Birgit Annalisa Rusanen


Immediately before she joined the cast of Lost In Space (TV 1965-68), Marta Kristen played Lorelai the mermaid in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). She was born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen, in the final months of World War II, the daughter of a Finnish woman and an unnamed NAZI soldier. She was adopted by an American couple in 1949.

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