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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 September 1931Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Birth NameSilvia Pinal Hidalgo
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Now a living legend and still very active, Silvia Pinal began her career in theater and became a leading lady in her first movie roles, in the late 1940s. Always a smart urban girl, she belongs to the second and most versatile generation of Mexican movie stars of the Golden Era, together with Pedro Infante, Marga López and Silvia Derbez, among others. Her great acting abilities were displayed in her most memorable roles, directed by Luis Buñuel: Viridiana (1961), The Exterminating Angel (1962) and Simon of the Desert (1965). Famous for her many marriages, Pinal's career has been in a way influenced by her husbands, although she deserves all the credit for being a star. She acted on stage when she was married to stage director Rafael Banquells; second husband Gustavo Alatriste produced Buñuel films for her; she sang and starred on TV shows when she was married to pop singer Enrique Guzmán; she even won a political election when she was married to Gov. Tulio Hernandez. In between, she became a TV producer with a successful show: Mujer, casos de la vida real (1985). Besides, she owns two theaters (Teatro Silvia "Mame" and "Hello Dolly!" among them). Pinal's legacy to Mexican show business is great. Her family includes three daughters: Silvia Pasquel (actress), Viridiana Alatriste (actress, deceased) and Alejandra Guzmán (pop singer); her son Enrique Guzmán Jr. (musician) and granddaughter Stephanie Salas (pop singer).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

Spouse (4)

Tulio Hernández (1982 - 1995) (divorced)
Enrique Guzmán (1967 - 1976) (divorced) (2 children)
Gustavo Alatriste (1961 - 1967) (divorced) (1 child)
Rafael Banquells (1947 - 1952) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

Mother of Alejandra Guzmán, who is a singer, Silvia Pasquel and Viridiana Alatriste who are actresses.
She hosts a TV show program about real life situations.
She used to own a theater which carried her name. It was later closed and the property sold.
Grandmother of Stephanie Salas.

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