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Silvia Pinal
Silvia Pinal Hidalgo[1][2]

(1931-09-12) 12 September 1931 (age 92)
EducationEl Colegio de México
National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature
Occupation(s)Actress, singer, stage and television producer, politician
Years active1949–present
(m. 1947; div. 1952)
(m. 1961; div. 1967)
(m. 1967; div. 1976)
(m. 1982; div. 1995)
Children4, including

Silvia Pinal Hidalgo (born 12 September 1931)[4][5][6] is a Mexican actress. She began her career in the theater, venturing into cinema in 1949. She is one of Mexico's greatest female stars, one of the last surviving major stars from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema and part of the Golden Age of Hollywood for her film Shark! (1969). Her work in film and popularity in her native country led Pinal to work in Europe (Spain and Italy). Pinal achieved international recognition by starring in a famous film trilogy directed by Luis Buñuel: Viridiana (1961), El ángel exterminador (1962) and Simón del Desierto (1965).

In addition to her film career, Pinal was a pioneer in Mexican musical theatre,[7] ventured into television, and held political office.

Early life[edit]

Silvia Pinal Hidalgo[1] was born in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Her parents were María Luisa Hidalgo Aguilar and Moisés Pasquel. Pasquel was an orchestra conductor at the Mexican radio station XEW. Pinal's mother became pregnant by Pasquel when she was 15 years old. Her father did not acknowledge Silvia as his child, and Pinal did not know him until she was 11 years old.[8] Her biological father sired three more sons: Eugenio, Moisés, and Virginia. However, Pinal never spent time with the Pasquel family.[9] Pinal spent her first years behind the counter of a seafood restaurant near the XEW, where her mother worked. When she was five years old, her mother married Luis G. Pinal, whom they called "El Caballero Pinal" ("Sir Pinal"), a journalist, military man, and politician twenty years her senior. Pinal subsequently adopted Silvia as his daughter, and in later interviews, she described Pinal as her only father. Pinal also had three daughters from a previous marriage: Mercedes, Beatriz, and Eugenia.

Sr. Pinal held several public positions in Mexico, including the municipal president of Tequisquiapan, Querétaro. The family lived in several cities in Mexico, including Querétaro, Acapulco, Monterrey, Chilpancingo, Cuernavaca and Puebla, before finally settling in Mexico City.

Pinal has had an interest in show business since she was a child. In addition to film and music, she liked to write and recite poems.[10] She studied first at Pestalozzi College in Cuernavaca and then at the Washington Institute in Mexico City. Despite her artistic aspirations, her father cautioned her to look for "something useful," so she learned to type. At age 14, she began working as a secretary at Kodak.[11]

Pinal went to study opera and began preparing by taking classes, first with a private teacher and then with Professor Reyes Retana. Her first step toward fame occurred when she was invited to participate in a beauty pageant. In this contest, Pinal obtained the title of Student Princess of Mexico. At her coronation, she met the actors Rubén Rojo and Manolo Fábregas, with whom she became close friends.[12] While studying bel canto, Pinal went to work as a secretary in the pharmaceutical laboratories of Carlos Stein. At the music academy, Pinal auditioned for a role in the opera La Traviata. However, the audition was a failure. A teacher encouraged her to take acting courses at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes where she was a classmate of figures such as Carlos Pellicer, Salvador Novo and Xavier Villaurrutia.[13] She debuted as an extra in a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.[14]



Pinal continued working in the advertising department of a pharmaceutical products firm. Knowing that she was studying acting, her boss allowed her to participate in recording radio comedies in the XEQ. She debuted in the comedy Dos pesos la Tejada.[14]

At the radio station, Pinal met publicists inviting her to join an experimental company. With that company, she debuted in the play Los Caprichos de Goya. The director of this work was the Cuban-Mexican actor and director Rafael Banquells, with whom Pinal began an employment relationship and a close friendship that led to romance. Banquells got Carlos Laverne to allow them to use the Ideal Theater of Mexico City for their productions. Laverne chose Pinal to participate in a montage with the company of the Ideal Theater, directed by the Spanish actress Isabelita Blanch. The work was called Nuestra Natacha. Pinal acted in numerous works for this company. Her first star work was Un sueño de cristal.[15]


