Erika Pluhar is an actress, singer and author from Austria and was born on 28 February 1939 in Vienna.
Erika Pluhar is the daughter of Anna and Dr Josef Pluhar. One of her sisters, Ingeborg G. Pluhar, is a painter and sculptor.
After finishing school in 1957, Erika Pluhar studied at the Max Reinhardt Seminar, the Viennese academy for music and the performing arts where she graduated with distinction in 1959. She immediately went into acting at the Burgtheater, the imperial court theatre, where she was a member of the acting troupe from 1959 until 1999.
At the beginning of the 1970s Erika Pluhar embarked on a singing career. She has been writing books since her childhood; her first book was published in 1981.
Erika Pluhar has been married twice (with Udo Proksch, businessman and convict of the murder of six people, and André Heller, poet and all-rounder artist) and has had a daughter, Anna (1961–1999).