As a young woman, Else Germeten studied English language and literature (1941). Later she went to the USA where she passed an exam in Psychology in 1953. She was Chairman of Norges Husmorforbund (Norwegian Housewives’ Association) in 1959-1969. In the 1970s, she was engaged in media affairs and was a censor at the National Film Censorship 1970. She was Director of that institution in 1978-1987. Germeten was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1979-1984.