Silvia Pinal | Biography
Silvia Pinal | Biography

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  • Full Name Silvia Pinal
  • Occupation Actress, Producer, Television Host
  • Nationality Mexican
  • Birthplace Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
  • Birth Date Sep 12, 1931
  • Age 92 Years, 8 Months
Mexican Actress, Host Of ‘Woman, Real Life Crashes’

Silvia Pinal | Biography

Made Her Acting On-screen Debut In 1949

Silvia Pinal made her tv-series debut in 1968 from the series' Los Caudillos.' Then in 1973, she appeared on three episodes of '¿Quien?,' followed by 'Tomorrow is Spring' in 1982 and 'Eclipse' in 1984. She also hosted the tv-show 'Woman, Real Life Cases,' also known as 'Mujer, Casos de la Vida real' from 1988 to 2006.

Silvia Pinal is a prominent Mexican actress known for roles in ‘The Exterminating Angel’ and her show ‘Woman, Real Life Crashes.’

Who is Silvia Pinal?

Silvia Pinal made her acting debut with theaters and made her film debut in 1949. She gained prominence in 1953 after she won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the ‘Silver Ariel Awards, Mexico’ for her role in Un Rincon Cerca del Cielo. And in 1952, she also acted in the movie When Children Sin alongside her then-husband Rafael Banquets.

Further, in 1957 and 1958, she won the ‘Best Actress Award’ at the ‘Silver Ariel Awards’ for her role in Locura Pasional and La Dulce Enemiga. She gave her career highlight performances in Viridiana of 1961, The Exterminating Angel of 1962, and Simon of the Desert in 1965. 

In 1978, Pinal won another ‘Best Actress Award’ at the ‘1979 Premios ACE Awards’ for her role in Las Mariposas Disecadas. Along with movies, she acted and produced series such as Tomorrow is Spring in 1982, When the Kids leave in 1983, Eclipse in 1984, and the 1987 series Tiempo de Amar. Further from 1987 to 2007, she hosted and produced the show Woman, Real Life Crashes.

Early Age & Parents

Silvia Pinal was born on 12 September 1931 in Guaymas, Sonora of Mexico. Her father, Moises Pasquel, was a musical conductor at the Mexico Radio Station, and her mother was Maria Luisa Hidalgo Aguilar. Later, her parents divorced, and Maria remarried a military man and journalist, Luis G. Pinal. After which, she took her stepfather’s second name, Pinal.


Pinal was only a teenager when she began her acting career in theater. She made her big-screen debut in 1949 with the role of Juanita in the movie The Sin of Laura. Gradually, she established her career as she won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for Un Rincon Cerca del Cielo at the ‘1953 Silver Ariel Awards, Mexico’.


After making her debut in 1949, Pinal appeared in movies such as Azahares for your Wedding in 1950, Newlyweds do not disturb, and The Statue of Flesh in 1951, while Midnight Woman and Un Rincon Cerca del Cielo in 1952.

The same year, she acted alongside her then-husband Rafael Banquets in When Children Sin. Further, her prominent movies like Viridiana, released in 1961, The Exterminating Angel, released in 1962; and Simon of the Desert, released in 1965.

Then in 1978, Pinal acted in Las Mariposas Disecadas, which won her ‘Best Actress Award’ at the ‘1979 Premios ACE Awards’. Along with that, in 1992, she was in the tv movie Vintage Model. She also appeared in the 2003 movie Ya no Los hacen Como antes, then in the 2009 movie Addicto de Salsa and 2013 movie The Last Call.


Alongside her movie appearances, Pinal made her tv-series debut in 1968 from the series Los Caudillos. Then in 1973, she appeared on three episodes of ¿Quien?, followed by Tomorrow is Spring in 1982 and Eclipse in 1984. She also hosted the tv-show Woman, Real Life Cases, also known as Mujer, Casos de la Vida real from 1988 to 2006.

Besides that, she played the role of Doña Silvia on Una Familia de Diez in 2007 and revived the role in 2019. In 2008, she played the role of Santita on Fire in the Blood; then in 2010, she played Isabel Rangel on the series I am your owner.

Subsequently, from 2017 to 2019, she acted the role of Imelda on My husband has family, then in 2019, she was on the final chapter of The heart is never wrong, and in 2020 she appeared as herself in +Noche.


In addition to acting, Pinal produced the 1972 movie How there are scoundrel people! Then in 1982, she produced three episodes of Tomorrow is Spring, followed by When the Kids leave in1983 and Eclipse in 1984.

Subsequently, she continued producing in the 1987 series Tiempo de Amar and her show Woman, Real Life Crashes from 1987 to 2007.   

Spouse & Children

Pinal got married to Spanish director Rafael Banquells in 1947. They had one child together, daughter Sylvia Pasquel. However, they got divorced in 1952.

Then from 1961 to 1967, she was married to Gustavo Alatriste and had one child together, daughter Viridiana Alatriste. Unfortunately, her daughter later passed away in 1982.

Following that, she was married to Enrique Guzman from 1967 to 1976. She had two kids with her third husband: Alejandra Guzman, born in 1968, and Luiz Enrique Guzman, born in 1970.

Eventually, Pinal married then-governor Tulio Hernández in 1982 and became the state’s first lady for the fourth time. She got involved in political duties and also won an election while serving as the first lady. However, the couple got a divorce in 1995.

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