Born in Turnu Magurele, Romania, in a Bulgarian clark and a Romanian mother family. Her brothers are the famous painter Nikola Tanev (1890-1962) and the journalist Stefan Tanev, an editor-in-chief of the Utro newspaper. She was married to Yordan Slivopolsky-Piligrim (1884-1969), a writer and journalist. Siviopolska worked at home, in her own office at the Vasil Aprilov str. in Sofia. Her home was a center of intense cultural life. In the 1920-1940s she published the Zhena i dom (Woman and House) magazine with a circulation of 14 000-24000, the highest amongst others by the household press.