Elyssa Davalos is a former American television and movie actress. Her father was actor Richard Davalos and her sister is musician Dominique Davalos. She is the mother of actress Alexa Davalos, from her marriage to photographer Jeff Dunas. She is of Spanish and Finnish descent on her father's side. Her family name would be spelled originally "Dávalos" in Spanish, with an accent on the first "a".