Talisa Soto is another model who successfully made the move to acting.
Born in Brooklyn to parents from Puerto Rico, she modeled through the Click agency. She began her acting career with a role in Spike of Bensonhurst, about an aspiring boxer from Brooklyn, and she followed that up by becoming a Bond girl in the 1989 James Bond movie License To Kill (the second - and last - James Bond movie to feature Timothy Dalton as Bond).
Ms. Soto went on to bigger roles in movies such as 1992's The Mambo Kings (as Maria Rivera, the love interest of mambo singer Nestor Castillo, played by Antonio Banderas) the 1994 romantic comedy Don Juan DeMarco, and the 1995 martial arts-fantasy film Mortal Kombat (as Princess Kitana).
Talisa Soto has been married to actor Benjamin Bratt since 2002.