Silvia Pinal

Silvia Pinal
Silvia Pinal (1970).jpg
Pinal in 1970
Silvia Pinal Hidalgo

(1931-09-12) 12 September 1931 (age 87)
OccupationActress, singer, stage and television producer, politician
Years active1949–present
ChildrenSylvia Pasquel
Viridiana Alatriste
Alejandra Guzmán
Luis Enrique Guzmán
Parent(s)Moises Pasquel
María Luisa Hidalgo

Silvia Pinal Hidalgo (born 12 September 1931) is a Mexican film, theater and television actress.

Pinal began her career in the theater. In 1949 she ventures into the cinema. Pinal reached popularity during the so-called Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Her film work and popularity in her native country, lead her to work in Europe (Spain and Italy). Pinal will achieve international recognition by starring in a famous film trilogy by director Luis Buñuel: Viridiana (1961), El ángel exterminador (1962) and Simón del desierto (1965).

In addition to her outstanding career in film, Pinal has also excelled in other areas. She was a pioneer of the Musical theatre in Mexico[1] in addition to venturing into television, as an actress and producer. At one point in her life, Pinal also ventured into politics and held some public office in her native country. With more than sixty years in the show, Silvia Pinal remains in force.

Early life

Silvia Pinal Hidalgo was born in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico on September 12, 1931. Her parents were María Luisa Hidalgo Aguilar and Moisés Pasquel. Pasquel was an orchestra conductor at the Mexican radio station XEW. Silvia's mother became pregnant with Pasquel when she was only 15 years old. Her father did not recognize her and Silvia knew him until she was 11 years old.[2] On the part of her biological father, Silvia had three more brothers: Eugenio, Moisés and Virginia. however, Pinal never treated the Pasquel family.[3] Pinal spent her first years behind the counter of a seafood restaurant located near the XEW where her mother worked. When Pinal was five years old, her mother married Luis G. Pinal, whom they called "El Caballero Pinal", a journalist, military man and politician twenty years older than her. Pinal recognized Silvia as his daughter. Mr. Pinal had three more daughters from a previous marriage: Mercedes, Beatriz and Eugenia. Her adoptive father held several public positions in Mexico. He was municipal president of Tequisquiapan, Querétaro. The family lived in several cities of Mexico as Querétaro, Acapulco, Monterrey, Chilpancingo, Cuernavaca and Puebla, to finally settle in Mexico City.

Pinal was fascinated by the show since she was a child. In addition to film and music, she liked to write and recite poems.[4] She studied first at Pestalozzi College in Cuernavaca, and then at the Washington Institute in Mexico City. Despite her artistic aspirations, her father conditioned her to study "something useful" and learned typing. At age 14 she started working at Kodak as a secretary.[5]

Silvia wanted to study opera. She began to prepare taking classes with a private teacher and then with Professor Reyes Retana. Her first step towards fame occurred when she was invited to participate in a beauty pageant. In this contest Silvia obtained the title of Student Princess of Mexico. In her coronation she met the actors Rubén Rojo and Manolo Fábregas, with whom she became close friends.[6] While studying bel canto, Silvia went to work as a secretary in the pharmaceutical laboratories Carlos Stein. At the music academy, Silvia auditioned for get a role in the opera La Traviata. However, this hearing was a failure. Then her teacher encouraged her to take acting courses in the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. In that academy, she was a student of figures such as Carlos Pellicer, Salvador Novo and Xavier Villaurrutia.[7]≠ She debuted as an extra in a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare.[8]

Other Languages
العربية: سيلفيا بينال
български: Силвия Пинал
čeština: Silvia Pinalová
Deutsch: Silvia Pinal
Ελληνικά: Σίλβια Πινάλ
español: Silvia Pinal
français: Silvia Pinal
한국어: 실비아 피날
italiano: Silvia Pinal
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magyar: Silvia Pinal
polski: Silvia Pinal
português: Silvia Pinal
română: Silvia Pinal
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