Remembered for writing the teleplays for several Mexican soap operas and for creating a popular Mexican comic book character named Memín Pinguín, this twentieth-century writer also penned the El Pecado de Oyuki and María Isabel comic book series.
Before beginning her writing career, she was an on-air radio singer for Mexico City's XEW-AM station.
In the Mexican telenovela world, she is perhaps most famous for writing a late 1960s series titled Rubí.
Her marriage to Guillermo de la Parra resulted in five children, including a daughter, Emoé de la Parra, who became a prominent Mexican stage and screen actress.
During the most successful years of her career, she was second only to romance novelist Corin Tellado as the most popular Spanish-language author of her day.