After her studies at the Max Reinhardt Seminar, she appeared in several feature films of the 1950 - 60s in supporting roles, she also played theater. After their moderation of the Euro Vision Song Contest 1967 in Vienna, she was hired by the newly established radio station Ö3 as presenter. Then moderated by the end of the 1980s, a program of Latin American music. Erica Vaal itself has previously spent some years in Mexico. She died on October 17, 2013 at her home in Staatz at the age of 86 years. Erica Vaal Roberts was married until her death born with the in Feldkirchen (Carinthia ) actor and writer Paul Robert Roberts. With her first husband, the film producer Victor PAHLEN, they had a daughter, film producer and author Kyra PAHLEN.