Maria was a homeless woman who lived on the streets of San Francisco. She was a friend of Eddie Brock, who would often buy newspapers from her.
Maria was soon kidnapped by Carlton Drake, who bonded her with the symbiote Venom. When Eddie broke into the Life Foundation to get evidence of Drake's crimes of illegal experiments, she noticed him and tried to get him to free her. Under Venom's influence, Maria pounced on Eddie and transferred the symbiote to him, dying shortly afterwards.