18 September 1945|
|Died||23 July 2002
|Occupation||film and stage actress|
|Years active||1967 - 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
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.
|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|
|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|
- 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.