Maila Nurmi

1922 - 2008

Maila Nurmi

Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi (December 11, 1922 – January 10, 2008), known professionally as Maila Nurmi, was a Finnish-American actress and television personality who created the campy 1950s character Vampira. The daughter of a Finnish immigrant, Nurmi was raised in Oregon and relocated to Los Angeles in 1940 with hopes of being an actress. After several minor film roles, she found success in the Vampira character, television's first horror host. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maila Nurmi has received more than 912,542 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,596th most popular actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 910k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Maila Nurmi ranks 1,576 out of 8,832Before her are Thomas F. Wilson, Norma Aleandro, Wilford Brimley, Bernard Fox, Kristen Stewart, and Laurie Holden. After her are Joseph Fiennes, Nathan Fillion, Heinz Rühmann, Erdoğan Atalay, Aleksey Batalov, and Marcel Dalio.

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Among people born in 1922, Maila Nurmi ranks 157Before her are Alan Perlis, Yuri Averbakh, Dilip Kumar, Luis Somoza Debayle, Gene Amdahl, and Stephen Toulmin. After her are Virgilio Noè, Lyndon LaRouche, Corneille Guillaume Beverloo, Manshuk Mametova, Micheline Presle, and Eileen Essell. Among people deceased in 2008, Maila Nurmi ranks 100Before her are Gerard Damiano, Don S. Davis, Cornell Capa, Marie Smith Jones, Lazare Ponticelli, and Fred Sinowatz. After her are Andrew Bertie, Mate Parlov, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro, Sufi Abu Taleb, Mitch Mitchell, and Mikel Laboa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maila Nurmi ranks 2,835 out of 12,171Before her are Jim Thorpe (1887), Ethel Kennedy (1928), Alice Coltrane (1937), Annie Proulx (1935), Laurie Holden (1969), and Vonda N. McIntyre (1948). After her are Paul Romer (1955), Jay Wright Forrester (1918), Patty Hearst (1954), Jack Johnson (1878), Rufus Wainwright (1973), and Julia Ann (1969).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Maila Nurmi ranks 761Before her are Jerry Orbach (1935), Frank Stallone (1950), Thomas F. Wilson (1959), Wilford Brimley (1934), Kristen Stewart (1990), and Laurie Holden (1969). After her are Burl Ives (1909), Beverly D'Angelo (1951), Lorenzo Lamas (1958), Edward Herrmann (1943), Jennifer Beals (1963), and Linda Harrison (1945).