Sandra Charles was born and raised in Kensington, Cape Town.
In 1975 she left for Brazil and opened a beauty salon there at the age of nineteen. Three years later she moved to Austria, where she still lives today, and started a business as a make-up artist.
After her fourth child was born in 1986, she began to expand her business to include photoshoot production. It was at this point that she started to playfully scribble on Eve.