Soto, Talisa 1967–

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SOTO, Talisa 1967


Original name, Miriam Soto; born March 27, 1967, in Brooklyn, NY; married Costas Mandylor (an actor), May 1997 (divorced, 2000); married Benjamin Bratt (an actor), April 13, 2002; children: (second marriage) Sophia Rosalinda.

Addresses: Manager Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress. Began modeling in 1982.

Awards, Honors: ShoWest Award, female star of tomorrow, ShoWest Convention, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1989; named one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world, People Weekly, 1990; ALMA Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture, 2002, for Pinero.


Film Appearances:

India, Spike of Bensonhurst (also known as Throw Back! ), Film Dallas, 1988.

Lupe Lamora, License to Kill (also known as Albert R. Broccoli's License to Kill ), MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1989.

Maria Rivera, The Mambo Kings, Warner Bros., 1992.

Joanna, Hostage, Skouras, 1993.

Dona Julia, Don Juan DeMarco, New Line Cinema, 1995.

Kitana, Mortal Kombat, New Line Cinema, 1995.

(Uncredited) Seductress in hotel room, Spy Hard, Buena Vista, 1996.

Navajo woman, The Sunchaser, Warner Bros., 1996.

Amanda, Flypaper, 1997.

Susan Taylor, The Corporate Ladder, 1997.

Princess Kitana, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (also known as Mortal Kombat 2 ), New Line Cinema, 1997.

Mercedes, Flight of Fancy (also kwon as Facing Fear ), DMG Entertainment, 2000.

Melissa O'Keefe, Island of the Dead, Showcase Entertainment, 2000.

Marisabel, That Summer in LA, 2000.

Sugar, Pinero, Miramax, 2001.

Vinn Gant/Rayne, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Warner Bros., 2002.

Kitana, Mortal Kombat: Domination (also known as MK3: Domination ), New Line Cinema, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Cassie Valasquez, Harts of the West, CBS, 19931994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Marianna Herrera, Silhouette, USA Network, 1990.

Title role, Vampirella, Showtime, 1996.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

French girl, "The Cowboy and the Frenchman," Les francais vus par (also known as The French as Seen by ... ), 1988.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Rosina, "Prison Stories: Women on the Inside" (also known as "Doing Time: Women in Prison"), HBO Showcase, HBO, 1991.

The 4th Annual Desi Awards, syndicated, 1992.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Special: Class of '95, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rosemary Vargas, "Green Card," C16: FBI, ABC, 1998. "Hitting Olansky," C16: FBI, ABC, 1998.


Music Videos:

Appeared in "I Need to Know" by Marc Anthony, 1999.