German singer best known as the former frontwoman of the death metal band Arch Enemy, with whom she released more than ten albums.
She overcame bulimia and anorexia to join her first metal band in 1991.
She has also released albums with the bands Mistress and Asmodina.
She was in a relationship with Michael Amott, but the couple split in 2014.
She cites Rob Halford as one of her most notable influences.