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Sylvia Pasquel’s Daughter Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells

(The tragic passing away of Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells estranged Sylvia Pasquel and her husband, Fernando Frade but reunite Sylvia with her mother, Silvia Pinal)

“Losing a daughter, regardless of age, is one of the worst imaginable pains.”

Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells, the daughter of Mexican actress Sylvia Pasquel and businessman, Fernando Frade, passed away at the tender age of two, drowning in the pool at home in 1987.

“The pain of losing a precious part of you never gets over and always be with you. But you learn to cope, but it is there at the end of the day,” says the mother, Sylvia Pasquel.

Tragic Accident: How Did Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells Die?

Tragic Accident How Did Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells Die

Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells died at the age of two in an accident: she drowned in the pool in the home in October 1987.

In 2014 an interview with Monica Garza, the actress recalled: Viridiana was playing in the garden with a duckling. She didn’t know how things were because she wasn’t present there. She pointed to Nanny, saying she was responsible for looking after the little girl. When Nany remembers, Viridiana is already lifeless in the pool. A careless moment took the life of the innocent.

Sylvia said,

The void that my daughter left me is so enormous that the only way I found to live with it was by fully entering the territory that makes me strong: my work.”

Was The Name Viridiana Curse?

Viridiana Frade inherited the name of her late aunt and had an untimely demise in an accident like her aunt.

Viridiana Alatriste, who died at 19 in a car accident, was Viridiana Frade’s Aunt. After this, Sylvia Pasquel paid tribute to her late sister, naming her daughter Viridiana.

Tragically both Viridianas died in an accident in October: Viridiana Alatriste in a car accident in 1982 and Viridiana Frade in a drowning accident in 1987.

Why Did Not Silvia Pinal Went To See Her Granddaughter?

Why Did Not Silvia Pinal Went To See Her Granddaughter

Viridiana’s father, Fernando Frade, is the only reason Silvia Pinal didn’t see her granddaughter.

Well, the mother, Silvia Pinal, and daughter Sylvia Pasquel fell for the same man, Fernando Frade, but at different times.

In 1983, Pinal began dating businessman Fernando Frade, with whom she stayed for two years, but they split with Pinal addiction to alcohol. Surely, a wrecked relationship hurts, but Pinal assured that what devasted her was knowing that her daughter Sylvia was romantically involved with Frade soon after their break up.

That’s not all Sylvia Pasquel and Fernando Frade tied the knot in 1985 and welcomed a child, Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells. Their wedding estranged the mother and daughter.

Silvia Pinal said Sylvia and Fernando’s relationship maddened her so much that she hated her daughter to death and stopped communication. In this regard, Sylvia spoke in some interviews that her mother “lowered” her boyfriend first since Pinal was involved with Frade when she lived in Spain. Sylvia said she found out about her mom dating Fernando when they were already in a relationship.

And it was Sylvia’s daughter, Viridiana’s death which reconciled the relationship between Silvia and Sylvia. However, the tragic accident estranged Sylvia and her husband Fernando, causing the divorce, but it was the major element for the mother and daughter to spark their relationship gain.

In 1989 Silvia and her daughter, Sylvia, left hatred behind and forgave each other. Their bonding is stronger than ever.

Rodolfo Soberanis

Who Is Sylvia Pasquel Married?


Sylvia Pasquel has been married thrice in her life.

Her first husband was Micky Salas (1966-67), with whom she has a daughter, Stephanie Salas, born in 1970.

After that, she married Fernando Frade, but their marital bliss fell apart following the death of their daughter, Viridiana.

Pasquel’s third husband was Rodolfo Soberanis.

Family Tree

Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells Family Tree

Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells is the second daughter of actress Sylvia Pasquel and her husband Fernando Frade.

She was the granddaughter of Mexico’s greatest actress, Silvia Pinal, and director/actor, Rafael Banquells. After the divorce from Banquells, her grandmother went on to marry Gustavo Alatriste, from which they had a daughter, Viridiana Alatriste.

After that, Silvia married Venenzula-born Mexican singer Enrique Guzmán and had two children: Alejandra Guzmán and Luis Enrique Guzmán.

Lasty, she ended up with Tulio Hernández Gómez. However, she divorced him after 13 years of marriage in 1995.

Celebrity Childs:


How old is Silvia Pasquel?

Born in 1949, Silvia Pasquel is 79 years old.

Who is Sylvia Pasquel’s mother?

Silvia Pinal, the last surviving of the Golden Age of Hollywood, is the mother of Sylvia Pasquel.

Who is Sylvia Pasquel’s father?

Rafael Banquells is the father of Mexican actress Sylvia Pasquel.

Who are Sylvia Pasquel’s daughters?

Stephanie Salas and the late Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells are the daughters of Sylvia Pasquel.


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