Rosanna DeSoto Biography (1950-)

Born September 2, c. 1950, in San Jose, CA; children: Sylvana Bonifacia and Daniela.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
September 2, 1950
San Jose, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Remote Asylum, Los Angeles.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) The In-Laws, Warner Bros., 1979
  • (As Rosana Soto) Serial, Paramount, 1980
  • Ellen Sedgewick, Cannery Row (also known as John Steinbeck's Cannery Row), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Carlotta Munoz, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, Embassy, 1983
  • Manuela, American Justice (also known as Jackals), Movie Store, 1985
  • Mrs. Lyons, About Last Night ... , Tri-Star, 1986
  • (As Rosana DeSoto) Connie Valenzuela, La Bamba, Columbia, 1987
  • (As Rosana De Soto) Fabiola Escalante, Stand and Deliver, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Elaine, Family Business, 1989
  • Neiloufar, Face of the Enemy, 1989
  • Azetbur, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 1991
  • Linda, The 24 Hour Woman, Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Carmen, Mambo Cafe, Unapix Entertainment, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (As Rosana Soto) Rosa Santiago, A.E.S. Hudson Street, ABC, 1978
  • Diana Olmos, The Redd Foxx Show, ABC, 1986
  • Movies
  • Lydia, Three Hundred Miles for Stephanie, NBC, 1981
  • Adela Reynosa, Women of San Quentin, NBC, 1983
  • Doris Hannah, Child of Rage, CBS, 1992
  • Carmen Ortega, Kissing Miranda, 1995
  • Senora, Thicker Than Blood, TNT, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Nancy Ochoa, Invasion (also known as Robin Cook's Invasion), NBC, 1997
  • Specials
  • Math ... Who Needs It?!, PBS, 1991
  • Narrator, On Fire With Faith, ABC, 1991
  • Episodic
  • Mike's supervisor, "Fenster Hall," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1985
  • (As Rosana DeSoto) Consuela Schaeffer, "Showdown in Saskatchewan," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • Delia Saldana, "Friends & Lovers," Melrose Place, Fox, 1992
  • Delia Saldana, "Lost & Found," Melrose Place, Fox, 1992
  • (As Rosana De Soto) Mrs. Oretga, "Prince of Darkness," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Maria Galvan, "Double Jeopardy," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993
  • (As Rosana DeSoto) "Revenge of the Evil Leaper--September 16, 1987," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1993
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • Lola, "Soir Bleu," Picture Windows, Showtime, 1995
  • Iza Decalde, "Death Goes Double Platinum," Murder, She Wrote, CBS,1996
  • Cora Reynolds, "A Silent Cry," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996
  • "Devoted Attachment," Chicago Hope, CBS, 2000
  • Made television debut in Barney Miller, ABC; also appeared in Miami Vice, NBC.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books:
    • Notable Hispanic American Women, Book 1, November 5, 1987, Gale Research, 1993.
    Periodicals:
    • New York City Tribune, p. 10.

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