Elaine also wears glasses at times, usually during work hours.Although she's friends with George, Elaine tends to be combative with him.In "The Smelly Car" a valet makes Jerry's car and Elaine's hair smell like body odor.In "The Movie" George describes Elaine as having "a big wall o' hair". In the first three seasons, she often wears floral, collared, mid-calf length, button-down dresses with white ankle socks and oxfords.Julia Louis-Dreyfus received critical acclaim for her performance as Elaine, winning an Emmy, a Golden Globe and five SAG Awards.Julia Louis-Dreyfus reprised the role during season 41 of Saturday Night Live.She says some elements of the character of Elaine, especially her assertiveness, intelligence and sense of humor, are drawn from the off-screen personality of Julia Louis-Dreyfus herself.
Elaine's best friend is her ex-boyfriend Jerry Seinfeld, and she is also good friends with George Costanza and Cosmo Kramer.
She coins the word "spongeworthy" debating her then-boyfriend's prospects of intimacy at the expense of her inventory.
Her neuroses often interfere with her relationships, leading to the premature end of a blossoming relationship.
She's ruined her friends' ambitions, like throwing George's hairpiece out the window after trying to explain the irony behind it in "The Beard" or revealing what Jerry said in "The Cheever Letters" about the "panties her mother laid out for her".
Elaine is a serial dater, a trait lampooned in "The Sponge", where she's desperate to buy a cache of discontinued contraceptive sponges before they're all bought up.