Famous for her TVyNovelas Award-winning roles in the telenovelas Rosa Salvaje and Maria Mercedes, she is also notable for her acclaimed performances in La Gata and 12 Mujeres en Pugna.
Early in her career, she appeared in the soap operas La Venganza and Mama Campanita.
She and her sibling Ernestina were abducted in late 2002, but thankfully returned within a month of their kidnapping.
Born Laura Guadalupe Zapata Miranda, she grew up in Mexico City as the child of Yolanda Miranda Mange and Guillermo Zapata Perez de Utrera. Her marriage to Juan Eduardo Sodi de la Tijera ended in divorce.
She is the half-sister of Mexican pop music star Thalia and the aunt of singer and actress Camila Sodi.