Mercedes Cortez

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Mercedes Cortez
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
Full Name Mercedes Cortez
Gender Gender::Female
Date of Birth 1968
Age Now 50
Home Vice Point, Vice City
Family Juan Cortez (father)
Main Affiliations Juan Cortez
Tommy Vercetti
Steve Scott
Candy Suxxx
Voiced by Fairuza Balk

Mercedes Cortez (born 1968) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (set in 1986). She is the daughter of Juan Cortez and a porn film actress. She is voiced by Fairuza Balk, who has also appeared in Return to Oz.

Character history

Mercedes Cortez was born and raised by her parents, Juan Cortez and an unnamed mother, who later died, in an unknown country, possibly America. She and her father later move 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.


  • Mercedes informs Tommy Vercetti in The Party that she dislikes her name.
  • Mercedes Cortez is shown as a possible love interest for Tommy Vercetti throughout GTA Vice City, although this plotline is never explored.

Mission appearances

GTA Vice City