Elizabeth Rider (born in Newark, Nottinghamshire) is a British actress who played two minor roles on Coronation Street: firstly Kathleen Gutteridge - the biological mother of Ashley Peacock - between August and October 1999; then returning in April 2006 as Genna, a social worker who was involved in Les Battersby's case of adopting Chesney Brown.

Other TV and film credits include roles in Testament of Youth, Breakaway, Sacred Hearts, Civvies, Agatha Christie: Poirot, Between the Lines, Pond Life, Dangerfield, Wycliffe, The Lakes, Where the Heart Is, Peak Practice, At Home with the Braithwaites, Lenny Blue, Bad Girls, A Touch of Frost, Hustle, Hotel Babylon, Silent Witness, The Royal Today, Waterloo Road, EastEnders, The Bill, Inspector George Gently, Casualty, Heartbeat, Emmerdale, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Marchlands, Waking the Dead, Call the Midwife, Holby City and Doctors.