Just fifteen days after she debuted in the theater, Pinal made her debut in the cinema with a brief role in Bamba (1949), starring Carmen Montejo and directed by Miguel Contreras Torres. Contreras Torres had seen her work at the Ideal Theatre and invited her to participate in the project. Contreras Torres was a demanding, strict director who made Pinal suffer for her inexperience. Eventually, that same year, she performed in the film El pecado de Laura, directed by Julián Soler and starring Meche Barba. In that film, she worked for the first time in cinema with Rafael Banquells, who had become her husband. Immediately, she made another small role in the movie Escuela para casadas, by Miguel Zacarías. Pinal met and worked with the famous actor and singer Pedro Infante in the film La mujer que yo perdí for the first time. The actor and comedian Cantinflas (her wedding godfather) chose Pinal as his co-star in The Doorman (1950), which was a massive step for the new, young actress. But her first solid step towards popularity was her participation in the comedy El rey del barrio (1949), where she formed a tremendous comedic pair with Germán Valdés "Tin-Tán", directed by Gilberto Martínez Solares. Pinal and Tin Tán acted together in two more films: La Marca del zorrillo (1950) and Me Traes de un ala (1952). Pinal participated in minor roles in several more films.

Pinal's first significant award was a Silver Ariel as a supporting actress for her performance in the film Un rincón cerca del cielo (1952), where she worked again with Pedro Infante. In 1952, she performed with Joaquín Pardavé in the comedies Doña Mariquita de mi corazón] and El casto Susano.

In 1953, Pinal signed a contract with the FILMEX studios of Gregorio Walerstein, who gave her her first starring roles in the films Reventa de esclavas (1953) and Yo soy muy macho (1953). In that same year, she did her first musical work with the film Mis tres viudas alegres, where she shared credits with Lilia del Valle and the Cuban rumba Amalia Aguilar. The film's success led the three actresses to star, that same year, in the comedy Las cariñosas. That same year, she acted with Libertad Lamarque in Si volvieras a mí.

Pinal achieved success and recognition in 1954 after participating in the film Un extraño en la escalera, directed by Tulio Demicheli, and starring opposite Arturo de Córdova. De Córdova wanted as his co-stars the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida or the Cuban rumba Rosa Carmina because he distrusted Pinal due to her youth. With the support of the producer Gregorio Walerstein, Pinal made a change of image, highlighting her sex appeal, which helped her to be approved by De Cordova for the film. The film was filmed in Havana, Cuba, and was a remarkable blockbuster, consecrating Pinal as an A-list film actress.[16]

Another director who knew how to make the most of Pinal's histrionic abilities was Alberto Gout. Under Gout's direction, Pinal made the film La sospechosa (1954). Another great movie in which Pinal participated is Historia de un abrigo de mink (1954), an episodic film wherein Pinal co-starred with actresses María Elena Marqués, Columba Domínguez and Irasema Dilián. With Tito Davison as director, Pinal also filmed the Mexican-Spanish-Chilean co-production Cabo de Hornos (1955), along with the actor Jorge Mistral. Pinal worked again with Pedro Infante as his co-star in the famous comedy El inocente (1955).

Pinal starred in several films by Tulio Demicheli. Among the most outstanding is Locura pasional (1955), which would bring her first Silver Ariel award as best actress. The second was thanks to her role in the film La dulce enemiga (1957), directed by Tito Davison. In 1956, Pinal starred in the film Una cita de amor (1956), where she worked for the first and only time under the direction of the director Emilio Fernández.

The popularity and success of Pinal in Mexico opened the doors for her to work in Europe, following the advice of Tulio Demicheli. Her first work in the Old World was in the Spanish-Mexican co-production Las locuras de Bárbara (1958), directed by Demicheli and from the hand of Demicheli, Silvia starred in the Spanish musical film Charleston.

Pinal with Elke Sommer in Uomini e Nobiluomini (1959)

Given the success of her films in Europe, Pinal was invited to work in Italy, where she also served as producer of the film Uomini e Nobiluomini (1959), in which she co-starred with Vittorio de Sica and Elke Sommer.

Under the direction of José María Forqué, Pinal starred in the Spanish film Maribel y la extraña familia (1960). In 1961, she filmed the Spanish musical film Adiós, Mimí Pompom, along with Fernando Fernán Gómez.

