The future singer, pianist, composer, lyricist and presenter Marie Rottrová was born on November 13, 1941 in Ostrava-Hrušov to the Catholic family of Ludmila and Vladimír Rotter. The father worked as an organist, choirmaster and music teacher, the mother was an educator in the school group and sang in the church choir. So it’s no wonder that Marie has been drawn to music since childhood. She attended the Folk Art School, learned to play the piano and sang in choirs. Nevertheless, she was eager to become a figure skater or teacher.