how did you become an actress ?
Oh, I have been singing and putting on costumes since I was little.
They called me Zarah Leander when I was a child, because I always
jumped on the table and pretended to be her. Don't ask me why, though
(laughs)! Then I was a soloist for the school choir and later I
played leads in school theatre. Ever since then it was clear that
I wanted to become an artist.
But you do come from an artist family, right?
That is correct. My father is an actor, which is why I have been
confronted with the good and the bad aspects of this job from an
early age on. My mother used to say, that a craftsman's son learns
how to repair things in the passing, just like an actor's daughter
gets a whiff of the air on stage a little earlier.
So where are you most comfortable? On stage, in front of
a camera? Your cv is very diverse, to say the least.
That's what life is, right?! I am aware of the fact that a lot
of colleagues find it difficult to classify me. What the heck is
Singer or actress, film or theater or rather dubbing? Newly "camerawoman"
and CD-Producer ? I am changing my focus every once in a while.
It is the most glorious feeling to be able to lead such a diversified,
colourful life, to meet new and interesting
people and rise to new challenges over and over. Moreover, even
if you don't actively work in one or the other area for a while
you still get better and more confident in it on the way. At least
for me that is true.