Marina was born in Granada in 1979, daughter of Jaime El Parrón. She started to sing for the Baile de la China, but her big break was at the Granada Music and Dance Festival. She was one of the best performers of the flamenco tango, working together with the dancer Eva, La Yerbabuena. Apart from flamenco, Marina has tried other musical styles including opera. She attended the Espárrago Festival in 1998 and edited the album Me duele, me duele with the producer Pepe de Lucía.