Sam Elliott's Daughter Cleo Rose Is a Talented Musician Who Inherited Her Mom's Beauty

Cleo Rose Elliott is the only child of two iconic actors, Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross.

Actors Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross have been together for 44 years and share a 36-year-old daughter, Cleo Rose Elliot.

Cleo Rose is a successful model and a gifted musician who has inherited her mom's beauty, and her father's charm.

From her father, Cleo inherited a lovely singing voice and released her first studio album in 2008.

Cleo Elliott, Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross a the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' screening of the 1967 Best Picture Nominee "The Graduate" in 2005 | Source: Getty Images

Cleo Elliott, Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross a the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' screening of the 1967 Best Picture Nominee "The Graduate" in 2005 | Source: Getty Images

HOW MOM AND DAD MET

Cleo's father and mother met for the first time  in 1969 on the set on "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Katharine Ross was the leading lady, and Sam Elliott was one of the extras from a saloon scene.

They met up again in 1978 when each had the leading role in the horror movie, "Legacy" and that was when they fell in love. Katharine, who was married at the time, quickly divorced her fourth husband, Gaetano Lisi. 

Publicity photo of Katharine Ross for 1966 film "Mister Buddwing" Source: Wikimedia

Publicity photo of Katharine Ross for 1966 film "Mister Buddwing" Source: Wikimedia

FIRST MARRIAGE FOR SAM ELLIOTT

In 1984, six years after they started dating, Sam and Katharine tied the knot. It was Sam's first marriage and Katherine's fifth. While the couple was on honeymoon, Sam was offered what was to be his breakthrough role in "Mask." Initially, he turned it down, but Katharine insisted they interrupt their honeymoon so Sam could take the part.

Sam Elliott in a still from the1977 film "Aspen" | Source: Wikimedia

Sam Elliott in a still from the1977 film "Aspen" | Source: Wikimedia

WELCOMING CLEO ROSE

Four months after their marriage, the couple welcomed their only child, Cleo Rose Elliot. Cleo, now 36, has inherited her mother's beauty and worked as a model from a young age. From her father, Cleo inherited a lovely singing voice and released her first studio album in 2008.

 Sam Elliott and daughter Cleo Elliot at the Premiere of "The Hero" in Hollywood in 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Sam Elliott and daughter Cleo Elliot at the Premiere of "The Hero" in Hollywood in 2017 | Source: Getty Images

INTRODUCING DAD TO LADY GAGA

Sam, who was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "A Star Is Born" opposite Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, confessed that he was familiar with the singers' work thanks to his daughter Cleo's influence. 

CLEO ROSE ELLIOTT - SONGWRITER

But Cleo isn't just a singer, she is also a long-standing member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, and writes music and lyrics for herself, and for other artists. Cleo started her musical journey as a child when she took up the flute.

After graduating from high school, she enrolled in the Joanne Barron/ D.W. Brown Acting Studio in Santa Monica, California, which has produced such luminaries as Robert DeNiro, Halle Berry, Anthony Hopkins, Martin Sheen, Dustin Hoffman and many more.

Katharine Ross, Cleo Elliott and Katharine Ross at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Katharine Ross, Cleo Elliott and Katharine Ross at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 | Source: Getty Images

CLEO ROSE ELLIOTT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HER MOTHER

In 2011, Katharine and Cleo's relationship deteriorated, and the actress filed for a protective order after her daughter allegedly threatened her life. Since then, the relationship between mother and daughter has visibly improved, and Cleo and Katharine have been photographed together at several red-carpet events.

: Randy Christopher, Cleo Rose Elliott, Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott at the premiere of "A Star Is Born"  | Source: Getty Images

: Randy Christopher, Cleo Rose Elliott, Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott at the premiere of "A Star Is Born" | Source: Getty Images

CLEO ROSE ELLIOTT'S FIANCÉ

Cleo has been in a relationship with professional cyclist Randy Christopher Bates since 2013, and both accompanied Sam and Katharine to the 2019 Academy Awards. Randy fits right in with the family, as he is also an avid video maker and a musician.

 Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 9th Annual Governors Awards | Source: Getty Images

Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 9th Annual Governors Awards | Source: Getty Images

FOREVER LOVE

If Cleo and Randy are as lucky as Sam and Katharine, they will be together for the next 50 or 60 years, and as in love as ever. Sam and Katharine have worked together several times, and even though the actress has slowed down as she approached her 80th birthday, Sam's career is booming.

SAM ELLIOTT - AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME

Now 75, Sam has seen his career reignite after he starred in the Netflix series, "The Ranch" in 2015. In 2017, he played the part of  Lee Hayden, a has-been singer, in the movie "The Hero," for which he won critical acclaim. He followed it up with an adventure movie, "The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot."

His performance in "A Star Is Born" garnered him an Oscar nomination, the first in his career, but as Sam Elliott has proved, his best years are far from behind him. We'll see him holding the Oscar yet. 

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