Ferguson, Elsie was born on August 19, 1885 in New York, United States. Daughter of Amelia and Miriam Benson Ferguson.
Educated Normal College, New York.
. Debut in The Liberty Belles, at Madison Square Theatre, New York, 1901. Made first appearance in London, England., as Ella Seaford, in The Earl of Pawtucket, at the Playhouse, 1907. Toured United States in Pierre of the Plains, The Battle, and The Traveling Salesman, 1908.
Later starred in Such a Little Queen, Dolly Madison (subsequently named The First Lady of the Land). And The Strange Woman. Starred in Outcast, Margaret Schiller, and Shirley Kaye.
Film debut in Barbary Sheep, 1917. Later prodns., Rose of the World, The Avalanche, Witness for the Defense, Footlights, Peter Ibbetson. Returned to the speaking stage, 1920, in Sacred and Profane Love.
Appeared in The Varying Shore at Hudson Theatre, New York 1921, The Wheel of Life, The Grand Duchess and the Waiter, Scarlet Pages. Retired, 1929.
Married Fred Hoey, August 19, 1907. Married second, Thomas Benedict Clarke, Junior.; married 3d, Frederick Worlock, 1924 (divorced).