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Carol Leifer (born July 27, 1956) is an American comedienne, writer, producer and actor whose career as a stand-up comedian started in the 1970s when she was in college.

Carol joined the Seinfeld writing staff during its fifth season (1993–94), and wrote six episodes for the show between then and its seventh season (1995–96).

She has been dubbed "the real Elaine," the character having been partially based on her.

Carol is heard in “The Secret Code”; her voice is dubbed over one of a funeral attendee. However, the actress who played the funeral attendee was still credited.

The episodes she wrote were as follows:

Season Five

Season Six

Season Seven