Brenda Elder played a total of ten roles on Coronation Street:

In Daran Little's 1995 book The Coronation Street Story he stated that at that time Miss Elder held the joint-record with John Pickles for most characters played in the programme with eight parts each, although ten are known for Miss Elder and nine for Mr Pickles. (Anthony Schaeffer holds the current record for roles in the Street with fourteen parts to his name).

Her other credits include How We Used to Live, Brookside and Heartbeat.