I was born in Sahuayo, on the southwestern coast of Mexico. From there my family moved to Mexico City, where I went to school. I dreamed of being a dancer and thus traveling the world. I wanted to study music and dance, but my father refused to give me his permission. My family had very strict, old-fashioned morals. He thought that when I grew up I would have no choice but to enter a convent. But I started working as a telephone operator to earn my own money.