Her father was very strict and did not let her leave the embassy at any times, and she was forced to dance with old men at the celebration balls. Elsa sneaks out one night because she wants to see the night life of Paris and Margarette, a worker at the embassy tries to stop her, but since they both have a good connection, she lets her go. Elsa goes to the Theatre Magique to watch a puppet show, little does she know that she will meet her future husband André Toulon there. When her father discovers that Elsa has been out, he sends three guards to beat up Toulon and teach him a lesson for being near his daughter. When Afzel teaches Toulon the secret of life, Sutekh's Mummy Servants break into the embassy to kill all the residents and kidnap Elsa to force Toulon out of hiding so they can steal back the secret from him. Toulon rescued her and introduced her to his puppets.
Together they toured the world doing puppet shows, one in particular in Cairo, Egypt when he bought her a dress that became her favorite. During the 1930's they settled down in Berlin, Germany. Andre tried for many years to paint a portrait for Elsa but his painting skills were not the best so he decided to build her a special doll in her likeness. When the second World War began, Elsa and Andre showed their hatred to the Nazis by putting on a puppet show which poked fun at Adolf Hitler. Lt. Eric Stein saw one of these performances and reported it to Major Kraus. Kraus, who was the leader of the Deathcore Project learned about Toulon's living puppets and wanted to use his secret to help in Dr. Hess's experiments. Elsa tried to stop Kraus from stealing it and she was shot by one of his guards. The Nazis proceeded to arrest Andre and Elsa spat at them so Kraus shot her in the head with his gun. Andre escaped from the Nazis with help of his puppets and broke into the morgue and removed Elsa's spirit, he then placed it into the doll he had made for Elsa bringing it to life. The doll was defenseless so Andre fed it some medical Leeches which turned it into Leech Woman.
When Andre escaped to America at the Bodega Bay Inn Hotel, he made two life size mannequins based on him and Elsa. When the puppets resurrected Toulon many years later, he was a confused, soulless monster that thought a para-psychologist who was working at the hotel was Elsa reborn.
- Her name is "Ilsa" in "Retro Puppet Master".