Elsa Anna Sophie Hosk was born in Bromma. Her cousin, Alice Herbst, who is also a model, won the television show Sweden’s Next Top Model. Elsa is a former player of the Swedish women’s national basketball. She began her career by accident, when his father Pål send photos of her and her two brothers at different Swedish fashion agencies. After she had appeared in 2005 in the music video Who’s That Girl by the singer Darin.