Kaija (1961–1971) in which she played opposite her husband, Vili Auvinen (1931–1996). She has also appeared in Rintamäkeläiset (1974) and in a teen series Pertsa ja Kilu (1975–1976), directed by Auvinen.[2] For younger generations, she is known as "Eila-mummi" (Grandma Eila) in a children's program Pikku Kakkonen. In 2004, she was named the "Grandparent of the Year" by the Finnish Union for Senior Services.[3] Although mostly known for her television and theatrical work, Roine has also appeared in several films during her career.

Personal life[edit]

Eila Roine was married to Vili Auvinen until his death in 1996. They have two sons together; director and actor Tommi Auvinen and lighting and sound designer Janne Auvinen. Roine's father Eero Roine (1904–1966) was an actor, as are her siblings Esko Roine and Liisa Roine.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Henkilökunta – Eila Roine". Tampereen Teatteri. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "ELONET – Eila Roine". KAVA. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pikku kakkosen Eila-mummi on Vuoden isovanhempi". Kaleva.fi. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Haapanen, Irmeli. "Turku on Eila Roineelle lapsuuden mansikkapaikka". Turun Sanomat. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

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