Talisa Soto is an American actress known as Princess Kitana in the 1995 fantasy action movie Mortal Kombat and its sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, released in 1997.
She was born Miriam Talisa Soto on 27 March 1967 in Brooklyn, New York. She is the youngest of four children born of her parents. When Talisa was very young, her family moved from Puerto Rico to Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her three older siblings were eventually raised and educated.
Talisa Soto’s Career
Soto, who became famous as an actress, started her career first as a model who appeared in magazine issues like Elle, Mademoiselle, Vogue, Glamour. Her modeling career began at the age of 15 when she only signed up as a model with Click Model Management during the summer holidays. A few weeks after signing up with Click, Talisa got the chance to travel to Paris where she worked in a layout for Vogue. After the summer holidays, she returned to Northampton and stayed at her school until she finished high school.
Later Talisa Soto became a well-known photo model and appeared on the cover of prestigious magazines such as British Elle, American, and British Vogue, and other self-magazines. She also appeared in ads for companies such as Revlon, Calvin Klein, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Cartier, Clarins, and even for Saks Fifth Avenue. She also worked with late fashion stylist and creator of the 1980s London Buffalo Boy look Ray Petri as a model with her former boyfriend – Nick Kamen
Soto has also appeared in several music videos; her first was with Nick Kamen, she was also featured in Madonna’s song Every Time You Break My Heart, directed by Tony Viramontes. Then she appeared in Marc Anthony’s music video for I Need to Know.
She received her first film role in India in 1988 in the comedy Spike of Bensonhurst, which also featured Sasha Mitchell and Ernest Borgnine. In the same year, she played Lupe Lamora in James Bond’s film Licence to Kill.
Talisa Soto has also starred in many other blockbuster films such as The Mambo Kings, Mortal Kombat, Piñero, Island of the Dead, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, and many others, she has made over twenty films. She has also made guest appearances in two television series C-16: FBI.
In 1990 Soto was named one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine. In 2002 she was voted 58th out of 100 Hot Women by Maxim.
The net value of Talisa Soto is not readily available online as there are conflicting figures about what the actress is actually worth.
Married, Husband, Kids
Talisa Soto Bio, net worth and everything you need to know about Benjamin Bratt’s wife
Soto was married twice. In her first marriage, she was married with the Australian actor Costas Mandylor. They met for a time before they entered into the marriage in 1997, but their union lasted only three years, and in 2000 the couple parted ways. The former model is currently married to actor Benjamin Bratt. They met (2001) one year after Soto and Costas separated, during the shooting of Pinero.
What began as a friendship ended in April 2002 in the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco, where the couple tied the knots in front of a few friends and family members. Today the couple are the proud parents of two lovely children – Sophia Rosalinda and Mateo Bravery.
Sophia Rosalinda arrived in New York City on December 6, 2002. According to People, Sophia suffered a brain injury during birth that led to physical disabilities.
Mateo Bravery was born in Los Angeles on October 3, 2005. Their marriage, which lasted almost 17 years, was blissful and free of scandals and divorce rumors.
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Talisa is in love with Italian cuisine. In her spare time, she would play poker. The mother of two is not very active in social networks, apart from a few posts on her Facebook and Twitter accounts from time to time, you might not find her on Instagram.
Full Name: Miriam Talisa Soto
Date of Birth: March 27, 1967
Height: 5ft 9.75in (1.77m)
Weight: 120 lbs (54.4 kg)
Body shape: hourglass
Eye Color: Brown – Light
Hair Color: Brown – Dark
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Benjamin Bratt
Body Measurements: 34-24-34
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
Dress Size: 6
Shoe Size: 9.5