Born in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, she is the granddaughter of a Chinese immigrant. During her childhood, Liliana helped with household expenses by selling souvenirs to tourists. Eventually she worked as a waitress in a restaurant. There, she met her first husband, a Mexican sailor, with whom she settled in Mexico City. After five years of marriage and the birth of their two daughters, Liliana separated from her husband alleging physical violence and sexual abuse.