Born in the town of Dillenburg in Germany, she is the second born of four girls. Do’s father is a mercer and her mother is an opera singer. She begins her artistic training in the studio of the famous master and Professor Peter Paul Fechner in the university town of Tübingen in southern Germany, where she first learns sculpture, before joining Lausanne’s School of Fine Arts. In 1968, she meets the Greek sculptor Takis at the Biennale of Venice. Both lived and worked together for 16 years, in Paris, New York, Cambridge, and in the Spanish village of Carboneras, where they had a house built by the seaside, together with Soto, Le Parc, and other French and South American artists who left Paris after May 1968.

Takis and Do move back home in Gerovounos, near Athens, at the end of the Greek dictatorship in 1974; they live and work together in Greece for the next ten years. In 1989, Do moves to the Italian region of Lucca in Tuscany, and settles down in the village of Valdottavo. She works there in Pietrasanta and Pistoia’s foundries. Her artworks have been displayed in many exhibitions worldwide and here in Italy, Florence, Milan and Pistoia.