Talisa Soto Biography


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Birth Name: Talisa Soto
Born: 03/27/1967
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA


In 1995, Soto found herself in two high-profile features, opposite Johnny Depp in "Don Juan De Marco" and as the "secret weapon" Princess Kitana in "Mortal Kombat". (In 1997, Soto reprised Kitana in the sequel "Mortal Kombat: The Annihilation".) She also returned to her modeling roots posing for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and appeared on its accompanying TV special. She also landed a supporting role in Michael Cimino's "Sunchaser" (1996), starring Woody Harrelson.

Soto stayed out of the limelight for the next several years but reemerged in the 2001 film "Pinero" about Miguel Pinero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. It starred Benjamin Bratt whom Soto married in May of 2002, causing her perhaps the most media attention of her career. Also in 2002, she appeared in the film "Ecks vs. Sever" alongside Lucy Liu and Antonio Banderas.




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