Pinal achieved international acclaim through a trilogy of films that marked the end of the Mexican era of the Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. Pinal had her first contact with Buñuel through Mexican actor Ernesto Alonso, with the firm intention of starring in the film version of the novel Tristana. However, the tiny commercial success of Buñuel's films prevented the producers from financing the project, which ended up collapsing (Buñuel shot the film years later in Spain with Catherine Deneuve).[17]

Pinal in Viridiana (1961)

Years later, Pinal, with the help of her second husband, producer Gustavo Alatriste, looked for Buñuel in Spain and convinced him to film Viridiana (1961). This, without a doubt, is her most famous film. She was co-starred by Francisco Rabal and Fernando Rey and was the winner of the Palme d'Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Despite the success and prestige enjoyed by the film, it was rejected by the Spanish censorship board and the Vatican at the time, who described the film as blasphemous. The Spanish government ordered its destruction. The film was saved through the intervention of Pinal, who fled with a copy to Mexico.[18] The Vatican censorship also resonated in Mexico, but with the help of Salvador Novo, the film had a limited release.

Her second film with Buñuel was El ángel exterminador (1962), in which Pinal starred with a choral cast. The film also received critical acclaim worldwide. In 2004, the New York Times recognized it among the best films ever.[19]

Her third and last project with Buñuel was Simón del desierto (1964). The film, misrepresented as a medium-length feature, was initially conceived as an episodic film. Pinal and Gustavo Alatriste looked for Federico Fellini to direct a second episode, but Fellini accepted only on the condition that his wife, Giulietta Masina, star in it. They then sought out Jules Dassin, who likewise took the project only on the condition that his wife, Melina Mercouri, star; Pinal also rejected this condition. The idea was that Pinal should star in all the episodes, so Buñuel ended up filming the project himself.[20] In the film, Pinal also made the first nude appearance in her career, an act still rare in Mexican cinema and the first nude scene in Buñuel's films.[21]

Pinal was also on the verge of starring with Buñuel in the film Diary of a Chambermaid in France. She learned French and was willing to receive no salary for her role. However, French producer Serge Silberman ended up choosing Jeanne Moreau.[22] Even so, Pinal (along with Lilia Prado), the actress with whom Buñuel most frequently worked, made three classic films. Pinal was also going to shoot with Buñuel in Spain on Divinas palabras, but there were problems obtaining a copyright for the film. Years later, Pinal finally shot the movie in Mexico with another director.

After her work with Buñuel, Pinal returned to the cinema with the comedy Buenas noches, Año Nuevo (1965), where she co-starred with Ricardo Montalbán. In 1966 she made the mythical film La Soldadera, directed by José Bolaños and inspired by the Mexican Revolution events. That same year, she participated in the Mexican-Brazilian co-production Juego Peligroso, directed by Luis Alcoriza and based on a script by Gabriel García Márquez. She also appeared in the Franco-Italian-Mexican co-production La bataille de San Sebastian, along with Anthony Quinn and Charles Bronson. In 1967 Pinal appeared in Shark!, with Burt Reynolds and directed by Samuel Fuller, making this the only Hollywood production in which Pinal appeared. Pinal achieved a massive blockbuster with the film María Isabel (1968), based on a popular cartoon by Yolanda Vargas Dulché.

Between the late 1960s and early 1970s, Pinal mostly made comedy films directed by René Cardona Jr. In 1976, Pinal starred in Las mariposas disecadas, a thriller of psychological suspense. In 1977 she finally starred in the controversial movie Divinas palabras (1977), directed by Juan Ibáñez, a movie where she had an integral nude scene.

At the end of the '70s and the beginning of the '80s, Pinal shot some films in Spain, Italy, and Argentina as part of a project by Televisa to unify the Spanish and Latin American markets.

Silvia Pinal in 2019

After ten years of absence from the cinema, Pinal returned in 1992 with the tape Modelo Antiguo, directed by Raúl Araiza. The decline of Mexican cinema and the activity of Pinal on television and other media (such as politics) had made her practically withdraw from the big screen. In recent years, her film appearances have been limited to films Ya no los hacen como antes (2002) and a brief special appearance in Tercera llamada (2013).


