|Location:||San Francisco, California|
|Known relatives:||James L. Connors (ex-husband)|
|1st appearance:||"The Fifth Halliwell"|
|Final:||"Kill Billie: Vol. 2"|
Elise Rothman is a fictional newspaper editor featured in the WB Network television series Charmed. Played by actress Rebecca Balding, she was introduced in the season four episode, "The Fifth Halliwell". The character made twenty-two appearances in the series in total, culminating with the season eight episode, "Kill Billie: Vol. 2".
Elise Rothman was the editor and boss of "The Bay Mirror", where Phoebe Halliwell worked as an advice columnist. While tough and pragmatic on the surface, Elise could also be wise and caring, leading to a dynamic which produced a close bond with Phoebe. In Season 8, when Phoebe was thought dead, she admitted to Julie Bennett that she thought of Phoebe as her best friend and the daughter she never had. She was later revealed to be the friend mentioned in the Season 2 episode Morality Bites who was supposedly murdered by Cal Greene, though in this timeline she was only brutalized. Elise was one of the few mortals to be told about the Halliwell's secret, after which, she not only accepted them, but also assisted the family on occasion. 
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- The character of Elise Rothman was created by director David Straiton and writer Krista Vernoff based on concepts originally developed by series creator Constance M. Burge.
- Actress Rebecca Balding also played the role of Aunt Jackie in the season one episode, "The Fourth Sister". This was her first work on the series.
- Actress Rebecca Balding is married to Charmed director James L. Conway. In the show, her character was formerly married to a man named James L. Connors.
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