Mexican actress and director best known for creating and portraying the character La India María. The character appeared in 16 films and in the TV series Ay María Qué Puntería.
She had her first uncredited role in the 1962 Mexican film Ruletero a toda marcha.
She played a dance instructor in the 2004 film Huapángo.
She had two children with her husband Julian de Meriche. She had three siblings.
She acted alongside Ana Contreras in the 2013 telenovela Corazon indomable.