|Appearances||GTA Vice City|
|Full Name||Mercedes Cortez|
|Date of Birth||1968|
Juan Cortez (father)|
|Voiced by||Fairuza Balk|
Mercedes Cortez (born 1968) is a character in the 3D Universe who appears as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. She is the daughter of Juan Cortez and, during the game, agrees to become a porn film actress. She is voiced by Fairuza Balk.
Mercedes Cortez was born and raised by her parent, Juan Cortez. She and her father later moved to Vice City, establishing themselves with the rich and powerful in the city, often inviting their friends to parties including drug baron Ricardo Diaz, who Mercedes dislikes. She first meets Tommy Vercetti at one of her fathers parties, introducing Vercetti to her the parties other guests and later has Vercetti drive her to The Pole Position Club. Vercetti later introduces her to Love Fist members Jezz Torrent, Percy and Dick. After her father flees the city, she agrees to star in a porn film directed by Steve Scott and starring Candy Suxxx, appearing during filming for a film.
- The player can play as Mercedes in GTA Vice City by inputting cheats.
- According to a unused text entry, Mercedes had a nose job shortly before the events of GTA Vice City.
- Other text entries suggest, that an idea to date Mercedes was scrapped during the development of GTA Vice City.
- Mercedes Cortez is shown as a possible love interest for Tommy Vercetti throughout GTA Vice City, although this plotline is never explored. Remnants of the plot line remains in the game.
- In her official artwork, Mercedes is shown with black hair. In the game however, she is shown with red hair.
- "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" Hidden Text FAQ. Robert Allen Rusk. GameFAQs.com
- From the mission Love Juice:
Mission brief: "Go and collect Mercedes from her apartment."