Her grandson Ignaz has lived with her since her daughter Anna died in 1999.
Started her singing career in the early 1970s performing songs by her ex-husband André Heller, Wolf Biermann and other popular songwriters. Since the 1980s, she has written her own songs.
Ensemble member of the famous Burgtheater in Vienna from 1959 to 1999.
Her sister Ingeborg G. Pluhar made a name as a painter and sculptor.