Mexican singer/actress Patricia Manterola (born Patricia Manterola Carrion) debuted in show business at the age of nine while playing a role in the musical Ana, la Huerfanita (Annie). Soon after, she had the opportunity to participate in a record sponsored by a TV show called Juguemos a Cantar. The promising young artist attended singing and dancing classes before meeting local producer Luis de Llano, who was assembling a new outfit called Garibaldi. In addition to joining the Latin pop vocal group, Manterola made her cinematographic debut with ¿Dónde Quedó La Bolita? working with actor Sergio Jiménez. Her solo career began in 1994 after a Garibaldi live performance in Acapulco and with the release of Hambre de Amor. With the successful soap opera Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma, the Latin version of Charlie's Angels produced by Sony/Telemundo, the TV series Hazard in Hollywood, and the movies City of Lost Souls and Carman: The Champion, Manterola achieved her major goals in the acting field. In 2002, her album Que el Ritmo No Pare delivered her first songs in English.