The Bizarre Death of a Finnish Film Star

Sirkka Sari died in 1939 aged just 19

Black and white head and shoulders shot of a white woman with wavy chin length brown hair wearing a wide brimmed black hat. She wears heavy make up. Image is a still of Sirkka Sari.
Sirkka Sari in a still from the Finnish film Sysmäläinen (1938). Image source.

He tried desperately to revive her, but it was clear that the beautiful teenager he had pulled from the chimney was dead. He had seen her fall but had been too far away to stop it from happening. They had only met for the first time that evening.

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Chloe Wells

Chloe Wells


True crime and strange tales mostly. Top writer for the tag ‘Finland’.