Katharine Ross, who played the young Miss Robinson in the Oscar-winning film 'The Graduate,' has got a restraining order out against her daughter Cleo after she allegedly threatened to kill her.
Outbursts: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott and their daughter Cleo at an event in New York last year. Cleo has been ordered to stay away from her mother after allegedly threatening to kill her
The actress, 71, is living in fear after Cleo allegedly stabbed her with scissors at least half a dozen times.
Katharine, who is married to actor Sam Elliott, filed court documents saying her 26-year-old daughter threatened to kill her during a violent outburst last week.
The documents, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claim that Katharine and Cleo were at the family home in Malibu on March 2, when Cleo 'suddenly lost her temper and began to threaten me. She said, "I want to kill you".'
The star, who also appeared in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Stepford Wives, apparently claims her daughter has been physically violent and verbally abusive since she was 12 or 13 years old, TMZ.com reports.
A judge granted a restraining order against Cleo, ordering her to move out of the family home and stay at least 100 yards away from her mother.
A formal hearing is set for March 30.
Cleo is her only child with Sam Elliott, who starred in movies such as The Big Lebowski and, more recently, the 2009 George Clooney film Up In The Air.
Famous roles: Ross in an iconic scene with Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and, right, in the horror-comedy Stepford Wives
Katharine met him while working on the 1978 film The Legacy 1978. The two actors married in 1984, with Elliott becoming her fifth husband.
Later that year, just months before her 45th birthday, Ross, who was born in Hollywood, California, but grew up in Walnut Creek, near San Francisco, gave birth to Cleo.
Her first roles were largely in TV Westerns and her first film role was in the 1965 Civil War drama Shenandoah starring James Stewart.
With her natural good looks, she was widely regarded as the widely idealized as the symbol of beauty for the Woodstock generation.