Real Name: Marisa Bertetta
Was Born: August 6, 1978. California, U.S.
Bio: Born Marisa Bertetta in Santa
Cruz, California, she was first "discovered" at age 16 walking through a San
Francisco cafe by two Italian modeling agents. After talking to her mom Krista
Bertetta, she was on a plane to Italy with her mom a few months later. Marisa
says that the most valuable thing that her mom has ever told her was "You can
always go back to school but you may not always be able to model." Marisa took
her mom's advice and soon gained attention when she appeared in a 1997 issue
of Perfect 10 magazine...