Anne Jud underwent acting training in Zurich and Vienna from 1972 to 1974 and then went to Berlin, where she took on her first assistantships. In 1975/1976 Anne Jud went on a six-month study trip through the United States and Mexico. Back in Berlin, the self-taught actress learned costume design practically at the Schaubühne Berlin and was involved in various theater projects such as the Shakespeare performances at the Schaubühne as well as at the Theater des Westens. Over the years, she also turned to other diverse art projects and worked as a performance artist as well as an installation artist. Jud’s art installations include her dollar bill foldings.
From 1976 to 1993 Anne Jud participated as a costume designer in theater and film productions, and from 1977 to 1981 she was a member of the Berlin Galerie am Moritzplatz. At the same time she organized exhibitions in Berlin until 1994, but also in other European cities. In 1985 she received a working scholarship from the Berlin Senator for Culture. From 1987 to 1991 Anne Jud also held teaching positions in costume at the University of the Arts, before moving to Solvang in the USA in 1994, where she worked at the Hallauer Ranch Artstudio. Until her death in 2016, Anne Jud-Hallauer (married to Wolfgang Hallauer since 1995) organized exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe.
Jud’s contributions to film are limited to a few costume designs from the 1980s. After assisting with Thomas Brasch’s 1980 period picture Engel aus Eisen (Angels of Iron), she collaborated with directors who worked beyond mainstream entertainment. She created the costumes for productions by Elfi Mikesch, Monika Treut, Rosa von Praunheim, Ulrike Ottinger and Wolfgang Becker.