Search a film or person :
Katharine Ross is a Actor and Teleplay American born on 29 january 1940 at Hollywood (USA)

Katharine Ross

Katharine Ross
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name Katharine Juliet Ross
Nationality USA
Birth 29 january 1940 (84 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Katharine Juliet Ross (born January 29, 1940) is an American film and stage actress. She starred in three of the most popular films of the 1960s and 1970s: as Elaine Robinson in The Graduate (1967), for which she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress; as Etta Place in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress; and The Stepford Wives (1975). She won another Golden Globe for Voyage of the Damned (1976).


Ross has been married five times. Her first marriage was to actor Joel Fabiani from February 28, 1960 to 1962. She was then married to John Marion from May 2, 1964 to 1967. On June 1, 1969, Ross married the triple Oscar-winning cinematographer Conrad L. Hall after meeting him on the set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. They separated in 1973. She was married to Gaetano "Tom" Lisi from 1975 to 1979; they met when he was a chauffeur and technician on the set of The Stepford Wives.

Ross is now married to actor Sam Elliott, whom she met when they co-starred in the 1978 film The Legacy (one of his first film roles was as "Card Player #2" in the opening scene of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). The couple married in 1984 and have a daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott, born in 1984. In March 2011, Ross obtained a restraining order against Cleo after her daughter allegedly stabbed her repeatedly with a pair of scissors.

Best films

The Graduate (1967)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
The Final Countdown (1980)

Usually with

Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott
(8 films)
Marc Lawrence
Marc Lawrence
(1 films)
Paul Koslo
Paul Koslo
(2 films)
Edith Head
Edith Head
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Katharine Ross (34 films)

Display filmography as list


The Hero
The Hero (2017)

Genres Drama
Actors Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter, Katharine Ross, Max Gail
Roles Valarie Hayden
Rating64% 3.2461253.2461253.2461253.2461253.246125
Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) est une icône vieillissante de l'Ouest avec sa voix d'or. Mais ses plus belles performances sont désormais à des décennies derrière lui. Il passe ses journées à revivre ses vieilles gloires et fumer de la marijuana avec un ex-compagnon devenu dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), jusqu'à ce qu'un cancer lui soit diagnostiqué. Cette annonce chamboule comme une évidence ses priorités. Entamant une aventure passionnante et des relations difficiles avec une comique de stand-up, Charlotte (Laura Prepon), il tente de renouer avec sa fille, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), tout en recherchant un dernier rôle marquant en guise d'héritage.
Eye of the Dolphin, 1h42
Directed by Michael Sellers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Carly Schroeder, Adrian Dunbar, George Harris, Katharine Ross, Christine Adams, Andrea Bowen
Roles Lucy
Rating56% 2.8106652.8106652.8106652.8106652.810665
A troubled fourteen-year-old girl named Alyssa (Carly Schroeder) has been living with her grandmother Lucy (Katharine Ross) since the death of her mother a year before. After being suspended from school for smoking, Alyssa is brought to the Bahamas to live with Hawk (Adrian Dunbar), the father she never knew she had. Alyssa's arrival on the island comes at a decisively inconvenient time for Hawk, a dolphin researcher, whose prickly personality puts him at odds with local politicians, who feel that the local economy needs good relations with tourists. It is a difficult relationship at first between Alyssa and her father, but Tamika (Christine Adams), Hawk's girlfriend, and Daniel (George Harris), Tamika's father, smooth the way. Alyssa soon adjusts to island life, and she discovers the gift that she shares with her father for communicating with dolphins, a skill which leads her into a powerful relationship with a wild dolphin which her father, for legitimate scientific reasons, cannot condone. But when the powers-that-be threaten to close down her father's research station, it is Alyssa and her wild friend who hold the key, and they have the power to bring all parties together.
Donnie Darko, 1h53
Directed by Richard Kelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, La sexualité des mineurs, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Films about school violence
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne
Roles Dr. Lilian Thurman
Rating79% 3.998443.998443.998443.998443.99844
On October 2, 1988, Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a troubled teenager living in Middlesex, Virginia, is awakened and led outside by a figure in a monstrous rabbit costume, who introduces himself as "Frank" and tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. At dawn, Donnie returns home to find a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom. His older sister, Elizabeth (Maggie Gyllenhaal), informs him the FAA investigators do not know where it came from.
Conagher (1991)
, 1h34
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Actors Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Barry Corbin, Ken Curtis, Billy "Green" Bush, Buck Taylor
Roles Evie Teale
Rating71% 3.5936853.5936853.5936853.5936853.593685
The film opens with the Teale family moving west on a wagon into Indian Territory. They reach their home, and plan to go on the cattle business. The father, Jacob, rides out to get the cattle, promising to return in a month. However, he is killed along the way when his horse falls over on him, and he bleeds to death internally.
Red Headed Stranger, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Willie Nelson, Morgan Fairchild, Katharine Ross, R.G. Armstrong, Royal Dano, Mark Jenkins
Roles Laurie
Rating64% 3.2436353.2436353.2436353.2436353.243635
A preacher (Nelson) from the East arrives in Montana to spread the gospel. When his wife (Fairchild) takes off with another man, he straps on his pistol and seeks vengeance. Then he must find a way to redeem himself.
Houston: The Legend of Texas, 2h24
Directed by Peter Levin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Western
Actors Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, William Russ, John P. Ryan, Michael Beck, Bo Hopkins
Roles Susannah Dickinson (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.196843.196843.196843.196843.19684
Reel Horror
Directed by Ross Hagen
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Katharine Ross, Howard Honig, Leslie Caron, John Carradine, Catherine Bach, Wally Cox
Roles Miss Macy (archive footage)
Rating20% 1.004671.004671.004671.004671.00467
Wrong Is Right, 1h57
Directed by Richard Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Monde imaginaire, Films about television, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Sean Connery, Katharine Ross, Robert Conrad, John Saxon, Henry Silva, Leslie Nielsen
Roles Sally Blake
Rating55% 2.7996652.7996652.7996652.7996652.799665
In the near future, violence has become something of a national sport and television news has fallen to tabloid depths. Patrick Hale (Sean Connery), a globe-trotting reporter with access to a staggering array of world leaders, has ventured to the Arab country of Hegreb to interview his old acquaintance, King Ibn Awad (Ron Moody).
The Shadow Riders, 1h36
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne, Katharine Ross, Ben Johnson, Geoffrey Lewis
Roles Kate Connery / Sister Katherine
Rating65% 3.2974953.2974953.2974953.2974953.297495
Two brothers, Mac (Tom Selleck) and Dal (Sam Elliott) Traven, who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War, make their way back to Texas when the war ends. They learn that a band of confederate rebels has kidnapped their two sisters and a brother, as well as Dal's sweetheart (Katharine Ross). Thus, the chase is on.
Murder in Texas, 3h20
Directed by William Hale
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah Fawcett, Andy Griffith, G. W. Bailey, Barry Corbin
Roles Ann Kurth Hill
Rating70% 3.5319353.5319353.5319353.5319353.531935
Based on a true story, this film tells of a plastic surgeon who was suspected of causing the death of his first wife, the daughter of a wealthy member of Houston society. The doctor then marries his mistress. His former father-in-law, convinced that his daughter was murdered, determines to see that the doctor is punished.
The Final Countdown, 1h43
Directed by Don Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Political films, Temporal paradox, Alternate history films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino, Ron O'Neal, Charles Durning
Roles Laurel Scott
Rating66% 3.348773.348773.348773.348773.34877
In 1980, the USS Nimitz takes on a civilian observer, systems analyst Warren Lasky (Martin Sheen), on the orders of his reclusive and mysterious employer, Mr. Tideman (who helped design much of the ship), just before it departs Pearl Harbor for a training mission in the Pacific Ocean. Out in the Pacific, the ship encounters a strange storm-like vortex which disappears after the ship passes through it. Initially unsure of what has happened, and having lost radio contact with Pacific Fleet Command, Captain Matthew Yelland (Kirk Douglas) launches reconnaissance aircraft which discover the intact U.S. Pacific battleship fleet at Pearl Harbor.
Rodeo Girl
Rodeo Girl (1980)

