Helguera’s wife, Julia Gonzalez Llanos, a native of Madrid, Spain, was his favorite model and inspiration for many of his paintings. Sometimes Julia was painted wearing traditional Mexican rural attire with a rebozo and at other times in a vibrant folklorico dress. At times, Julia was sexy and at other times she was vulnerable. Sometimes she appeared indigenous and other times she was a beautiful Mexican woman. The most popular paintings of Julia are when she modeled as a sultry Azteca goddess.