Resides in Hamburg.
Mother of Maximilian Simonischek.
Before studying at the State Conservatory of Music and Drama in Bern, she was trained to be a telephone operator at Swiss Post.
Chosen "Actress of the Year" by "Theater heute" magazine in 1977 and 1978.
Her younger son, Hans Bechtholf, is from her marriage to Sven-Eric Bechtolf.