Born in Iasi, Romania.
Father -- a cutter. She learned in a primary school
through her sister Amalia, who had married actor Sigmund
Mogulesko, who came into contact with the Yiddish
theatre and entered into the chorus of
Mogulesko-Goldfaden's troupes in Romania and Russia.
Later she came here also to act in episodic roles.
1886 -- came with her
husband, Joseph Edelstein, to America, where she acted
in various Yiddish troupes, most of the time under the
management of her husband.
Still in Russia, acting in
prima donna roles, E. there performed as "Genendl" in
Shomer's "Der katorzhnik", and as "Tamar" in Lateiner's
"Di libe fun tsion".
In America E. acted in
character roles and was the first to act [in the role
of] "Mishka" in Lateiner's operetta "Miskha and Moshka",
and in Jacob Gordin's plays, such as "Froy rozenkrants" in
"Siberia" (13 November 1891 in the Union Theatre),
"Zelda" in "Der vilder mentsh" (4 November 1893 in the
Windsor Theatre), "Madam Zhamanuli" in "Devorahle
myukhst" (1893), and "Freyde henye" in "Dovidl mshurr"
together with Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky in Berlin in
Lateiner's "Dovids fidele", and since then, due to
illness, withdrew from the stage.