March 21, 2023
Elva Josephson

Elva Josephson is an American actress and model who gained popularity as a child artist in the 1980 movie, The Blue Lagoon. She portrayed the character of Young Emmeline in the movie. Though the movie was panned by critics, it turned out to be a massive hit at the box office, which also gave Elva overnight popularity.

Despite her initial success as an actress, Josephson later vanished from her acting career. So, let’s find out why did Elva disappear from movies and TV series? Also, know about her love life; with whom Elva exchanged her vow?

Here are more interesting facts you need to know about Josephson’s life including her age, early life, movies, net worth, and many more!

Who Are Elva Josephson’s Parents? Her Family and Birth Details

Josephson was born on April 17th, 1973 in New Jersey, America. She is the daughter of Herbert Josephson (father) who was a musician by profession and Mary Winifred Cowie (mother). She spent most of her childhood in the city of Beach Haven, NJ with her parents and sister, Jami Josephson-Chace. Elva’s sister is an entrepreneur and currently works at Shaklee Corporation.

Elva's dad Herbert Josephson
Elva Josephson’s heavenly father

Talking about her ethnicity, Josephson belongs to the Caucasian ethnical background and holds an American nationality. She was homeschooled throughout her early childhood and later attended Red Bank Regional High School. Later on, Elva graduated from SUNY College at Old Westbury in Mathematics and Education.

Josephson Started Her Professional Career As A Child Artist

She was interested in show business from an early age. Seeing her growing interest in acting, her parents helped her a lot to pursue her career in the entertainment industry. She initially began her modeling career with various photoshoots along with her friends.

As for her acting journey, Elva Josephson began her career in the 1980s. She debuted in the 1980 TV movie, Hardhat and Legs. She portrayed the role of Deedee Botsford in the movie which is also positively reviewed by the critics. The same year, Josephson worked in a movie, The Blue Lagoon.

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Elva Josephson played the character of Young Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon

Furthermore, her other acting credits include A little sex (1982), Author! Author! (1982), George Washingston (1984), CBS Schoolbreak Special (1985), and many more.

Elva’s Role In The 1980 Cult Romance Movie-The Blue Lagoon

Josephson gained overnight fame after playing the role of young Emmeline in the 1980s movie, The Blue Lagoon. The movie was Elva’s second film appearance as well as her breakthrough. Along with her, the movie also starred popular actress, Brooke Shields as Emmeline Lestrange.

The movie is based on the survival and romance drama between two young cousins, Emmeline and Richard. After the boats got wrecked into parts, they are alone on an island in the Pacific ocean.


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Emmiline and Richard spend several years on an island without any other human presence. During the period, two young kids survive alone and discover their sexual nature and end up having a son before they were rescued.

The movies didn’t receive good reviews and comments from critics. However, it is one of the highest-grossing movies of the year with a collection of over $ 58.9 million from all over the world. The total budget of the Movies is around $4.5million.

What Happened to Elva Josephson’s Career In The 90s?

Even after having such a wonderful start to her career as a child artist, Elva couldn’t keep the same impact in her adult. The 1980s was a fantastic decade for her life but in the 90s she eventually moved out from movies and shows. Some of her fans believe, she may be on hiatus from the acting field while other believes she couldn’t transition from child actress to adult actress.

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Elva Josephson’s photoshoot with Showbiz

Rather than quitting acting, it seems Elva found difficulties in finding the roles and couldn’t decide what to do with her life. Regardless of what, undoubtedly, Josephson would have a fantastic career if there were no dilemmas in her life.

Is Elva Josephson Married to Anyone in 2022?

Well, the answer to this is yes. Elva is in a marital relationship with a man named, Dmitry Grosman. Her husband Dmitry is a businessman and Inverter by profession who keeps on sharing various ideas regarding money management through his Facebook handle. Furthermore, one can clearly notice through his social media sites that her hubby is nature and animal-loving guy.

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Elva Josephson with her husband, Dmitry Grosman, and kids

The beautiful couple celebrates their marriage anniversary on the 29th of August. They tied their knot somewhere in the late 90s and are still together since then. The sweetest duo has extended their marital relationship without any separation and disputation rumors. As a result, they together share two kids, a son, Ethan Grosman, and a daughter.

Back in 2020, Elva uploaded a picture of his son Ethan and congratulated him for getting enrolled in Belmont University.

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Elva Joshepson’s Facebook post congratulating his son

She expressed her happiness by,

Congrats to my son Ethan Grosman on your commitment to Belmont University! So freaking proud of you! You really took time and made the right decision for you! Wishing both you and Eliana Dropkin an amazing year ahead! May this next chapter in your life bring you ✌️💜 and 😜!

Where is Elva Josephson Now? Her Career After Quitting Acting

As per Elva’s Facebook, Elva moved to Soho, New York in 1991 and later moved to Sunrise, Florida in 1997. She currently resides at Red Bank, New Jersey.

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The Blue Lagoon actress, Elva Josephson, and her husband, Dmitry Grosman

After stepping out of the acting field, Josephson completed her graduation. She currently works as a math teacher in Newburgh Enlarged City School District. She started her new job on September 1, 2017. Elva previously worked as a teacher at Greenburgh Academy in 2014.

How Much Does Elva Make? Net Worth

From modeling to acting to teacher, Elva has lots of experience in working in various filed. Along with experience, she makes had quite a good amount of earnings. Josephson has an estimated net worth of around $500k as of 2022. She has earned a fortune from her modeling, acting as well as her job as a teacher.

Her Social Media Presence

As mentioned earlier, Josephson is quite active on her Facebook handle where she goes by a different name, Elva Lynn. She keeps on sharing about herself and her family through her social media handle.

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