She was born Maria Cecilia Martínez Fernández on January 19, 1919 in Melo, Uruguay. She started her career on radio Radio Carve and Radio El Espectador. She was best known for singing classical and popular music. Accompanied by the unforgettable pianist, Beba Ponce de Leon, she travelled through her native Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and Chile and often vocalized poems from her favorite poets, Tabare Regules, Juana de Ibarbourou and Fernan Silva Valdez. She recorded several 78 and 33 rpm records with record labels, such as, Sondor, Antar, Orfeo y Telefunken. She died on August 25, 2000.