Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells was known for being the daughter of acclaimed Mexican actress Sylvia Pasquel and her ex-husband, Fernando Frade. Margarita’s mother became a household name for her role as Gianna Donatti in the telenovela Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse in 1971. She also appeared in television series La Recogida and soap opera, Alcanzar una estrella in 1990.
Sylvia’s mother and Viridiana’s maternal grandmother Silvia Pinal is also an actress and former politician, who was once very popular in Latin American countries and Spain. Silvia is recognized internationally for her film trilogy Viridiana (1961), El ángel exterminador (1962) and Simón del desierto (1965) director by Luis Buñuel.
Viridiana’s Family Background
Viridiana’s mother was born Silvia Elizabeth Banquells on 13 October 1950 in Mexico City, Mexico to Rafael Banquells, a Cuban-born actor and director, and Silvia Pinal, an actress. Viridiana was named after his aunt actress Viridiana Alatriste, who died in a tragic car accident at 19 before her birth. Unfortunately, Viridiana could live more than two years as she died due to drowning in the house’s pool in October 1987.
Viridiana’s half-sister Stephanie Salas is a famous television actress and singer in Mexico. Her aunt Rocío Banquells is also a well-known pop singer and actress.
Viridiana’s mother was married twice. She married her first husband Mike Salas at the age of 16 in 1966. Her second husband was Fernando Frade whom she married after 9 years of courtship.
Viridiana’s mother gained popularity for appearing in two soap operas in 1974, Ha LLegado una Intrusa (An Intruder has Arrived) and Mundo de Juguete (Toy World). In the 2000s, she made her appearance in some of the major soap operates including the 2000’s Mi Destino Eres Tu (You Are My Destiny), El Manantial (The Cascade), en el Tiempo (Time Adventures), and Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real.
Viridiana’s aunt Viridiana Alatriste was also a Mexican actress. Despite having a short career, she left a long-lasting impression with his acting instincts in lm La Seduccion (1980) and soap operas You will honor yours (1979) and Tomorrow is Spring (1982). For lm La Seduccion she was nominated for an Ariel Award. Moreover, she also appeared in theatre Annie is a shotand Tartuffe or the Impostor.
Sylvia’s mother actress Silvia Pinal, her younger sister singer Alejandra Guzmán, and half-sister actress Viridiana Alatriste have been inducted into the Paseo de las Luminarias in Mexico City for their extraordinary work in the entertainment industry.
Viridiana’s Family Net Worth
Had Viridiana survived the pool accident, the star kid must be having all goodies of life that her parents earned from their successive careers. Viridiana’s 91 years old maternal grandmother Silvia Pinal during her more than 60 years of an active acting career, has earned a net worth of about $1-$5 million, which is inherited by Viridiana’s mother Sylvia Pasquel and her siblings. Although the family has not revealed their actual real estate and other properties, Sylvia has her ex-husband Fernando Frade certainly built a decent wealth from their respective careers, before they divorced.