Silvia Pinal


Silvia Pinal

Infobox actor
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name = Silvia Pinal


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birthdate = birth date and age|1931|9|12
location = Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
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yearsactive = 1945 - Present
birthname = Silvia Pinal Hidalgo
spouse = Rafael Banquells 1947 - 1952,

Gustavo Alatriste1961 - 1967

Enrique Guzman 1967 - 1976

Tulio Hernandez1982 - 1995

Silvia Pinal (born Silvia Pinal Hidalgo on September 12 1931 in Guaymas, Sonora) is a Mexican actress, who had roles in several of Luis Buñuel's movies such as "El ángel exterminador" and "Viridiana".

Life

Silvia Pinal married several times to artists and politicians, among them Cuban actor Rafael Banquells who fathered a daughter with her, actress Silvia Pasquel ("Pasquel" is a combination of the surnames "Pinal" and "Banquells"). She then married Gustavo Alatriste, a businessman turned movie producer who granted her desires of working with Buñuel and fathered the late Viridiana Alatriste. She also married Enrique Guzmán a Venezuelan-born actor and singer who fathered her daughter Alejandra Guzmán, a singer. Silvia and Enrique hosted a TV show in the 1970s and divorced when Alejandra was still a child.

She then married a Mexican politician and become one herself as a member of the PRI party in Mexico.

Career in film

In 1949, Pinal started her career in film at the age of 18 in the movies "BAMBA" and "El pecado de Laura". Three years later, in 1952, she made the film "Un rincón cerca del cielo" where she co-starred with legendary actor Pedro Infante and the Mexican Academy of Film awarded her a "Best Supporting Actress" Ariel for her role in this film . Pinal would later receive two more Ariels for "Locura Pasional" (in 1955) and "Enemiga" (in 1956).

After marrying Alatriste, a businessman who invited Spanish-born film director Luis Buñuel to direct "Viridiana", a controversial film depicting a nun (played by Pinal) and her affair with the character played by Spanish actor Francisco Rabal. This film is still considered the best of the cinema of Spain and won the "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Alatriste-Pinal-Buñuel team made two more successful films: "El ángel exterminador" (1962) and "Simón del desierto" (1965).

Career on television

In 1968, Pinal obtained a role in her first telenovela titled "Los caudillos", a story inspired in the events of the Mexican War of Independence. With her husband, Guzmán, hosted a musical talk-show titled "Silvia y Enrique" on Televisa. In 1985 she produced a show that portrays viewers-submitted stories about women titled "Mujer, casos de la vida real" that became a success and it is still broadcasted by Televisa in Mexico and Latin America and Univision in the United States.

She acted in another telenovela in 1973 and there more in the 1980s before taking a 15-year break from these roles. In 1983, she produced "Cuando los hijos se van", starred by her daughter Silvia Pasquel and Saby Kamalich. She returned to telenovela roles in 1998 with "El privilegio de amar", the "Best Telenovela of the Year", according to TVyNovelas. Her last two roles have been in "Carita de ángel" in 2000, "Aventuras en el tiempo" in 2001 and "Amarte es mi pecado" in 2004.

Career on stage

Pinal has also produced and starred in plays such as the Spanish language version of "Mame". She then acquired her own theaters and named them "Silvia Pinal" and "Diego Rivera" and starred in "Que tal Dolly!", the Spanish language version of "Hello Dolly!" and "Gypsy," opposite her real-life daughter, rocker Alejandra Guzmán.

In 2005, after a 12-month hiatus from stage roles, she starred in "Debiera haber obispas" ("There should be woman bishops") by Mexican writer Rafael Solana.

In 1993 she produced the Mexican premiere of Jerry Herman's musical adaptation of "La Cage Aux Folles" (La Jaula de Las Locas).She is currently starring in the play "Adorables Enemigas" ("Legends")by James Kirkwood in Mexico City at the Teatro Diego Rivera

Career in politics

She became a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party and was elected to federal deputy, senator and member of the assembly of the Mexican Federal District. In these positions she played an active role towards culture and women's causes.

Works

Telenovelas

* "Fuego En La Sangre" (2008)
* "Amor sin Maquillaje" (2007) (announced)
* "Amarte es mi pecado" (2004)
* "Aventuras en el tiempo" (2001) as Silvia
* "Carita de ángel" (2000) as Mother Lucía
* "El privilegio de amar" (1998)
* "Eclipse" (1984)
* "Mañana es primavera" (1983)
* "Y ahora, que?" (1980)
* "¿Quien?" (1973)
* "Los caudillos" (1968) as Jimena

Television shows

* "Mujer, casos de la vida real" (1985 - present ) as host
* "La revista increible de Silvia Pinal" (1979)
* "Silvia y Enrique" (1973) as host

Theater

* "Adorables Enemigas" (2008)
* "Debiera haber obispas" (2005)
* "Gipsy" (1993)
* "Que tal, Dolly!" (Spanish version of "Hello Dolly!", 1996)
* "Mame"

