Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova, 27, who plays Ivana in Donald Trump drama The Apprentice learned Danish in the hope of starring in indie Scandi films and got her big break in Borat Maria Bakalova, 27, from Bulgaria is a BAFTA and Oscar-nominated actress READ MORE: Trump film shocks Cannes as former US President is depicted 'raping' his then-wife Ivana in biopic The Apprentice starring Sebastian Stan By Maria Chiorando For Mailonline Published: 07:32 EDT, 21 May 2024 | Updated: 07:57 EDT, 21 May 2024 e-mail 4 View comments The upcoming film about Donald Trump , aptly named The Apprentice, premiered at Cannes last night. Described as 'controversial' by many outlets, Trump has said he plans to sue the makers of the docudrama - which includes a scene of him raping his late ex-wife Ivana, which he denies ever happened. However, ahead of its Cannes premiere, the movie was one of the festival's most anticipated.

Following its screening, it received an eight-minute standing ovation, thanks no doubt in part to the performance of Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova, who plays Ivana. Despite not (yet) being a household name, Maria, 27, has already enjoyed significant success in her career. Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova (pictured) poses for snappers while attending The Apprentice's premiere at Cannes Film Festival Maria Baklava is photographed on the set of The Apprentice in Toronto.

She plays Donald Trump's late ex wife Ivana in the film In 2020, the actress was nominated for a number.

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