This Brooklyn-born mamacita has been called the Puerto Rican Grace Kelly. Talisa Soto is embarrassed by such accolades because growing up she was considered the ugly duckling in school. What school did she go to, the school of hard knockers? Regardless, Talisa didn't keep that title very long, as she began modeling after she graduated and made her film debut in Spike of Bensonhurst (1988). Her dark, leggy frame and sultry stare caught the eye of Licence to Kill (1989) producers, who cast her as the evil temptress who seduces 007. Timothy Dalton, then playing James Bond, was so taken with her Latin looks that he tried unsuccessfully to woo her off camera. Talisa, not impressed by the British actor's devilish charm, rebuffed him and married another guy in 1997 and is now married to Benjamin Bratt. Lucky Bratt gets to see Talisa's perfect body in the nude, something the rest of us still don't have the pleasure of doing. She teased as Vampirella (1996) and provided a kinky bondage scene as a leather-clad dominatrix in Flypaper (1997). Soto close, but no see-gar!