Kirsi Ylijoki

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Kirsi Ylijoki
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Born Kirsi Marja Ylijoki
(1969-06-29) 29 June 1969 (age 47)

Kirsi Marja Ylijoki (born 29 June 1969) is a Finnish actress and singer who first achieved fame for her role in the Finnish Soap Opera Sydän toivoa täynnä. Several TV roles followed.[1]

In recent years she has held back her own career to raise her children with Apocalyptica's Eicca Toppinen, but she remains popular with Finnish audiences.

Ylijoki and Toppinen married in 1997, and have two sons; one born in 1999, the other 2002.

She together with her husband Eicca are members of the rock band Cherry & the Vipers; Kirsi is the singer and Eicca plays the drums.


Year Movie Role Other notes
1996 Sydän toivoa täynnä Milla First professional role, TV Series, stayed until she got pregnant in 1998
2002 Kymmenen riivinrautaa Tuula Virtanen  
2004 Milja the mother Got into the movie because her husband was involved for the soundtrack
2006 Kotikatu Nella Kvist A single episode of the series


  1. ^ "Helsingin Freelancenäyttelijäyhdistys: Kirsi Ylijoki" [Helsinki Association of Freelance Actor: Kirsi Ylijoki] (in Finnish). Helsinki: Helsingin Freelancenäyttelijäyhdistys. September 1, 2009.  Translate this Finish article to English