Born in Lyon, Anna Maria Braunin was the daughter of Georg Pfründt, a German medallist, wax modeller and engraver. She followed in her father's footsteps, becoming a medallist and wax modeller. In 1659 she married the medallist Johann Bartholomaüs Braunin and moved to Germany. In addition to portrait medals, Braunin made wax reliefs of members of the royal houses of the Netherlands and Germany. She also crafted free-standing wax figures and mythological scenes.