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.
Elliott grew up in an active church choir family, and singing was a normal part of her youth.
The latter won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance; Elliott went on to win four Grammy Awards and sell over 30 million records in the United States.
Sista debut song was titled "Brand New" released in 1993 Elliott took Mosley—whom De Vante re-christened Timbaland—and their friend Melvin "Magoo" Barcliff along with her.
All 20-plus members of the Swing Mob—among them future stars such as Ginuwine, Playa, and Tweet she also contributed, credited and uncredited, to the Jodeci albums Diary of a Mad Band (1993) and The Show, the After Party, the Hotel (1995).
Elliott embarked on her music career with all-female R&B group Sista in the early 1990s and later became a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland, with whom she worked on projects for Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV.
Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career in 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the hit singles "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" and "Sock It 2 Me".