She worked as press officer for Berlin branch of motion picture company Metro GoldwynMayer of UK.. She joined Nazi party in 1933 and married Harro Schulze Boysen a German airforce officer on 16 July 1936. She left Nazi party in 1937. She helped her husband in anti Nazi activities. She was also collecting evidence of Nazi crimes. She was arrested on Sept 8, 1942 and was tried by Reich Court martial for espionage, preparation to commit high treason , and military sabotage and was sentenced to death on 19 Dec 1942. She was executed on 22 Dec 1942 at Plotzensee prison at Berlin . Her husband was executed earlier.