Maria Nikolova Toromanova
|Died||13 May 1929 (aged 52–53)|
In 1902 she made her debut in the New Drama Theatre "Tears and Laughter" (Bulgarian: Сълза и смях).
In the periods 1904–1910, 1911–1923 and 1925-1928, she appeared on the stage of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. Between 1910 and 1911, she was an actress in the New National Theatre, and from 1918 until 1925, in the drama department of the Free Theatre.
Her great granddaughter is the Bulgarian actress Elena Dimitrova.
Maria Toromanova-Hmelik participated in many theatrical plays, the most influential of which were:
Aside from her many theatre roles, she was in two Bulgarian movies:
- Aunt Kera in Love is Madness by Vasil Gendov (1917)
- Baba Tranka in Pod Staroto nebe, by Nikolay Larin (1922)
Love is Madness became the first Bulgarian film to be included in the National Film Archives of Bulgaria.
- "Maria Toromanova-Hmelik". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
- Енциклопедия на българския театър (in Bulgarian). София: Книгоиздателска къща „Труд“. 2008. p. 475. ISBN 978-9545287718.
- Monitor.bg. "Елена Димитрова вижда първата си роля насън (СНИМКИ)". www.monitor.bg. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
- "Lyubovta e ludost (1917) - IMDb". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
- news.bg (2009-01-22). "Българската национална филмотека празнува 50-годишнината си". News.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2021-05-25.