Pinal made her theatrical debut at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. Eventually, she did experimental plays, then worked at the Ideal Theater in Mexico City. [23]

Outside of this company, in 1950, she participated in the play Celos del aire with Manolo Fábregas and Carmen Montejo. That same year she represented Doña Inés in Don Juan Tenorio, co-starring with Jorge Mistral. The most outstanding plays from her early theatrical career are The Madwoman of Chaillot, co-starring Prudencia Griffel, and El cuadrante de la Soledad, by José Revueltas, with sets by the artist Diego Rivera. In 1954, Pinal participated in the play La Sed with Ernesto Alonso and the Argentinean actor Pedro López Lagar. In 1955 she obtained recognition in the theater scene in the cast of Anna Christie, along with Wolf Ruvinskis. In 1957 Pinal staged the play Desnúdate, Lucrecia, in Chile, with Jorge Mistral, who eventually became a star of Mexican cinema.

In 1958, Pinal was responsible for producing in Mexico the first Musical comedy, Bells Are Ringing, directed by Luis de Llano Palmer. For this work, Pinal received an offer from Judy Holliday's manager to work on Broadway, but Pinal refused to leave her career in Mexico.[24]

In 1964 she made the Mexican version of the musical Irma La Douce, alongside Julio Alemán and directed by Enrique Rambal. José Luis Ibáñez ended up becoming her head theater director. Under his direction, Pinal starred in the work Vidas privadas. One of her most notable works in musical comedy was the Mexican version of Mame, a successful Broadway musical. Thanks to her success, Pinal starred in three productions (1972, 1985, and 1989). In 1976 she also starred in the Mexican version of the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

In 1977, to commemorate her twenty-five-year career anniversary, Pinal set up a cabaret show entitled ¡Felicidades Silvia!. The show was presented with great success, first at the nightclub El Patio and then at the Teatro de la Ciudad in Mexico City.

In 1978, she starred in the musical Plaza Suite. Her daughter Viridiana's death truncated the theatrical project Agnes of God, in which both starred in 1982.[25] In 1983, Pinal starred in and produced the Mexican montage of the work La señorita de Tacna, based on the work of Mario Vargas Llosa. In 1985, while serving as First Lady of the state of Tlaxcala, Pinal remodeled the Xicohténcatl Theater, which reopened with the production The Memories of the Divine Sarah. In 1986, Pinal starred in Anna Karenina, which, despite its success, was not to her liking; the production only reached 100 performances.

In 1988, in association with Margarita López Portillo, Pinal acquired the Cine Estadio, located in Colonia Roma in Mexico City, transforming it into a theatrical venue, the Silvia Pinal Theater, a space dedicated mainly to musical comedy. Here, Pinal was free to set up her productions.[26] The theater was opened in 1989 with the third production of the musical Mame, with Pinal at the head of the cast.

In 1992, Pinal acquired the former Cine Versailles, located in Colonia Juárez in Mexico City, and turned it into her second theater, the Diego Rivera Theater. This theater opened in 1991 with the production Lettice and Lovage.

In 1996, Pinal returned to musical theater with the second Mexican version of Hello, Dolly!, opposite Ignacio López Tarso. Pinal's last work in theater was Gypsy (1998), starring alongside her daughter, singer Alejandra Guzmán.

As a producer, she was responsible for making the Mexican versions of the musicals A Chorus Line (1989), Cats (1991) and La Cage aux Folles (1992). Unfortunately, several problems caused Pinal to close the Silvia Pinal Theater, which ceased production in 2000 and became a religious temple.

Pinal returned to the theater in 2002 with the play Debiera haber obispas. In more recent times she has participated in productions such as Adorables enemigas (2008) and Amor, dolor y lo que puesto (2012). In 2014, the Diego Rivera Theater changed its name to become the new Silvia Pinal Theatre.[27]


Pinal dabbled in television since its appearance in Mexico in the early 1950s. In 1952, she participated in a television show titled Con los brazos abiertos. Eventually, she participated in numerous telecasts by Luis de Llano Palmer, where Pinal introduced playback on Mexican television.[28]

Pinal staged her comic-musical show on Televisa, Los Especiales de Silvia Pinal in the mid-sixties. When Silvia married the actor and singer Enrique Guzmán, both produced and starred in the variety show Silvia y Enrique (a comedy-musical program in the style of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour), which ran for four years (1968–1972) with great success. Once separated from Guzmán, Silvia continued her variety show titled ¡Ahora Silvia!!.

