May 19, 2024

Cleo Rose Elliott (born September 17, 1984) is a prominent American model, singer, and musician known for her family background in the entertainment industry. She is the daughter of Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott, who are both well-known actors in Hollywood. Cleo Rose Elliott has also made a name for herself in the world of modeling and music.

Early Life

Cleo Rose Elliott was born into a prominent family in Malibu, California, USA, to her famous parents, Samuel Park Elliott and Katharine Juliet Ross. Her family’s affluence and her parents’ celebrity status placed her amid Hollywood’s spotlight from a young age, affording her numerous privileges and opportunities.

Katharine Juliet Ross, her mother, is a renowned figure in theatre, film, and television. Katharine Ross earned recognition for her acting prowess with nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award.

Cleo’s passion for music ignited at an early age, and she embarked on a musical journey by learning to play the flute and guitar. This early exposure to musical instruments and her innate talent sparked a desire in her to establish herself in the music industry. Growing up as the sole child of Samuel Park Elliott, she had the resources and connections within the entertainment industry to support her dreams.

Her parents, recognizing Cleo’s musical aptitude, actively encouraged and nurtured her talents. She received guidance and instruction in the fundamentals of playing the guitar and the flute and vocal training to enhance her singing abilities. Cleo’s educational journey took her from Malibu High School to Colin McEwan High School. Later, she pursued her passion for acting by enrolling in the Joanne Barron/D.W. Brown Acting Studio in Santa Monica, California, where she honed her acting skills over four years.

In addition to her acting studies, Cleo Rose Elliott furthered her vocal abilities through classical opera vocal instruction, receiving guidance from the accomplished American singer Charity Chapman.


While pursuing her acting education in Santa Monica, Cleo Rose Elliott found a unique way to support herself – through modeling. Her striking beauty and charismatic presence quickly caught the attention of the fashion industry. In 2003, Cleo achieved a significant milestone by gracing the cover of The Malibu Times, a local publication. This exposure opened doors for her in the modeling world, leading to offers from various fashion magazines.

Cleo’s modeling career officially took off in the early 2000s when she appeared in various fashion-related projects. Notably, in 2003, she featured in a live hairstyling show called “Sexyhair.” Over the years, her captivating presence and ability to captivate the camera lens earned her placements in renowned fashion publications. Her modeling journey included a noteworthy appearance in The Malibu Times in 2013, further solidifying her status as a rising star in the fashion industry.

In addition to her modeling endeavors, Cleo Rose Elliott displayed her multifaceted talent by venturing into music. Her passion for music led her to join ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) after receiving professional vocal instruction. During this period, she crossed paths with music producer Bobby Harby, who played a pivotal role in her journey. The accomplished American singer Charity Chapman also contributed to Cleo’s musical pursuits by facilitating her entry into ASCAP.

Cleo’s transition into the music industry yielded significant success with releasing her self-titled debut album, “No More Lies.” The album garnered international acclaim, establishing Cleo as a formidable musical artist with a solid and recognized brand. Her musical achievements served as a testament to her dedication and talent, further expanding her creative horizons.

In 2020, Cleo Rose Elliott made a notable shift into the world of acting, marking a new chapter in her career. Her decision to explore acting was met with anticipation and excitement from her dedicated fan base, who eagerly anticipated her future endeavors in the entertainment industry. Cleo’s multifaceted talents continue to captivate audiences, leaving them eager to witness the exciting projects she has in store.


  • No More Lies
  • Man in Black
  • Angels’ Feet
  • Keep Holdin’ on
  • Take It Back


  • Murder for Dummies

Personal Life

Cleo Rose Elliott is currently in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend, Randy Christopher Bates, with whom she has been together since 2013. While they have been in a committed relationship for several years, they have not publicly announced any marriage plans.

Cleo has a multifaceted personality, which some might describe as temperamental. She possesses a deep affection for animals, particularly cats and dogs, showcasing her compassion and love for furry companions.

However, Cleo had a strained relationship with her mother, Katharine Juliet Ross. This tumultuous period came to a head on March 2, 2011, when Cleo’s interactions with her mother took a troubling turn. During this incident, Cleo made threatening statements towards her mother and engaged in aggressive behavior. 

The situation escalated to the point where Cleo physically harmed her mother by stabbing her in the face with a pair of scissors. Following this distressing incident, Katharine sought a protective order from the court, which mandated that Cleo stay at least 100 yards away from her mother’s residence and place of business.

Over time, the relationship between Cleo and Katharine began to mend. By 2017, it was evident that their bond had improved, and the restraining order was subsequently lifted. However, the underlying causes of Cleo’s previous anger and aggression toward her mother have not been publicly disclosed by her parents or herself.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @cleoroseelliott

Net Worth

Cleo’s estimated net worth is approximately US$1.5 million.

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