Rose to fame alongside her daughter Marysol appearing on the popular Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of Miami. Her popularity earned her a BravoTV web series called Havana Elsa.
Shortly after the release of the first episode of The Real Housewives of Miami, she joined Twitter in March of 2011.
A self-proclaimed seer, she was known for providing a number of A-listers with spiritual guidance.
She was married to Donald Patton for 50 years. She had a son named Thomas.
She appeared on The Real Housewives of Miami alongside Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria, and Joanna Krupa, amongst others.