In 1985, she became a producer and presenter of the Mujer, casos de la vida real TV show. Initially, the show was created to respond to cases and needs of the public and focused on locating victims of the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City. Over time, the show evolved to present current issues in daily life, including domestic violence, legal issues, and public health. This production was a success and lasted more than 20 years, broadcasting in Mexico, Spain, Italy, and several countries in Latin America. The program was canceled in 2007.

In 1968, Pinal debuted in telenovelas with the historical telenovela Los Caudillos, inspired by the Mexican War of Independence. Ernesto Alonso produced the telenovela. Her second foray into the genre was with the telenovela ¿Quién? (1973), produced by Guillermo Diazayas and based on a cartoon by Yolanda Vargas Dulché.

Eventually, Pinal decided to produce her telenovelas; her first hit was Mañana es primavera (1982), the last acting work of her daughter Viridiana before her death. In 1985 she also produced and starred in Eclipse.

Her latest works in television have been as a special guest star in various telenovelas and television series. The most relevant ones are Carita de ángel (2000), in which she eventually replaced actress Libertad Lamarque, whose death left her character unfinished in this melodrama, Fuego en la sangre (2008), Soy tu dueña (2010) and Mi marido tiene familia (2017). In 2009, Pinal participated in a chapter of the series Mujeres asesinas.

In addition to the telenovelas mentioned above, Pinal produced the melodramas Cuando los hijos van (1983) and Tiempo de Amar (1987).


Pinal became involved in politics after her fourth marriage with the politician Tulio Hernández Gómez, governor of the State of Tlaxcala. Between 1981 and 1987, Pinal was the First Lady of that state. Eventually, she became a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party and was elected its federal deputy in 1991.[29] Later, she became a senator and member of the Assembly of Representatives of the Federal District. In these positions, Pinal had some achievements. Among the most outstanding were her achievements in Cinematographic Law to protect the rights of interpreters, her work on the Law of Condominiums and the Law of Tourism, tasks in favor of ecology, her promotion of the dissemination of theater books, and her fight against the Ministry of Finance to lower taxes on the theater.[30]

Since the 1950s, Pinal has actively participated in trade union movements of the actors of her country. She was part of the group "Rosa Mexicano", founded by Dolores del Río. Between 1988 and 1995, Pinal became a leader of the National Association of Interpreters (A.N.D.I.) of Mexico.

Pinal had legal problems in 2000 due to conflicts with her management as the Association of Theater Producers (Protea) leader in the early 1990s. For this reason, the actress lived in Miami, Florida, for some time.[31] After eleven months, the actress was declared innocent and returned to her country.[32]

Between 2010 and 2014, Pinal served as General Secretary of the Screen Actors Guild of México (ANDA).[33]

To protect older actors, she became the founder of the Asociación Rafael Banquells, in charge of providing non-profit help to interpreters. As president of the association, Pinal delivers the Bravo Awards for highlights in music, film, theater, radio, television, dubbing and commercial realization during the year. The awards have been given annually since 1991.

Personal life[edit]

Pinal, c. 1955

Pinal has been married four times. Her first marriage was to actor and director Rafael Banquells, her first formal boyfriend, in 1947. She acknowledges that her marriage at such an early age was partly to escape her repressive father: "I changed my father for a softer one that stimulated me in my career." The couple divorced in 1952, a year after the birth of their daughter, Sylvia Pasquel, who later had an outstanding career as an actress.[30]

Her second marriage was to the businessman and film producer Gustavo Alatriste. Pinal has revealed on numerous occasions that Alatriste was the love of her life, a husband with whom she could have stayed forever. Pinal met Alatriste at a meeting at Ernesto Alonso's house when he was about to divorce actress Ariadne Welter. It was thanks to Alatriste that Pinal was able to make her film projects with Luis Buñuel. The marriage ended in 1967 due to Alatriste's infidelities and business problems between the couple.[15] From her relationship with Alatriste, she had a daughter, actress Viridiana Alatriste (1963-1982). Unfortunately, Viridiana died tragically in a car accident in Mexico City in 1982 at the age of 19.[25]

Her third marriage was to the famous rock and roll singer and idol Enrique Guzmán. Pinal and Guzmán met when he was a guest on Pinal's television show ¡Ahora Silvia! They were married in 1967 despite some public resistance, as Pinal was 11 years older than her husband. Their marriage lasted nine years. They worked together and had two children: the famous singer Alejandra Guzmán (born in 1968) and the musician and composer Luis Enrique Guzmán (born in 1970).[34]

Her last marriage was to Tlaxcala's politician and then governor, Tulio Hernández Gómez. The couple married in 1982. It was through Hernández that Pinal entered the world of politics. Pinal and Hernandez divorced in 1995.

