Theatre, film and TV actress
After finishing school with a federal academic baccalaureate, Wanda went to theatre school in Zurich. She has been a member of ‘400asa’ since 1999. As an actor, she has worked with Meret Matter, Ruedi Häusermann, Tim Zulauf and Samuel Schwarz. She performs at Schauspielhaus in Zurich, the city theatre in Basel, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and as a guest at the Volksbühne in Berlin. She has toured Switzerland since 2010 with her comedy ‘Traumfraumutter’. She has also appeared in the feature films ‘Ferienfieber’ (2004), ‘Stranges’ (2016) and ‘Die fruchtbaren Jahre sind vorbei’ (2019). In 2015, she won the Swiss TV film prize as best supporting actor for her role in ‘Der Hamster’.
Three questions for Wanda
To be or not to be! Have you ever faced this question in your life?
Yes, every summer, when the theatres have their summer break. And it keeps coming up fundamentally because I know that as you get older, particularly if you’re a woman, your unemployment options tend to shrink.
Have you ever had pension role models?
I didn’t have any role models. I had to think about it very early on and put money aside as I don’t have anyone who would help me out if all my work disappears.
What pensions advice would you offer your younger self?
I would advise my younger self to take out daily allowance insurance early. That would have saved me some sleepless nights.