The daughter of the chamber musician Paul Treff first attended the Commercial School, and then studied acting training at the Max Reinhardt School in Berlin. This was followed theatrical engagements in Darmstadt, Bremen, Munich, Vienna, Berlin and Hamburg. Great success they had this in pieces by Edward Albee and Jean Giraudoux.
In 1932 she was in production Peter Voss, the Millionendieb her feature film debut. Then Alice Treff was seen in over 150 film and television productions. She played alongside Henry George in sensational trial Casilla, under the direction of Helmut Käutner in In those days, in addition to OE Hasse in Canaris, next to Horst Buchholz in the Thomas Mann adaptation Confessions of Felix Krull, in the Edgar Wallace film The Black Abbot, in the historical miniseries the winter, which was a summer by Sandra Paretti and the family saga manure and wallflowers by Christine Brückner. Your last film appearance was in 2001 at the age of 95 years in Joseph Vilsmaier Leo and Claire.
In addition, Alice Treff was 1949-1993 extensively in the synchronization worked and lent her voice to prominent acting colleagues like Bette Davis ( The Naked and whither love leads ), Ruth Gordon ( Rosemary's Baby and Harold and Maude ), Jessica Tandy ( The Birds ) and Lotte Lenya (as James Bond antagonist Rosa Klebb in from Russia with Love ).