Born Elsbeth in Germany. Fled to France with husband Richard Lindner in 1933. Successful illustrator for Vogue and for Jardin des Modes. In 1939, she was arrested along with Richard and detained. She was released first, possibly through contacts in the fashion industry, and left for Casablanca. From there, she immigrated to the U.S. circa 1940-41. She separated from Richard Lindner in 1942 and divorced him in 1944 but kept the surname name. She then became involved with the exiled German Jewish journalist Joseph Bornstein. He died in June 1952 and she committed suicide in October of the same year.
Date of death is important = There is an Elsbeth Lindner who is a different person
Juke Goodman collection of fashion illustrations