Created by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani

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Elasti-Woman (Rita Farr)
The Original Universe


Real Name: Rita Farr
Full Name: Rita Farr-Dayton
Aliases: Elasti-Girl
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Adventurer
Status: Active
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Seperated
Known Relatives: Steve Dayton (husband), Beast Boy (adoptive son)
Base of Operation: Oolong Island
Group Affiliation(s): Doom Patrol
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 126 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
First Appearance: My Greatest Adventure #80 (June 1963): "The Doom Patrol"
Creators: Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani


Successful Hollywood actress Rita Farr was overcome by marsh gasses on a film shoot, waking up to find that she could now manipulate her limbs in order to stretch and grow to gargantuan sizes. Rejected by the Hollywood elite as a freak, she was recruited into the Doom Patrol where she saved the world, fell in love and married Steve Dayton and adopted Beast Boy (who became Changeling), before sacrificing her life to prevent the deaths of many others.

Several years later The Chief recovered a piece of Rita's skull and using his scientific skills he was able to regrow her entire body due to its malleable form. Rita is once again a member of the Doom Patrol.


Elasti-Woman is able grow to gigantic and shrink to tiny proportions. Her mass and strength grows or shrinks along with her body. She has also been known to be able to stretch any part of her body to incredible lengths, but whether or not this is still the case after her 'resurrection' is not yet known.


For a definitive list of appearances of Elasti-Woman in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #7 (September 1985)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #12 (September 1991)