Born as Hana Tomešová in Czechoslovakia. She worked as a props manager at a regional theater, a photographer, a white chimney-sweeper in a coal mine, and a stage actress. She then became a lab technician in the Barrandov film studios and a theater lighting technician. Later, she became an assistant film editor at the Czechoslovak TV Studio and a student of film editing at Prague’s FAMU. After three years, she left the studio for USA where she worked her way up from being a press operator, a nurse, to selling hamburgers at McDonalds (just for one day), acting in a French-American theater, to finally become a film editor. Selected filmography (editor): Citizen Havel (dir. Pavel Koutecky, Miroslav Janek), Milos Forman Stories (dir. Vojtech Jasny), Johny Suede (dir. Tom di Cillo), Children of the Night (dir. Michaela Pavlatova), The Devil Knows Why (dir. Roman Vávra), Well-paid Stroll (dir. Miloš Forman), as well as numerous documentaries directed by Miroslav Janek, Pavel Stingl and Bretislav Rychlik.