Elisa Sophia Schmidt aka FEMME SCHMIDT was born on 14 February 1990 in Koblenz, Germany. 

Already as a child, she developed a strong desire to become a musician and henceforth took every opportunity to hit the stage. At the age of 16, she moved to the UK to be educated at the musical school Hurtwood House in Surrey. Here she began writing her first original songs. 

At 17, she spends another year in the United States before moving to Munich and devoting her time fully to music, while finishing her school. It was only a few months after her high school graduation that Schmidt signed her first major record deal with Warner Music.

Since then Schmidt is based in Berlin. For her music, however, the singer moved to London for several years, where her first two records were made.