Alison Elliott

Alison Elliott

Highest Rated: 91% Lean on Pete (2018)

Lowest Rated: 33% Trance (The Eternal: Kiss of the Mummy) (1998)

Birthday: May 19, 1970

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Rising above the negative stereotypes attached to models-turned-actresses, Alison Elliott has proved her talent as the latter in an eclectic mix of leading roles. Raised in San Francisco, Elliott worked as a Ford model, but decided that acting was her calling and was soon cast on a short-lived TV series. Though she won a supporting role in Lawrence Kasdan and Kevin Costner's downbeat interpretation of Western legend Wyatt Earp (1994), Elliott began to forge a career in independent films when she was cast as the central femme in Steven Soderbergh's neo-noir The Underneath (1994). Elliott's star performance as the reformed ex-con in The Spitfire Grill (1996) earned rave reviews, but despite winning the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, the film was less than stellar at the box office. Elliott showed that she could also handle period roles in Iain Softley's adaptation of the Henry James novel The Wings of the Dove (1997). As ailing heiress Millie Theale, Elliott managed to be ethereal and ingenuous without being cloying, matching Softley's emphasis on the story's complex emotional ambiguities. Sticking to her non-Hollywood ways, Elliott next starred in The Eternal (1998), directed by resolute iconoclast Michael Almereyda.


Highest Rated Movies



91% Lean on Pete Margy 2018
89% 20th Century Women Julie's Mother $5.7M 2017
79% The Phenom Susan Gibson 2016
No Score Yet Magic Valley Martha Garabrant 2014
77% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Martha Bolton $4M 2007
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix Terry 2006
38% Birth Laura $5.1M 2004
No Score Yet A Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Who 2004
No Score Yet The Miracle Worker Annie Sullivan 2000
No Score Yet The Song of the Lark Thea Kronborg 2000
No Score Yet Passion and Romance: The Wings of the Dove Actor 1999
33% Trance (The Eternal: Kiss of the Mummy) Nora 1998
84% The Wings of the Dove Millie Theale 1997
33% The Spitfire Grill Percy Talbott 1996
No Score Yet Indictment: The McMartin Trial Peggy Ann Buckey 1995
59% The Underneath Rachel 1995
44% Wyatt Earp Lou Earp 1994
50% Monkey Trouble Tessa 1994
No Score Yet World is Full of Married Men Sharon 1980
No Score Yet Home Before Midnight Ginny 1979
No Score Yet Killer's Moon Actor 1978


92% Terriers
Laura Ross 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
Rita Shalvoy 2009
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
Martha Lambert 1989
No Score Yet Black Tie Affair


Merton Densher says: Millie, what can I do to persuade you?

Millie Theale says: Don't! We're beyond that you and I. I love you--both of you.

Merton Densher says: I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry!

Millie Theale says: Do I look like I can climb a church scaffold?

Merton Densher says: You can do anything you want.

Millie Theale says: No anymore. I can't fool myself forever.