Not every celebrity marriage ends so quickly. In fact, for many, the ultimate goal is to be married forever. Among the handful of celebrity marriages to prove this is that of actress Talisa Soto and actor Benjamin Bratt, who married back in 2002. Talisa who everybody knows as Princess Kitana in Mortal Kombat met her Bratt during the filming of one of her blockbuster movies Pinero, and both have since stuck to each other.
Apart from her blossoming marriage, Talisa has proven that she is a go-getter with her acting resume and her robust net worth. Read all the facts you need to learn about the actress below.
Talisa Soto, the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants, was born on March 27, 1967. Her parents had her in Brooklyn, New York City, but the actress was raised in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has three siblings and is the youngest among them.
Before Talisa Soto graced our screens as Princess Kitana in Mortal Kombat; Annihilation, she was already an established model. She began modeling at age 15 and at the time, she was signed to Click Model Management. Her first modeling job was starring in a layout for Vogue in Paris which was shot by famous fashion photographer, Bruce Weber.
This gave her the opportunity to work for other major magazines such as Elle (British), Mademoiselle, Self, and Glamour magazines. Her modeling career took off at this point as high-end fashion designers went for her to be part of their campaigns. Among such brands are Calvin Klein, Revlon, Versace, Clarins, Cartier, and a host of others. She was the cover girl for British Vogue.
The former top model got into Hollywood in 1988 and her first movie role was in the 1988 comedy film Spike of Bensonhurst as India. In the movie, Talisa Soto worked with notable actors like Sasha Micthell, Maria Pitillo and Ernest Borgnine. She also portrayed Lupe Lamora in James Bond’s film Licence to Kill and soon became a recognizable talent in the film fold.
Her talent landed her spots in more significant roles in movies such as The Mambo Kings, Mortal Kombat, Pinero, and Island of the Dead. In 1994, she starred alongside Johnny Depp in the comedy film Don Juan Demarco. Her acting resume can’t go without mentioning that she was also a guest star on the TV series C-16: FBI.
What Is Talisa Soto’s Net Worth?
With over eighteen film credits and amazing modeling career, Talisa has done well for herself in the showbiz arena. However, her net worth is not available. As an alternative, her husband is worth a whopping $ 12 million.
Talisa Soto’s Height
Talisa Soto is undoubtedly stunning, so much that she was named as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world by People in 1990. Also, in 2002, Maxim ranked her at number 58 of 100 Hot Women. All these probably wouldn’t have been possible without her stunning 5 feet 9.75 inches height and her well-proportioned 54.4kg weight. Her body measurements (bust, waist, and hips) which are 34-24-34 inches are also contributing factors to her overall beauty.
Facts About Benjamin Bratt’s Wife
- She is a video model
Apart from modeling for magazines and top designers, Talisa had had a brief foray into video modeling. She appeared in Marc Anthony‘s music video for his hit track, I Need to Know. She and her former boyfriend Nick Kamen were also in Madonna’s song titled each Time You Break My Heart.
Soto has been married more than once. First to Costas Mandylor, a famous Australian actor whom she wedded in 1997 and divorced in 2000. Her second and current husband is Benjamin Bratt. As we mentioned earlier, their love story began on the set Pinero, a year after her split from her first husband. They began dating instantly. In 2002, the actress and her Peruvian-American love tied the knot in front of their closest friends and family in an oceanside event that took place in San Francisco.
Their marriage has lasted for over 17 years and they seem to be enjoying nothing but moments of pure love. Benjamin Bratt is an actor for all types of roles from tough characters to loving ones. The actor who began acting in 1987 has extensive film credits and is best known for his roles in Bright Angel, Demolition Man and The River Wild.
- Her children
Together, Bratt and Soto have two amazing kids; a daughter named Sophia Rosalinda and a son named Mateo Bravery. Mateo was born in Los Angeles on October 3, 2005, while Sophia was born in New York City on December 6, 2002.
The actress’ first child Sophia was physically disabled as a result of brain injury she suffered during her birth in 2002. Good enough, her second experience at childbirth which produced Mateo Bravery was without any complication.