Born Jacqueline Zebisch in Weimar, Germany, Ella Endlich started her career in her teens. Coming from a musical background, she recorded her first song at the age of ten and sang background vocals for the ZDF-Hitparade. Her big break came with a record deal in 1998, after which she took on her first stage name - Junia. She has been part of numerous musicals like Heidi, Grease, Moulin Rouge!, The Little Mermaid, Wicked and Les Miserables. Her best-known single "Küss mich, halt mich, lieb mich" topped German charts and was the first song released under the moniker of Ella Endlich.