Known as Rosita Fornés, the great vedette of Cuba, she was born in New York of Spanish parents. She is Cuban by nationalization and started her career as a singer in 1938. She also cultivates other genres such as dance, theater, declamation, and comedy. She has taken part in more than ten pictures. She is one of the national interpreters with more recordings in Cuban radio and television. In addition, she is widely known in other countries, mainly in Mexico, her second homeland.