Famous Bulgarian Women

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 1 
Baba Vanga
(Mystic)

Baba Vanga
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Birthdate: January 31, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ustrumca, Salonica Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 11, 1996

 2 

Maria Bakalova
5
Birthdate: June 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burgas, Bulgaria

 3 
Kristalina Georgieva
(Managing Director of the IMF)

Kristalina Georgieva
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Birthdate: August 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian environmental economist Kristalina Georgieva, the MD of IMF, believes developed nations should help low-income countries to prevent the Great Divergence. Her career boasts of a stint at the World Bank Group. She made it to the 2020 Time 100 and was named the European of the Year in 2010.

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 4 

Sylvie Vartan
3
Birthdate: August 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Iskrets, Bulgaria

 5 
Tsvetana Pironkova
(Tennis player)

Tsvetana Pironkova
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Birthdate: September 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

 6 
Stefka Kostadinova
(High jumper)

Stefka Kostadinova
2
Birthdate: March 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Stefka Kostadinova is a Bulgarian former athlete whose world record of 2.09 metres in high jump has stood since 1987. One of the most respected athletes from Bulgaria, Kostadinova has won an Olympic gold medal, two gold medals in World Championships, five gold medals in World Indoor Championships, and four gold medals in European Indoor Championships.

 7 
Maria Popova
(Writer)

Maria Popova
1
Birthdate: July 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bulgaria
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 8 

Giovanna of Italy
2
Birthdate: November 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: February 26, 2000

 9 
Julia Kristeva
(Philosopher)

Julia Kristeva
2
Birthdate: June 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sliven, Bulgaria

 10 

Ivet Lalova-Collio
1
Birthdate: May 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 12 

Anjela Nedyalkova
2
Birthdate: March 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 13 
Irina Bokova
(Politician)

Irina Bokova
1
Birthdate: July 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 14 
Lili Ivanova
(Singer)

Lili Ivanova
1
Birthdate: April 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kubrat, Bulgaria

 15 
Victoria Marinova
(Journalist)

Victoria Marinova
1
Birthdate: August 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ruse, Bulgaria
Died: October 6, 2018

 16 
Preslava
(Singer)

Preslava
1
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dobrich, Bulgaria

 17 

Valya Balkanska
1
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arda, Bulgaria

 18 
Galena
(Singer)

Galena
2
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Smyadovo, Bulgaria

 19 
Magdalena Maleeva
(Tennis player)

Magdalena Maleeva
1
Birthdate: April 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 20 
Andrea
(Singer)

Andrea
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 21 
Tita
(Singer)

Tita
2
Birthdate: July 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tutrakan, Bulgaria

 22 
Poli Genova
(Singer)

Poli Genova
2
Birthdate: February 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 23 
Edelweiss
(Actress)

Edelweiss
1
Birthdate: September 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tyumen, Russia

 24 
Desislava Radeva
(First Lady of Bulgaria)

Desislava Radeva
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burgas, Bulgaria

 25 

Selma Bajrami
2
Birthdate: July 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 26 
Mariya Gabriel
(Politician)

Mariya Gabriel
1
Birthdate: May 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria

 27 

Victoria Georgieva
2
Birthdate: September 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Varna, Bulgaria

 28 
Lyudmila Zhivkova
(Politician)

Lyudmila Zhivkova
1
Birthdate: July 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Govedartsi, Bulgaria
Died: July 21, 1981

 29 
Kamelia
(Singer)

Kamelia
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chiprovtsi, Bulgaria

 30 
Krisia Todorova
(Bulgarian Singer Who Shot to Fame After Standing Second at the '2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest')

Krisia Todorova
5
Birthdate: June 1, 2004
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Varna, Bulgaria

 31 
Mira Aroyo
(Musician)

Mira Aroyo
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Birthdate: July 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 32 
Viktoriya Tomova
(Tennis player)

Viktoriya Tomova
1
Birthdate: February 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 33 
Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma
(Princess of Bourbon-Parma)

Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma
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Birthdate: January 17, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: January 31, 1899

Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma was the first wife of prince-regnant Ferdinand of Bulgaria, who later became Tsar Ferdinand I. Well-read and fluent in 5 languages, she was a woman of culture. She died at age 29, shortly after giving birth to her fourth child.

 34 
Gery-Nikol
(Singer)

Gery-Nikol
2
Birthdate: July 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Varna, Bulgaria

 35 

Sofi Marinova
1
Birthdate: December 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 36 
Iliana Iotova
(Vice President)

Iliana Iotova
1
Birthdate: October 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 37 
Desi Slava
(Singer)

Desi Slava
2
Birthdate: March 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Radnevo, Bulgaria

 38 
Manuela Maleeva
(Tennis player)

Manuela Maleeva
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Birthdate: February 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

While she initially represented Bulgaria, former world number 3 tennis star Manuela Maleeva began playing for Switzerland after her marriage to Swiss tennis coach François Fragnière. Politically vocal, the Olympic bronze medalist co-established the party Yes, Bulgaria! She also owns a foundation that helps disabled children.

 39 
Gloria
(Singer)

Gloria
1
Birthdate: June 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ruse, Bulgaria

Princess Nadezhda of Bulgaria
2
Birthdate: January 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Died: February 15, 1958

 41 
Yordanka Donkova
(Hurdling Athletic)

Yordanka Donkova
1
Birthdate: September 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 42 
Alisia
(Singer)

Alisia
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Birthdate: March 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ihtiman, Bulgaria

 43 
Rosario Nadal
(Consultant)

Rosario Nadal
1
Birthdate: October 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balearic Islands, Spain

 44 
Anelia
(Singer)

Anelia
1
Birthdate: July 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

 45 
Korneliya Ninova
(Politician)

Korneliya Ninova
2
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krushovitsa, Vratsa Province, Bulgaria

 46 
Antoaneta Stefanova
(Chess grandmaster)

Antoaneta Stefanova
1
Birthdate: April 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 47 
Yana Marinova
(Actress)

Yana Marinova
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 48 
Gabriela Stoeva
(Badminton player)

Gabriela Stoeva
1
Birthdate: July 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haskovo, Bulgaria

 49 
Sesil Karatantcheva
(Tennis player)

Sesil Karatantcheva
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

 50 
Boryana Kaleyn
(Rhythmic gymnast)

Boryana Kaleyn
1
Birthdate: August 23, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria