Born in Zagorje ob Savi, Slovenia, she studied to be a Germanist, but her primary love was ballet. She studied ballet in Düsseldorf. It was there that she met and married the German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber.
In 1955, at the age of 18, she starred in the movie Ples čarovnic (Dance Of The Witches) a Triglav Film production in Slovenian. The movie was a tour-de-force, 452 minutes of ballet to the Ples čarovnic symphonic poem by Blaž Arnič with choreography by Pia and Pino Mlakar.
- Ples carovnic on IMDb
- "Ples čarovnic" Slovenian Film Fund (Zbirka slovenskega filma) Archived 2007-03-12 at the Wayback Machine.;
- "Obituary section: Kleiber, Carlos" Current Biography Yearbook 2004 edition, H.W. Wilson Co., New York, p. 650;
- This article is based in part on material from the Slovenian Wikipedia.
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