Born on 8 February 1876 in
Lemberg, Galicia. Father -- owner of a canteen
[restaurant in a barracks]. She completed a folkshul.
1892 -- joined as a chorister with Gimpel in his Lemberg
Yiddish theatre, but quickly became a soubrette, and
after a certain time acted together with Regina Prager
and Berta Kalich. After acting in Vienna, Budapest,
Bucharest and Warsaw, she married Sam Schilling in 1910,
and followed the same stage path as her husband.
In her autobiography she
"I can proudly say that happily the entrepreneurs felt
that Schilling and his wife had been privileged to take
part in his activities. As evidence serves the fact,
during the Czarist rule, when no Jew was able to
enter Russia, nevertheless the former director of the
Warsaw Epelberg had applied to every power wit in six
months to be engaged, where we had a great celebrated
After her husband's death,
Sh. remained to act in Yiddish theatre. Her sister Hanya
(Anna Brie) also was a Yiddish actress ("Lexicon of the
Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, p. 243), and was the wife of
actor Adolf Meltzer.
According to the Yizkor list
in the program of the State Yiddish Theatre in Poland, S.
was killed by the Nazis.