She is regarded as one of the great folkloric leading women of Mexican cinema's “golden period.”
De Castilla made her feature film debut in Julián Soler's Los tres alegres compadres, alongside Jorge Negrete, Pedro Armendáriz, and Andrés Soler.
She co-starred in a western trilogy, El lobo solitario, La justicia del lobo, and Vuelve el lobo, as the second female protagonist after Flor Silvestre.
For Rogelio A. González's Tal para que, she was nominated for an Ariel Award for Best Actress in a Minor Role in 1954.
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