Winger-Stein grew up in a Viennese bookseller family. Her family ran there own art salon in the bookshop on the Kohlmarkt in Vienna where Oskar Kokoschka and Adolf Loos whre introduced. This artistic environment shaped Winger-Stein very much. However, nothing is known about her artistic education. The French Fauvists have significantly influenced their work. She was a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Austria (VBKÖ) and exhibited between 1913 and 1919 at the Secession and the Künstlerhaus in Vienna. Around 1919 she married the Hamburg-born officer Richard Johann Winger, who was a colonel during the First World War. As a widow of a k.u.k. Officer, she was later protected from being deported by the National Socialists. Nevertheless, she had to override her property to her two sons. Winger-Stein died during the last days of the war in 1945 in Vienna.