Also known as Archduchess Gabriela of Austria, she is a prolific abstract sculptor who works mainly in stainless steel as well as stone-printed lithography.
She studied philosophy for two years at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
She was appointed as the Ambassador of Georgia to Germany in 2009.
She married Christian Meist in 1978 and they later divorced.
She and Millicent Fenwick have both served as ambassadors.