Born Graciela Prior Morin, Grace ran away from home at age 14 to follow her lover, taking the place of one of his chorus girls' sisters. Two years later, she was the single mother of a baby, working as a cabaret dancer in Tijuana and being the talk of the town. In 1973, her fame was recognized by the National Actors Association (ANDA) with the title of Diosa de la Noche. She worked for the classy Blanquita theatre and Club Capri. She made it into Televisa soap operas, some of them popular, before starting a movie career, namely with daring nude scenes, as she had startled the nightclub exotic world ten years before.