Lydia starred mostly in films produced by Royal Productions, owned by Fernando Poe Sr.
Her starrers included Lihim ni Bathala, Papa Loves Mambo, Maria Bonita, Irog Paalam and Isinanlang Pag-Ibig, one of her memorable movies.
In Isinanlang Pag-Ibig, Lydia played a woman wrongly accused of killing her sweetheart. Her lawyer was portrayed by Erlinda Cortes, who defended her successfully in court.
In the mid-‘50s, Lydia retired from the movi