Margarita Broich, born in Westerwald in 1960, first studied photo design at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund. She worked as theatre photographer for Claus Peymann in Bochum for two years before studying acting at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Margarita Broich has worked for theatre greats such as Einar Schleef, Heiner Müller, George Tabori, Bob Wilson and Christoph Schlingensief. She has, in addition, starred as an actress in many film and television productions. Margarita Broich lives in Berlin.