Krisse Salminen

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Krisse Salminen
Born Heidi Kristiina Salminen
(1976-05-28) 28 May 1976 (age 41)
Hollola, Finland
Other names Krisse
Occupation stand-up comedian, actor, talk-show host
Awards Telvis 2003 Best TV Actress
Venla 2003 Best Performer
Telvis 2004 Best TV Actress
Telvis 2005 Best TV Actress

Krisse Salminen (born Heidi Kristiina Salminen 28 May 1976 in Hollola, Finland) is a Finnish stand-up comedian and television talkshow hostess. She is the daughter of gameshow host Reijo Salminen. Her shtick is to present herself as a cow-eyed and stuck-up, self-centered blonde girly girl, speaking an exaggerated, urban, Helsinki-style nasal accent. She is one of the central figures of the burgeoning Finnish stand-up scene.

She made an appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 as a guest host and green room reporter. She has had TV shows called Krisse Show and Krisse Road Show. She is appearing on the 2012 series of Tanssii tähtien kanssa, the Finnish version of Strictly Come Dancing, with professional partner Matti Puro. She just won with 57% of the vote.


  • Telvis (2003): Best TV actress
  • Venla (2003): Best performer
  • Telvis (2004): Best TV actress
  • Telvis (2005): Best TV actress


TV series[edit]

  • Krisse (2004–2005)
  • Krisse Show (2006–2007)
  • Krisse Road Show (2007)
  • Röyhkeä diplomaatti (2007)
  • Ne Salmiset (2009–2010)
  • Krissen vaaligrilli (2011–)
  • YleLeaks (2013)


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