Allison Brown
Allison Elaine Brown

(1968-08-23) August 23, 1968 (age 54)
Other namesAlli Brown
Allison Brown Young
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Oklahoma Teen USA 1986
Miss Teen USA 1986
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorGreen
Miss Teen USA 1986
Miss USA 1987

Allison Elaine Brown (born August 23, 1968) is an American actress and beauty queen who was Miss Teen USA 1986.[1][2] Brown also competed in the Miss USA pageant.[3]


Brown grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma, and attended Edmond Memorial High School.[4] She was born to Susanne and H. Jack Brown.[5] Her mother, who had Native American roots, was a feminist who once picketed beauty pageants.[5][6] Her Irish father was a vascular surgeon who died in the Spring of 1987.[5]

Brown won the Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 1986 title after finishing first runner-up the previous year.[4] She then competed at Miss Teen USA 1986 pageant where she became the first titleholder from Oklahoma to win the Miss Teen USA title.[7] She reigned as Miss Teen USA for 18 months, longer than any titleholder at the time. This was later surpassed by Kaliegh Garris in October 2020.[8] As Miss Teen USA, she traveled to Bermuda, Guatemala, Chile, and Singapore.[5][8] During her year as Miss Teen USA, she moved to California to study acting.[9]

Brown competed in the Miss USA 1987 pageant held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but did not place. She later judged the Miss Teen USA 1988 and 1995 pageants.[10][11]

Following her year as Miss Teen USA, Brown appeared in episodes of Free Spirit and Sister Kate.[12]

In 1991, Brown played the role of Sarah Horton on the NBC Daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.

She has been mentioned as a figure from Edmond [13] and named in a travel guide.[14]


  1. ^ "Burlington Daily Times News Newspaper Archives, Jan 22, 1986, p. 6". 1986-01-22. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  2. ^ "Clovis News Journal Newspaper Archives, Jul 19, 1987, p. 80". 1987-07-19. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  3. ^ Associated Press (22 January 1986). "She'd Sooner be Miss USA". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b Phillips, Glen (19 January 1986). "Miss Oklahoma Teen never quit". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d Hughes, Mike (19 July 1987). "California Dream Came True for Teen Queen". Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
  6. ^ "Don't tell Mrs Brown she has a lovely daughter". The Daily Record. 23 January 1986.
  7. ^ Marks, Alyce Kim (22 January 1986). "Edmond Girl Wins Teen Crown". The Oklahoman.
  8. ^ a b Goudes, John (18 July 1987). "Brown's reign ending". The Town Talk. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  9. ^ Bobbin, Jay (19 July 1987). "Miss Teen USA has big plans". The Home News.
  10. ^ "Now the pageant begins". The San Bernardino County Sun. 19 July 1988.
  11. ^ The Associated Press (August 16, 1995). "Kansas farm girl wins Miss Teen USA". The Salina Journal. Retrieved February 13, 2018 – via The nine judges for the pageant included: Allison Brown Young, Miss Teen USA in 1986...
  12. ^ Miller, Linda (4 February 1990). "There She Is... But Where'd She Go?". The Oklahoman.
  13. ^ Fisk, David Randall (2014). Legendary Locals of Edmond. Arcadia Publishing. p. 57. ISBN 9781467101233.
  14. ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Oklahoma Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. p. 11. ISBN 9780977730124.