Who is Talisa Soto?

Talisa Soto is an American former actress and model who has actively worked in the entertainment industry from 1982 to 2009. She is also known by the name Desiree More. This actress initially began her career in modeling. She featured in various magazines and commercials. After this, she stepped into the field of acting. Likewise, she is most popular for playing in the fantasy martial arts action movie, ‘Mortal Kombat’ as Princess Kitana. Following her success in this, she also appeared in the music video for Madonna’s song named ‘Each Time You Break My Heart’ in 1987. Sadly, this talented actress announced her retirement from the acting field after being happily married in 2002.

Quick Info
Full NameMiriam Talisa Soto
ProfessionFormer model and actress
Birth Date27 March 1967
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York City, United States
Parents NameHector Soto
Clari Soto
Siblings3 elder siblings
HusbandCostas Mandylor (1997 to 2000)
Benjamin Bratt (2002-Present)
Children2 (Mateo Bravery Bratt and Sophia Rosalina Bratt)
Net Worth 2021$7.5 million
Height5 feet and 9 inches (1.76m/176cm)
Weight55kg (121lbs)
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Talisa Soto’s real name is Miriam Talisa Soto. She was born on 27 March 1967 in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. Her father’s name is Hector Soto while her mother’s name is Clari Soto. She grew alongside her three elder siblings in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her family moved there when she was a small girl. Additionally, she is currently 53 years old with an Aries star sign.


Talisa Soto’s educational background is not made disclosed. But it is known that she received her education in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Talisa Soto holds an American nationality and as per her ethnicity, she is White. She belongs to Puerto Rican ancestry. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 9 inches (1.76m/176cm) tall and weighs around 55kg (121lbs). She has an hourglass body type measuring 32-26-32 inches respectively. Moreover, she has a pair of light-brown-colored eyes and dark-brown-colored hair.

Social (Instagram, Twitter)

Talisa Soto is active only in her Instagram account with the user name (@talisasotobratt) that has 18.1 thousand followers. Likewise, she does not have any other official social media accounts.

Personal Life

Previously, Talisa married Australian actor, Costas Mandylor from 1997 to 2000. They were in a married relationship for three years. After their divorce, she married American actor, producer and activist, Benjamin Bratt in 2002. This couple is living together and has two kids. They have a son named Mateo Bravery Bratt and a daughter named is Sophia Rosalina Bratt. After her married life, she retired from the entertainment industry to focus on her family.

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Talisa Soto started her modeling career at the age of 15. She did various modeling assignments and even visited Paris. Likewise, she has worked with various modeling agencies. Talking more, she has appeared in the magazines such as women’s magazine, the online women’s magazine, ‘Mademoiselle,’ ‘Glamour,’ and the worldwide lifestyle French magazine named ‘Elle.’ Moreover, she is also featured in the commercials for an American fashion company like Calvin Klein, French luxury goods company,, Cartier, and the Italian shoe company, Salvatore Ferragamo. Following this, she also modeled in the music video named ‘Each Time You Break My Heart’ in1987. She starred alongside her former boyfriend, Nick Kamen who is an English model, a songwriter, and a musician.

Movies and TV Shows of Talisa Soto

Talking about Talisa’s acting career, she initially auditioned for different acting roles. She had small uncredited roles in ‘The Pope of Greenwich Village’ in 1984 and in ‘The French as Seen By…’ in 1988. Likewise, she also auditioned for the comedy-drama film ‘Spike of Bensonhurst’ in 1988. She bagged the role and landed her debut film role of the character named India. The next year, she appeared in ‘Licence to Kill’ as Lupe Lamora. She also starred in two television films named ‘Silhouette’ in 1990 and ‘ Prison Stories: Women on the Inside’ in 1991. After this, she appeared in the musical drama film named ‘The Mambo Kings’ and in ‘Hostage’ in 1992.

Furthermore, she also played the role of Cassie in the 15 episodes of ‘Harts of the West’ which ran from 1993 to 1994. She also played in ‘Don Juan DeMarco’ in 1994. Similarly, in 1995 she starred in the fantasy martial arts action film ‘Mortal Kombat’ where she played the role of Princess Kitana. This film is one of the best films in her career. Her other film roles are ‘Spy Hard,’ ‘Sunchaser,’ and ‘Vampirella’ in 1996, ‘Flypaper’ and ‘Mortal Kombat: Annihilation’ in 1997. Moreover, she also appeared in the TV series ‘ C-16: FBI’ in 1998.


Talisa also starred in ‘Flight of Fancy’ and ‘ Island of the Dead’ in 2000. The next year, she had the role of Sugar in the biopic ‘Piñero.’ She also appeared in the 2002 action thriller film ‘Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever’ as Rayne Ecks. It starred Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Gregg Henry, and Ray Park. After this, she took retirement from the acting career. After this, she had an uncredited role in the 2013 film ‘Elysium’ as Tisha. This film starred Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, and Sharlto Copley in the main lead.

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Talisa Soto has won the ShoWest Convention, USA’s Female Star of Tomorrow Award in 1989. She also received the nomination from the ALMA Award under the category Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture in 2002 for her acting role in ‘Pinero.’

Net Worth of Talisa Soto

Talisa Soto has an estimated net worth of $7.5 million as of 2021.