Henna-Riikka Paakkola (born 2 January 1985, Finland) is a Finnish keyboardist and singer. She is best known by her stage name Hella and is the current keyboardist of Finnish metal band Lordi. Hella uses Korg keyboards. She claims to be a big melodic metal fan, and her favorite bands include Behemoth and Children of Bodom. In January 2014, Hella recorded a song with a Finnish band called Postikortteja Helvetistä. In early 2015, Hella announced that she was pregnant. The band's guitarist, Amen, later confirmed that Hella would be replaced for the summer festivals. In summer 2015, Hella's temporary replacement, Nalle, was seen for the first time at Rovaniemi.
Hella's monster character in Lordi is a mix of human and doll, Scarbie. She has created her character along with the costume-maker Mr. Lordi. Her character has been described as "Living Doll", "Burned´n´burried" and "Plastic Chick".
Discography (as Hella)
- Lordi: To Beast or Not to Beast (2013) keyboards, backing vocals
- Postikortteja Helvetistä: "Miksi?" (single, 2014) vocals
- Lordi: Scare Force One (2014) keyboards, backing vocals