- Fiona MacPherson between January and May 2008.
- A Doctor in October 2010.
- The Defence Solicitor who represented Chas Dingle in October 2012
- A Solicitor who represented Jai Sharma during a custody battle for his son Archie in August 2015.
She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she was awarded their Gold Medal. She won the Carleton Hobbs Award for Best Student Actress and spent six months with the BBC Radio Rep.
Elizabeth's first ever acting job was as Norah in the 1979 mini series Testament of Youth.
In the late 1990s she landed the role of Sheila Thwaite in The Lakes. In 1999, she landed the role of playing in Coronation Street as Ashley Peacock's biological mother. Also she had a ten episode role playing Jill Green EastEnders.
Rider appeared in series two and three of the drama At Home with the Braithwaites in 2001 and 2002, as Helen Braithwaite. She also voiced Atris in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. She also appeared in five episodes in series 23 of the long-running medical drama series Casualty playing troubled mum Cathy Malone. She has also appeared in Heartbeat, Coronation Street, Holby, Hollyoaks, The Street, The Accused, The Tunnel, Call the Midwife, Marchlands, 2013 Dr Who Christmas Special among many other dramas. She has just completed two episodes of Lewis.