She was part of the Guerrillas of Theater groups in Spain set up by the republican government. When Francisco Franco came to power, she left her country as did many other artists and intellectuals. She arrived with her family in Mexico in 1939 and debuted in theater the following year in the play Mujeres. In 1940, she made her first film El capitán estrella and married Lucilo Gutiérrez next year. She retired from show business for a decade and became a Mexican citizen in 1952.