Born in 1896 in Kiev, Ukraine. Her father was a
doctor, her mother a midwife. She completed a gymnasium in Tashkent
and attended pedagogical courses.
In 1913 she settled with her mother and
a sister in Tomaszow (Poland), where she participated in the
productions of a dramatic circle with the local "Hazamir".
In 1922 she came to Warsaw, where she
was soon taken into the Central Theatre and performed there in the
main women's roles of Asch's "Motke ganef (Motke the Thief)" as
"Mary", Gogol's "Revizor (The Inspector General)", Opatashu's "Heys
blut" et al.
In Warsaw she married writer Z.
Segalowitch, whose family name she took as her stage name, and after
that became the wife of the shul director and journalist Sh.
After the closing of the Central
Theatre, S. joined other dramatic troupes, and acting with Morevsky
she created the role "Nekhamale" in Kacyzne's "Dukus".
In 1928 she acted for a half season in
the Riga Yiddish Meutim Theatre (director -- Al. Stein), and since 1929
she has toured for a year-and-a-half with Stein's Vilna Troupe
across Romania, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.