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Taina Elg

One of her country's most celebrated performers, Finnish actress and dancer Taina Elg was born in 1930 in Helsinki but later her family moved and lived in and around Finland, including Turku. Taina's mother was a Russian immigrant, pianist Helena Dobroumova, and her father was pianist Åke Elg. Her home later became a target during the ... See full bio »

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Les Girls
Les Girls Angèle Ducros
Hercules in New York
Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage Audrey Bonay
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps Fisher


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 2006 Kummelin Jackpot
Mrs. Skogstedt
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces
Female Professor
 1994 Don't Drink the Water (TV Movie)
Anna Gruber
 1991 Liebestraum
Old Mother Ralston
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Claudia Soury
- A Fashionable Way to Die (1987) ... Claudia Soury
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Mrs. Mulryan (1993)
 1982 Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler (TV Series) (voice)
 1978 The Great Wallendas (TV Movie)
Helen Wallenda
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Mystery Woman
- The Beast of Athens (1977) ... Mystery Woman
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Comtesse de Vergennes
- Chapter III: John Adams, Diplomat (1976) ... Comtesse de Vergennes
 1970 Hercules in New York
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Olympia Buchanan (1980-1981)
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Anya Selina
- Birds of a Feather (1968) ... Anya Selina
 1966 Juhlat linnassa (TV Movie)
Isabelle, oopperan pikku tanssijatar
 1964 The Doctors (TV Series)
Diana Ross
- Tomorrow Is Ours Today: Part 5 (1964) ... Diana Ross
- Tomorrow Is Ours Today: Part 4 (1964) ... Diana Ross
- Tomorrow Is Ours Today: Part 3 (1964) ... Diana Ross
- Tomorrow Is Ours Today: Part 2 (1964) ... Diana Ross
- Tomorrow Is Ours Today (1964) ... Diana Ross
 1962 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Taina Engstron
- Actress in the House (1962) ... Taina Engstron
 1961 Bondage Gladiator Sexy
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Marta Nilsson
- The Jumping Dragon (1960) ... Marta Nilsson
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Countess Baranof
- The Countess Baranof Story (1960) ... Countess Baranof
 1959 Watusi
Erica Neuler
 1959 The 39 Steps
 1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Audrey Bonay
- The Secret of the Cliff (1959) ... Audrey Bonay
 1958 Imitation General
 1957 Les Girls
Angèle Ducros
 1956 Gaby
 1956 Diane
 1955 The Prodigal
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Dr. Ingrid Fischer (1980)
 1946 Naimisiin päiväksi
Dancer (uncredited)
 1941 Suomisen perhe
Children in Olli's party (uncredited)
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Appeared on Broadway in "Nine" as Guido's mother. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for Les Girls (1957) (tied with Kay Kendall. The others, in chronological order, are: June Allyson for Too Young to Kiss (1951), Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), ... See more »

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