|Date of Birth||16 August 1930, Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico|
|Birth Name||Guillermina Jiménez Chabolla|
La Reina de la Canción Mexicana
Alma de la Canción Ranchera
Mini Bio (1)
An aspiring young singer named Guillermina Jiménez Chabolla was given the stage name of Flor Silvestre in the early 1940s, and she couldn't have wished for a better one. It means "wild flower" in Spanish and is a fitting description of her, for she is an exquisite beauty from the Mexican countryside who went on to achieve great success as a recording artist and a movie star.
She was born in Salamanca, Guanajuato, to Jesús Jiménez Cervantes and María de Jesús Chabolla Peña. In the 1940s, she gained recognition as one of the rising musical stars of the decade after winning a singing contest hosted by the XEW radio station in Mexico City. In short time, after producer Gregorio Walerstein invited her to become an actress, she made her film debut in Primero soy mexicano (1950), co-starring Joaquín Pardavé (who also wrote and directed the film) and Luis Aguilar. Following the success of the aforementioned film, she became one of the new, promising starlets of the '50s cinema of Mexico. Her most notable films from the 1950s are Raquel's Shoeshiner (1957), with Cantinflas; Pueblo en armas (1959), with Armando Silvestre; and The Soldiers of Pancho Villa (1959), with María Félix. In 1959, she married her recurring co-star Antonio Aguilar. Her most prominent performance is, arguably, featured in Ismael Rodríguez's Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) (1962), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In the 1960s and 1970s, she became a cinematic symbol of the Mexican Revolution, due to her portrayals of soldaderas in films such as ¡Viva la soldadera! (1960), Lauro Puñales (1969), and Benjamín Argumedo el rebelde (1979). Her last film appearance was in Triste recuerdo (1991). Overall, Flor Silvestre is known in Mexico, as well as in other countries, as an extraordinary singer and a prolific film actress.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: V.Q. Castro
|Antonio Aguilar||(29 October 1959 - 19 June 2007) (his death) (2 children)|
|Paco Malgesto||(1953 - 1959) (divorced) (2 children)|
|Andrés Nieto Villafranco||(? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)|