During her childhood she changed schools every year, as her mother had to move to other towns because of her acting commitments. She first appeared in front of the camera in an advertising spot as a child, then she played in her first movie when she was 9 years old. She soon started playing theater, at 14 she played Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" in Berlin. She became independent and traveled a lot at an early age. When she was 16 she married a student in Gretna Green, but her mother canceled the marriage. Then she married cameraman Charly Steinberger with whom she had a son, Florian (born in 1976). They divorced a few years later. In 1981 she met actor Herbert Herrmann, who was her partner in life and in many TV appearances for 13 years. With him she has her second son, Christopher (born in 1988). She became very popular after playing Kitty Balbeck in the successful German series "Das Erbe Der Guldenburgs". She acted in numerous TV movies and series, but she also constantly played theater. In the last years she delighted the German audience with her exceptional interpretation of Catherine in the dramatic play "Der Beweis" by David Auburn. In 1995 she met her present partner, Henry Dawidowicz, the manager of a cosmetics company. She is currently living with him and her younger son Christopher in Köln.