Z. was born on 16 September
1906 in Iasi, Rumania.
Her parents were actors, who
later went across Bucharest, where Z. completed a
four-class primary school, and two classes of gymnasium.
At the age of four, she
began to act in children's roles with Adolf Segal, and
from age six to eleven she acted in children's roles with
Itsikl Goldenberg. Afterwards she went over to episodic
roles for adults.
She acted in 1918 for
Clara Young in Constantinople, afterwards a season in
Romania., a season with Ziegler, three months in revues
with Kaner, a year-and-a-half with Rachel Axelrad in
Czernowitz, later in the German small-theatre stage
"Coliseum", six months with Kanapov in Bucharest, a
season in the Yiddish operetta with Ettinger, a summer
season in a Rumanian revue and a winter season in the
Yiddish drama with Lidia Potocka, a short time with
Kompaneyets' Yiddish operetta troupe, and again back to
the Rumanian revues.
Z. also participated in a
tour with the Rumanian operetta.
In the winter of 1928 Z.
acted in the Yiddish theatre, and in the summer of 1928
she was in the troupe of Ettinger-Segal.