Alison A. Elliott (born 19 May 1970) is an American actress. Elliott was born in San Francisco, CA, the daughter of Barbara, a teacher of nursing, and Bob Elliott, a computer executive. She moved with her family to Tokyo, Japan when she was 4 years old, and then moved back to San Francisco when she was 8, where she later attended an arts high school. At 14, her modeling career began, and in 1989, she moved to Los Angeles to star as a teen-aged model on the TV sitcom Living Dolls (1989). She is perhaps best known for her roles in films, such as Underneath (1994), The Spitfire Grill (1996), The Wings of the Dove (1997), and Birth (2004). She also had one of the leading roles in the BBC production, Buccaneers, 1995. In the 2007 western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Elliot plays the memorable role of Martha Bolton, the older sister of Robert Ford. In addition to her film roles, Elliott has narrated audio books, including Belle Praters Boy by Ruth White and its sequel The Search for Belle Prater.