The legendary actress Milka Zimková died! She was 71 years old

Emilia Zimková is a well-known actress known to the audience from the cult movie Pasla kone na beton. She starred in a peculiar comedy with Ľubomír Paulovič or Marián Geišberg. According to RTVS information Milka Zimková died on Tuesday, May 30, at the hospital. The information about the death was confirmed for RTVS by the ex-husband of the actress Ondrej Zimko, who is a well-known academic painter. Milka Zimková will be remembered today on the broadcast of the news RTVS :24 and also on the broadcast of Dvojka.

Milka Zimková was known for often wearing hats.


One of the most prominent characters of the middle generation of actors, the writer and author of great monodramas, Milka Zimková, died on Tuesday, May 30, at the age 71 years after a serious illness. Milka Zimková was born on August 1, 1951 in the eastern Slovak village of Okružná. After graduating from elementary school, she attended the gymnasium in Prešov, where she graduated in 1969. Between 1969 and 1975, she studied acting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, after graduating she worked as an actress in the Theater for Children and Youth in Trnava. Since 1975, she has worked as a freelancer and as part of a one-actor theater dedicated to the theatrical genre of monodrama. She wrote her own scripts for her performances, with which she performed in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, Russia and Cuba in addition to Slovakia.

She became visible especially as an actress portraying the main character in the cult film Horses Grazed on Concrete, filmed based on her book debut of the same name from 1980, awarded with the Ivan Krasko Prize. Later came the film scripts …horses on concrete, Easter and Bez slov. Her book publications include: Pasla kone na beton, No a co, Bez slov, NO a TO! or alone with everyone, but also the Šarišsko-Slovak dictionary from around Prešov. On your own she wrote a book entitled Dve v tom to her writing accounton which she collaborated with journalist and writer Gabriela Rothmayerová.

Milka Zimkova she wanted to be an actress since childhood, which finally came true. As she told us in an interview on her 70th birthday, the meaning of her life was to give love, to rejoice in the little things, in everything that comes. She liked people who know how to love everything around them. “He who does not have love in himself cannot even give it away” she revealed in the past for Extra plus Milka Zimkova.

The actress has several awards to her credit: The Ivan Kraska Award (1981), the Main Award for the film Horses Grazing on Concrete at the International Film Festival in Moscow (1983)in the same year she won the award for best female performance at the Czechoslovak Film Festival, at the same time in 1983 she received the title Person of the Yearin 2001 she received the Prize for the book of the year – Short stories without words, but also the Prize of the International Jury at the International Festival of One Actor Theater in Wroclaw, Poland in 2006.