Katya Paskaleva

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Katya Paskaleva
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Born (1945-09-18)18 September 1945
Petrich, Bulgaria
Died 23 July 2002(2002-07-23) (aged 56)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Occupation film and stage actress
Years active 1967 - 2002

Katya Paskaleva (Bulgarian: Катя Паскалева) was a Bulgarian film and stage actress, born in 1945, deceased in 2002.

She is best known for her performance as Maria in the Bulgarian film classic The Goat Horn (1972), for which she gained a broad critical acclaim. Paskaleva is also known for her roles in the films The End of the Song (1971), Villa Zone (1975), Matriarchy (1977), Elegy (1982), Eve on the Third Floor (1987) as well as her numerous notable appearances on the stages of the Sofia Municipal Theatre and the Satirical Theatre „Aleko Konstantinov“.

Biography and career[edit]

Katya Paskaleva was born on September 18, 1945 in the town of Petrich, Bulgaria. In 1967, she graduated from The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts where Metodi Andonov taught her acting. Her career started on the stage of the Pazardzhik Theatre before joining the troupe of the Sofia Municipal Theatre. In 1985, Paskaleva became part of the famous Satirical Theatre „Aleko Konstantinov“, Sofia. Her film debut was in the movie Monday Morning (1966) which unfortunately was stopped by the communist authority and released not until 1988.

In 2002, Paskaleva died from cancer in Sofia.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
English title Bulgarian title Transliteration
1966 Monday Morning Понеделник сутрин Ponedelnik sutrin Velko's wife because of the communist censorship it was released in 1988
1967 Detour
1971 The End of the Song Краят на песента Krayat na pesenta Nayme
1972 The Goat Horn Козият рог Koziyat rog Maria directed by Metodi Andonov
1973 Men Without Work Мъже без работа Mazhe bez rabota Hristina
1975 Villa Zone Вилна зона Vilna zona Stefka directed by Eduard Zahariev
1977 Matriarchy Матриархат Matriarhat Tana directed by Lyudmil Kirkov
Stars in Her Hair, Tears in Her Eyes Звезди в косите, сълзи в очите Zvezdi v Kosite, Salzi v Ochite Liza Strezova
1982 Elegy Елегия Elegiya the tavern-keeper Zdravka directed by Eduard Zahariev
1987 Eve on the Third Floor Ева на третия етаж Eva na tretiya etazh Naumova

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Sources[edit]

  • Gencheva, Galina (2008). Bulgarian Feature Films encyclopedia. Sofia: Publishing house "Dr Ivan Bogorov". ISBN 978-954-316-069-3. 
  • Kovachev, Pencho (2008). 50 Golden Bulgarian Films. Sofia: Publishing house "Zahariy Stoyanov". ISBN 978-954-09-0281-4. 

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