Julissa (Julia Isabel De Llano Macedo), was born on April the 8th in Mexico City. Her father, Don Luis De Llano Palmer (exiled from the Spanish Civil War and son of republican general hero), is considered a pioneer of mexican radio and television, as well as an important theater and television producer. Her mother, Rita Macedo, was a recognized mexican movie star and theater producer. Her brother, Luis De Llano Macedo, is also an iportante television and theater producer and creator of multiple juvenile musical groups.

Julissa attended school at the Academia Hispano-Mexicana, the Colegio Vallarta and high school at the Ursuline Academy of Nuew Orleans, the Loreto Academy in Canada and La Chatlenie Neuchatel in Switzerland. Her interest in classical art and history has never ceased and she continously takes courses on those subjects.

 
At age 14, Julissa joins the rock group "Los Spitfires" as a singer, a band initiated by her brother Luis de Llano Macedo, then the bass player of the group. After participating in a radio competition, she wins second place and the opportunity to record for CBS. So does her discographic carreer starts achieving many single hits. Her debut in film comes soon, making of Julissa one of the main young stars in mexican cinematography.

Following her mother's footsteps, Julissa also shines as a stage actress, a place where she discovers her true passion: theater production. And so she becomes one of the main importers of international theater producing and directing some of Mexico´s greatest hits such as Grease, Jesuschrist Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Blood Brothers amongst others.

Julissa is also known for her talent in discovering and creating juvenile musical groups, as once was Onda Vaselina.

Julissa was married to Benny Ibarra with whom she had 2 sons: Benny (singer, actor and composer) and Alejandro (actor and director) both very loved and appreciated in the artistic medium. Julissa speaks spanish, english, french and german.