Born September 30, 1982, in Helsinki, Finland. She studied at a secondary school in Helsinki. Spent a year as an exchange student in Reims, France. Graduated from the Theater Academy in Helsinki. From 2004 to 2008 Pihla was married to former Ultra Bra musician, pianist Kerkko Koskinen.
In 2006 she made her film debut. In 2010 she received the EFP Shooting Star at the Berlin Film Festival and was named one of the new stars of European cinema. In 2012 she won the role of Mina in the film “Witch Hunters”.