Eliana Alexander portrays Rita Thomas, the mother of the two brothers that share the same love interest. She has appeared in several telenovelas over the years, so she is accustomed to the format of the new primetime drama Desire. After moving to Los Angeles, she continued to explore her many talents including, singing, dancing and acting. Her television credits include The Elian Gonzales Story and the Aaron Spelling hit Beverly Hills, 90210. She is also no stranger to daytime television. She appeared on the hit CBS daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.