Elisabeth – shown here in her Carnival costume in circa 1927 – was an enthusiastic theatre-goer, performed in theatre productions at school and even wrote her own short plays, such as a fairy tale which her school made into a production.

Elisabeth – shown here in her Carnival costume in circa 1927 – was an enthusiastic theatre-goer, performed in theatre productions at school and even wrote her own short plays, such as a fairy tale which her school made into a production.

Elisabeth Sigmund made it a habit to look more closely at the plants that lined the paths during walks and to determine what they were if possible. Circa 1929.

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Elisabeth Sigmund in 2004. In the 1960s she was one of the people involved in the development of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. She also developed a special facial treatment method, the Dr. Hauschka Treatment, which she taught to estheticians training to become Dr. Hauschka Natural Estheticians.

Elisabeth Sigmund in 2004. In the 1960s she was one of the people involved in the development of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. She also developed a special facial treatment method, the Dr. Hauschka Treatment, which she taught to estheticians training to become Dr. Hauschka Natural Estheticians.

Elisabeth with her sister Albine, circa 1915.

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Elisabeth Sigmund (left) with her sister Albine in 1931. It is the first photo that her future husband Karl Sigmund took of her.

Elisabeth Sigmund (left) with her sister Albine in It is the first photo that her future husband Karl Sigmund took of her.

A lion cub was passed around during a circus performance attended by Elisabeth and Karl. After Elisabeth joked that she would love a lion like that, Karl bought her the cuddly lion, Chorki. Winter 1932.

A lion cub was passed around during a circus performance attended by Elisabeth and Karl. After Elisabeth joked that she would love a lion like that, Karl bought her the cuddly lion, Chorki.

Elisabeth Sigmund rode her motorbike to convent libraries outside Vienna, where she found extensive knowledge about nurturing plants; circa 1935.

Elisabeth Sigmund rode her motorbike to convent libraries outside Vienna, where she found extensive knowledge about nurturing plants;

Elisabeth Sigmund. One of her favourite pastimes: reading. Circa 1929.

One of her favourite pastimes: reading.


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