Hanna was born in England in 1974. She spent her childhood in Sweden, but returned to England to attend Drama School at the age of 20. After completing her studies and receiving a BA in Acting from the University of East London she moved to the South of France where she lived and worked as an artist and actress for 16 years whilst at the same time raising two boys. In 2014 Hanna returned to Sweden with the children after losing her husband, a fellow artist, to cancer. In Sweden she continued her studies and obtained a degree in Art from the University of Umeå and Pedagogy from The University of Stockholm. She now teaches Art and Visual Communication to high school students and creates her own art work in her home studio.