By her relationship with the actor Paul Verhoeven she had a son, Thomas Schultze-Westrum, who became a zoologist and maker of animal documentaries.
Daughter Regine with Anton Schelkopf.
Her first appearance in front of the camera came in 1932 into being when she acted in "Kiki" (1932) besides Anny Ondra and Hermann Thimig, directed by Karel Lamac. This should be a unique excursion into this metier for the time being.
She died of Parkinson's disease.
At the Bavarian Staatstheater she remained active from 1935 to 1945, again by Otto Falckenberg.
The 70s were dominated by television beside the theater.
She remained true to her profession till to the end of her life.
Only after World War II she appeared in numerous movie and television productions besides her engagements on stage.
She continued her film career successfully in the 60s and took part in movies like "Nacht fiel über Gotenhafen" (1960), "Escape from East Berlin" (1962) and "Kidnap - Die Entführung des Lindbergh-Babys" (1968).
At the age of 22 she played as an actress for the first time with the amateur troupe of the University of Munich.
Edith Schultze-Westrum was married with the producer Toni Schelkopf. Together they had one daughter: Regine.
She attended private acting lessons and it did not last long before she signed her first contract in 1927.
She had one son - Thomas Schultze-Westrum, who became well-known as a zoologist and animal filmmaker - a originated from her relationship with director Paul Verhoeven.
The actress Edith Schultze-Westrum lost her father at young age when he was fallen during World War I. She was brought up by her mother and Edith Schultze-Westrum soon became enthusiastic for the world of the theater.
Besides her activity as an actress she also dubbed American movies and spoke roles for plays.
She began her professional career for Otto Falckenberg at the Munich intimate theater where she worked her's way up from a support to a leading actress.
As an established actress she soon got engagements at other important German theaters, among them the Bavarian Staatstheater where she was engaged after a several months lasting work suspension because of critical comment about the Nazi regime and her engagement for Jewish colleagues.