Elke won a $1.25 million libel lawsuit against Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1992.
At last report, Elke is alive and well and living with her second husband in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles.
Elke recorded several record albums back in the 1960's.
Elke's initial career ambition was to be an interpreter for the United Nations.
Elke was discovered for movies by famed Italian director Vittorio De Sica in Viareggio, Italy while on vacation there with her mother.
Elke says she was a tomboy as a little girl and that she did not own a dress until she was 13 years old.
Elke is an only child.
Elke's family was fortunate enough to be in the Western Zone of occupation when Berlin was captured by Allied forces in World War II.
Elke's father was a Lutheran minister. Sadly, he passed away when she was 14.
Elke once hosted a 13 part instructional series on PBS entitled Painting With Elke.
Elke portrayed Magda Goebbels in the 1982 TV movie Inside the Third Reich.
Elke appeared in the 1986 TV mini-series Peter the Great along with the likes of Maximillian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, and Laurence Olivier.
According to Hollywood lore, Elke and first husband Joe Hyams once believed their Beverly Hills house to be haunted.
Elke is a talented artist who has had several exhibitions of her paintings.
Elke was married to writer Joe Hyams from 1964 to 1981. She married hotelier Wolf Walther in 1993 and they are still together as of last report.
Elke co-hosted the 1981 Miss Universe pageant with Bob Barker.
Her measurements are: 36-22-36 according to Celebrity Sleuth magazine.
Elke is 5 feet, 7 inches tall.
Peter Sellers reportedly asked Elke to marry him on the set of A Shot in the Dark but by that time she was engaged to another man.
Elke appeared in the second entry in the Pink Panter series--A Shot in the Dark.
Elke appeared in The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz with four cast members of Hogan's Heroes: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, and Leon Askin.
Elke did a pictoral spread in Playboy in 1970.
Elke appeared in an entry of Dean Martin's Matt Helm spy series entitled The Wrecking Crew.
Elke co-starred with Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller in the 1964 comedy Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number.
Elke's first role in an America produced film was in The Prize in which she co-starred with Paul Newman and Edward G. Robinson.
Early in her career, Elke had dental surgery to bridge a gap between her front teeth.
Elke won a Golden Globe Award in 1964 for Most Promising Female Newcomer.
Elke's English language film debut was in the 1961 British film Don't Bother to Knock.
Elke was a frequent guest on the Tonight Show, Hollywood Squares, and Match Game during the 1970's.
Elke speaks seven languages fluently.
Elke once appeared in a commercial for Grapenuts cereal.