Studied piano as a child. Began voice training at age of 16.
Marie: m. 2d, Henry Johansen, May 31, 1930 (deceased June 1946). Made debut in role of Nuri in Tiefland, National Theatre, Oslo, 1913. Later sang at Opera Comic, Mayol, Casino at Oslo, and at Gothenburg, Helsingfors, Bayruth, Brussels.
Debuts in the United States as Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1935, since with Metropolitan singing in Wagnerian operas. Concerts also in principal cities of Europe, United States and Australia. Radio artist.
Married Sigurd Hall, May 14, 1919.