Films

* "Ya no los hacen como antes" (2003) as Genoveva Reyer
* "Puppy-Go-Round" (1996)
* "Modelo antiguo" (1992) as Carmen Rivadeneira
* "Pubis Angelical" (1982) as Beatriz
* "Dos y dos, cinco" (1981) as Julia
* "" (1981) as Carlota Cavendish
* "El canto de la cigarra" (1980) as Elisa
* "El niño de su mamá" (1980) as Tina
* "Las mariposas disecadas" (1978)
* "Divinas palabras" (1977) as Mari Gaila
* "Los cacos" (1972)
* "¡Cómo hay gente sinvergüenza!" (1972)
* "La Güera Xóchitl" (1971) as Xóchitl Torres
* "Secreto de confesión" (1971)
* "Bang bang... al hoyo" (1971) as Doliente
* "Caín, Abel y el otro" (1971)
* "Los novios" (1971) as Irene
* "La mujer de oro" (1970) as Silvia Torres
* "La hermana Trinquete" (1970)
* "El cuerpazo del delito" (1970) as Magda Bustamante/Enriqueta (segment "La insaciable")
* "El amor de María Isabel" (1970) as María Isabel Sánchez
* "El despertar del lobo" (1970) as Kim Jones
* "Shark!" (1969) as Anna
* "24 horas de placer" (1969) as Catalina
* "María Isabel" (1968) as María Isabel Sánchez
* "La Bataille de San Sebastian" (1968) as Felicia
* "La soldadera" (1967) as Lázara
* "Juego peligroso" (1967) as Lena Anderson (segment "Divertimento")
* "Estrategia matrimonial" (1967)
* "Los cuervos están de luto" (1965)
* "Simón del desierto" (1965) as The Devil
* "Buenas noches, año nuevo" (1964)
* "El ángel exterminador" (1962) as Leticia 'La Valkiria'
* "Adiós, Mimí Pompón" (1961)
* "Viridiana" (1961) as Viridiana
* "Maribel y la extraña familia" (1960)
* "Charlestón" (1959)
* "Las locuras de Bárbara" (1959)
* "Uomini e nobiluomini" (1959) as Giovanna
* "El hombre que me gusta" (1958) as Marta
* "Una golfa" (1958)
* "Una cita de amor" (1958)
* "Préstame tu cuerpo" (1958) as Leonor Rivas Conde/Regina Salsamendi
* "¡Viva el amor!" (1958) as Veronica de la Maza
* "Desnúdate, Lucrecia" (1958)
* "Mi desconocida esposa" (1958)
* "Dios no lo quiera" (1957) as Felisa
* "Cabo de hornos" (1957)
* "La dulce enemiga" (1957) as Lucrecia
* "Teatro del crimen" (1957)
* "La adúltera" (1956) as Irene
* "El inocente" (1956) as Mané
* "Locura pasional" (1956) as Mabel Mendoza
* "La vida tiene tres días" (1955) as María Andrade
* "Amor en cuatro tiempos" (1955) as Silvia
* "La sospechosa" (1955) as Regina de Alba
* "Historia de un abrigo de mink" (1955) as Margot
* "Pecado mortal" (1955) as Soledad Hernández
* "Un extraño en la escalera" (1955)
* "Vendedor de muñecas" (1955)
* "Si volvieras a mi" (1954) as Lidia Kane
* "El casto Susano" (1954) as Mimí
* "Hijas casaderas" (1954) as Magdalena
* "Reventa de esclavas" (1954) as Alicia Sandoval/Isis de Alejandría
* "Las cariñosas" (1953) as Carmen Santibañes
* "Yo soy muy macho" (1953) as María Aguirre
* "Mis tres viudas alegres" (1953) as Silvia
* "Doña Mariquita de mi corazón" (1953) as Paz Alegre
* "Sí... mi vida" (1953)
* "Me traes de un ala" (1953) as Rosita Alba Vírez
* "Cuando los hijos pecan" (1952) as Tencha
* "Ahora soy rico" (1952) as Sonia Iliana
* "Un rincón cerca del cielo" (1952) as Sonia Iliana
* "Por ellas aunque mal paguen" (1952)
* "Mujer de medianoche" (1952)
* "La estatua de carne" (1951) as Marta
* "Recién casados... no molestar" (1951) as Gaby
* "Una gallega baila mambo" (1951) as Carmina
* "El amor no es negocio" (1950) as Malena
* "El amor no es ciego" (1950)
* "Azahares para tu boda" (1950) as Tota
* "La marca del zorrillo" (1950)
* "El portero" (1950)
* "El rey del barrio" (1950)
* "La mujer que yo perdí" (1949) as Laura
* "Escuela para casadas" (1949) as Teresa Moreno
* "Bamba" (1949)
* "El pecado de Laura" (1949) as Juanita

External links

* [http://www.alma-latina.net/01actresses/s/silvia_pinal.shtml Silvia Pinal] at the telenovela database
*imdb name|id=0683831|name=Silvia Pinal
* [http://cinemexicano.mty.itesm.mx/estrellas/silvia_pinal.html Silvia Pinal] at the cinema of Mexico site of the ITESM
* [http://www.academiamexicana.com/academia/mh34.htm Silvia Pinal] at the Mexican Academy of Film


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