According to records at the National Museum of Australia, Elelman was a participant in the Miss Northern Beaches and Miss New South Wales beauty competitions, and was in the national final of the Miss Australia Quest of 1973. 
In mid-2007, Elelman hosted her own daily talk show, titled Susie, which was broadcast on the WIN Television network. The network's chief executive at the time, David Butorac, axed the show in 2009. Butorac says that he himself was sacked from the network because of his decision to cancel Elelman's show, which was said to be a favourite of the network's owner, Bruce Gordon. 
Elelman has shocked local media by her provocative appearances at the annual television Logie Awards. In 2004 she appeared at the awards with her head shaved.  In 2001 and 2011 it was her revealing outfits that made headlines.  
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