Blanca had a sad and difficult childhood. Her mother died when she was only seven years old. Blanca and her two younger sisters moved in with her aunt, who raised them as if they were her own. The aunt treated Blanca and her sisters just as she treated her own six children. Blanca is very grateful to her late aunt for giving her the opportunity to go to school until third grade and for everything she taught Blanca over the years. After his wife's passing, Blanca's father went back to his family from his first marriage, which had been before he married Blanca's mother. He passed away when Blanca was 15, because of alcohol-related problems.