Directed by Jackie Cooper
Genres Drama, Western
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Katharine Ross, Bo Hopkins, Candy Clark, Jacqueline Brookes, Wilford Brimley, Parley Baer
Roles Sammy Garrett
Rating61% 3.050273.050273.050273.050273.05027
L'épouse d'un champion de rodéo, lassée de sa vie de femme au foyer, décide de devenir elle-même cavalière de rodéo.
Murder by Natural Causes, 1h40
Directed by Robert Day
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Hal Holbrook, Katharine Ross, Richard Anderson, Barry Bostwick, Eve McVeagh, Phil Leeds
Roles Allison Sinclair
Rating75% 3.782463.782463.782463.782463.78246
A successful mentalist, Arthur Sinclair (Hal Holbrook), preys upon wealthy socialites such as Helen Carrington (Eve McVeagh) for their money. The film opens as Sinclair is talking on the phone with his much younger wife Allison (Katharine Ross). She wishes him luck as he departs to give an interview. But she is in fact in bed with another man Gil (Barry Bostwick). Gil is a trying actor in love with Allison and we soon learn that she is planning to have Gil kill Arthur by scaring him to death (as he has a heart problem). Their plan is to have Gil storm the house pretending to be a burglar and then point a gun at Arthur who would die from the shock. The night comes and Gil storms the house but Arthur sees him before he can reach the gun. Gil presents himself as a journalist there to make an interview with Arthur. He and Gil have a hearty conversation and it turns out that both men have something on each other. Gil knows that Arthur is a fake and that he somehow knew the information about a killer in a different town and Arthur knows that Gil is not a journalist. Gil is not panicked by that and he uses Arthur's competitive behavior to make him do 50 push-ups which tires Arthur's heart. Soon Gil draws the gun, the two men struggle, and Arthur apparently shoots Gil. When Allison comes home, he is distraught by the incident; then Gil (who loaded a blank bullet into the gun) comes behind him, and Arthur stumbles across the house and screams in pain ... then laughs and applauds as the two lovers look on. He knew about Gil and Allison for a long time and now he is out to get them, but suddenly Arthur's lawyer and best friend George (Richard Anderson) comes in the house and it turns out that he is Allison's real lover and Gil was just there to do the dirty work. George shoots Arthur, then he and Allison depart. Some time afterwords Allison returns to the house and finds Arthur's body gone. It turns out that Arthur knew about George too. Arthur points the gun at Allison and she asks him what is he going to do to which he replies: "Why don't you read my mind".