A journalism junior at University of Santo Tomas before entering showbiz, she wanted to be like her favorite fictional character Brenda Starr.
Due to her doe eyes, pixie face, swan-like neck and 19-inch waistline, she was tagged as the Audrey Hepburn of the Philippines.
Roommate of Amalia Fuentes in their Sampaguita Pictures compound dormitory.
After she did No Man Is an Island (1962), she was offered a five-year contract by Universal Studio. But she turned it down and decided to marry her boyfriend Robert Arevalo. She was then pregnant. She revealed that she only accepted the first American movie to have the rare opportunity to go to Hollywood to see her favorite stars.