She began her acting career in the 1970s, and the 1980s brought her the greatest fame. With the break-up of Yugoslavia, her career also fell apart, and her addiction problems kept popping up in the media.
The actress did not hide that she is a deeply unhappy person. In one of her last interviews, she said her ideal was a short and happy death. In tears then, she said that her life had no meaning because she did not give birth to a child and did not continue the lineage of her family.
She ended her tumultuous life on September 23, 2008, in Belgrade, and an autopsy showed that she died from a heroin overdose. The details of her death were especially shocking – the actress allegedly sold all the furniture from the apartment because of drugs and died on the mattress, which was the only one left for her. Her body was reportedly found among syringes on the floor, and an ambulance was called by a friend with whom she was consuming drugs that night.
Sonja Savic started acting professionally at the age of 16, and already at the age of 21, she graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. At the beginning of the eighties, her time came, so in two and a half years she made five films that left a huge mark on Yugoslav cinematography.
Scenes in the film Una, which is based on the novel by Momo Kapor, and talks about the love between professor Michel Babic and his student Una Vojvodic, are not forgotten. Naked Sonja Savic, who eats cherries on the balcony and seduces the professor during the interview, is forever etched in the memory of many.
Apart from the film Una, during her career, she starred in a total of 50 films of Yugoslav, Slovenian, and Serbian production. Strangler vs. Strangler, Life is Beautiful, Balkan Spy, We Are Not Angels, Sugar Water, and South-Southeast are just some of the films that Sonja breathed life into, and in the early 1990s she began directing projects that artistically fought the war in Yugoslavia.