Iwa Wanja (Ivanka Nikolova)

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Karnobat, Bulgaria
During her long life, Iwa Wanja had a very varied career, as a silent and talking pictures actress, as a professional horse rider and as a writer. Not everybody can boast so many talents, she could! Born in Karnobat, Bulgaria on 10-10-1905, she came to Berlin to perform as an actress in the German capital. She appeared on the stage first and then in the movies. She can be seen in twenty-two silent pictures, several of which with Harry Liedtke. It is again with Liedtke that she made her first talkie in 1930, Der keusche Josef (1930) . Read more...