In addition to her marriages, at various times in her life, Pinal had multiple romances. In 1954, when filming Un extraño en la escalera, Pinal fell in love with her co-star, Arturo de Córdova.[35] Other romances were with the Mexican businessman Emilio Azcárraga Milmo,[36] the Egyptian actor Omar Sharif[37] and the American businessman Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr.[38]

With time, Pinal has become the head of one of Latin America's most famous artistic dynasties. Her daughters Sylvia and Viridiana followed in her footsteps as actresses. Alejandra, her youngest daughter, is one of Mexico's most popular singers. Alejandra's daughter Frida Sofía is also a model living in Miami, Florida. In addition, her granddaughter Stephanie Salas (daughter of Sylvia) has also forged a career as an actress and singer. Stephanie's daughters, Michelle Salas, and Camila Valero are both models and actresses.[39]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • In 1954, the beer company Corona created an advertisement that included a song in which they mentioned Pinal next to the Italian divas Gina Lollobrigida, Silvana Mangano and Silvana Pampanini.[40]
  • In 1955, Pinal was immortalized in a portrait by the famous painter Diego Rivera, which occupies a special place in the Pinal residence in Mexico City.
  • In addition to Rivera, Pinal has also been painted by other artists such as Oswaldo Guayasamín, Mario Chávez Marión, Sylvia Pardo, and General Ignacio Beteta Quintana.
  • In 1978, Pinal posed nude for a photo shoot for the Spanish magazine Interviú.
  • Pinal is represented as one of the Seven Muses of Art in a stained glass window of Xicohténcatl Theatre in Tlaxcala.[41]
  • When her daughter Alejandra Guzmán launched her singing career in 1988, she dedicated a controversial song to her mother titled "Bye Mamá" and included it in her debut album.
  • In 2002, Pinal was recognized with a statue in her honor unveiled in Mexico City. Renowned sculptor Ricardo Ponzanelli did the work.[42]
  • In 2006, in Spain, Pinal was awarded the Orden de Isabel la Católica in the grade of Commander for her cultural contribution to the world of cinema.[43]
  • In 2013, Pinal was honored by the Wax Museum of Mexico City, which unveiled a figure in her honor.
  • In 2015, Pinal published her autobiographical book entitled Esta soy yo.[44]
  • In 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Hollywood chose Pinal as one of its members to recognize her long career and contribution to the international film industry.[45]
  • At some point, Matt Casella, a headhunter for DreamWorks, sought Pinal to make a biographical series about her life. However, the project has yet to materialize.[46]
  • In 2019, Televisa produced a television series based on Pinal's life. The series is titled Silvia Pinal, frente a ti, and Mexican actress Itatí Cantoral portrays Pinal.


From left to right: Jacqueline Andere, Pinal and Enrique García Álvarez in El ángel exterminador (1962)


  • La tercera llamada (2013) Actor's Guild secretary
  • Arrietty (2013) as Hara (Mexican Spanish dub) (Voice)
  • El Agente 00-P2 (2009) as Mamá Osa (voice)
  • 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
  • Carlota: Amor es... Veneno (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)
  • You've Got Me By the Wing (1953) as Rosita Alba Vírez
  • When Children Sin (1952) as Tencha
  • Ahora soy rico (1952) as Sonia Iliana
  • A Place Near Heaven (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
  • A Galician Dances the 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
  • The Mark of the Skunk (1950)
  • The Doorman (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



Stage (producer)[edit]


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  • García Riera., Emilio (1996). El cine de Silvia Pinal. Universidad de Guadalajara (Centro de Investigaciones y Enseñanza Cinematográficas), Patronato de la Muestra de Cine Mexicano en Guadalajara, A. C. e Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE). ISBN 978-968-895-714-1.
  • Agrasánchez Jr., Rogelio (2001). Bellezas del cine mexicano/Beauties of Mexican Cinema. Archivo Fílmico Agrasánchez. ISBN 978-968-5077-11-8.
  • Pinal, Silvia (2015). Esta soy yo. Porrúa. ISBN 978-607-09-2108-7.

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