Until 1939 she lived with her parents in Paris, and after the outbreak of World War II, the family emigrated to New York (in 1946 granted citizenship). She studied at Scripps College and the Department of Theatre at the University of California .
In 1956 she married William Sloane Coffin, Jr.. , with whom she had three children – Anna, Alexander and David. In 1968 the marriage ended in divorce.
In 1967 began to take up photography, first commercial. She studied at the Kern Saen , then studied with Lisette Model, Jim Hughes, Ken Heyman and Diane Arbus . She was a portrait and documentary photography. She began working with publishers and magazines, published in Europe, the U.S. and South America.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
International Center of Photography, New York
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japon
The Israel Museum, Jérusalem
Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Suède
Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Pologne