Benjamin Bratt reveales wife Talisa Soto had breast cancer
Last Modified: Mar 14, 2022
Actor Benjamin Bratt has revealed that his wife, actress Talisa Soto, was diagnosed with breast cancer. The notoriously private pair shared the information in an effort to encourage women to get regular mammogram screenings.
The 58-year-old Law & Order star shared in TODAY, “This is something I typically would keep close-held, but through the pandemic, through self-exam and then by going to her yearly mammogram, she discovered that she was positive for breast cancer.”
He also added that Soto, 54, had asked him to share the diagnosis to spread awareness, “that it’s important to get your screenings yearly, that you have to self-advocate for yourself and take care of yourself. Not just eating well, but you have to get to the doctor and make these exams a part of your regular life.”
Bratt also shared the good news about the treatment following diagnosis, “She’s doing great. The medication rocks the hormonal system a little bit but the good news is, she was found to be cancer-free at this point. So we’re just on guard to make sure it doesn’t come back.”
Talisa Soto is best known for playing Bond girl Lupe Lamora in License to Kill, the 1989 James Bond film.
The incident also encouraged Benjamin Bratt to focus on his own health.
“I immediately got on getting my colonoscopy, which I had held off for too many years. So it’s something to be thoughtful about,” he said.
The couple has been married since 2022 and has two children together – daughter Sophia, 19, and son Mateo, 16.