She was born Anacani Maria Consuelo Y Castillo Lopez Cantor Montoya in Sinaloa, Mexico and moved to the US as a child.
She was discovered on a trip back to Mexico by a TV producer which followed with performances on variety shows, TV and concerts. She was a featured performer on The Lawrence Welk Show and she had a bit part in the film Zoot Suit.
She now lives in Escondido, California, and besides singing, is a clothing designer and seamstress. She still sings with the Welk Musical Family and performs solos with many symphony orchestras. She also works the telethon for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
Here she is singing “Perfidia”..