Born in Haifa, Israel and studied in the Hebrew Reali School and later Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was married to Avi Feder and after their divorce married Meshulam Amit. She has 3 children. She also fostered 10 children throughout her life and recorded her experiences in a fictional series that was broadcast on the radio and changed for the stage and TV.
She wrote many famous Hebrew books, among her most famous and well known are the Gingi (Hebrew: ג'ינג'י) series and Tuli Ta'alooli (Hebrew: טולי תעלולי).
In 2005, she was voted the 119th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis.