June Elvidge was born in St. Paul on June 30, 1893. Her acting career began when with a 1914 New York City debut of Passing Show produced by Sam Shubert at the Winter Garden Theatre. After two years in the play and 1 year as an understudy for the leading lady, Elvidge signed on with the World Film stock company. She played the vamp in The Lure of Woman (1915) and The Poison Pen (1919) and took roles in westerns like Price of Pride (1917) and The Law of the Yukon (1920). She was often cast along side Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson. Elvidge appeared in 70 motion pictures before the talkies came along.
After she retired from the silver screen in 1924, she went on the road working vaudeville with the Orpheum Circuit. Elvidge left show business for good in 1925. She was married to director, actor, producer Frank Badgley and a stockbroker named Briton N. Busch. In 1965, Elvidge passed away in Eatontown, New Jersey. She was 72 years old.