- Starred in her own variety show, Una Chica Llamada Ivonne Coll in Puerto Rico.
- Was crowned Miss Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe pageant in 1967.
- Trained in comedy with Lucille Ball.
- Performed with the USO Tour Puerto Rico Sings for the troops stationed in Vietnam in 1972.
- Her role in The Godfather Part II was created specifically for her after being discovered by Francis Ford Coppola in Puerto Rico.