After her acting training at the Conservatory in Lausanne (SPAD), Irene Godel went on tour in Canada with Jean-Paul Sartre's play «No Exit». The actor Vincent Aubert became aware of the play and recommended the crew to the directors Mathieu Chardet and Thierry Piguet, who then hired the actors in 1995 for the play «Der Nachlass» by Marivaux at the summer theater in Vernier. Irene's career starts with roles in cinema and TV.
In 1997 she plays at the very first theater festival after the war in Sarajevo, the MESS, in the play «Oleanna» by David Mamet, which also takes her to Cyprus. The well-known French-Swiss comedian Thierry Meury proposed a collaboration in a sketch evening program and later engaged her in one of his plays, «The Corridor».
In the 2000s you can see Irene increasingly in the cinema, in «Lücke im System» by Romed Wyder (2003), «Christmas in Love» by Neri Parenti with Vittorio de Sica and Massimo Baldi (2004), «Night Shadows» by Nasser Bakhti (2006) and «Sweet Girls» by J.-P. Cardinaux and X.Ruiz (2015)
In 2009 she played the main role in «A Little Game Without Consequences» by Gérald Sibleyras and Jean Dell at the summer theater in Vernier.
In addition to her artistic career, Irene Godel is also a speaker for documentaries, e-learnings and commercials. In 2007 she became Swisscom's official French corporate voice and will remain so until 2018.
In 2014 she discovered her love for scenic readings, also in connection with concerts. In 2014 she reads «Erotic Correspondence through the Eras» at the Festival des Correspondances in Valais in Brig and Sierre, in 2015/16/17/18 Eric Emmanuel Schmitt's «Little Marriage Crimes» on tour in Germany and Switzerland, in 2016 Debussys «Trois Chansons de Bilitis» and in 2019 letters of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, both in collaboration with the Musikkollegium Winterthur.