• 25 June 1917
  •  Havana, Cuba

Rafael Banquells


Born in Cuba because his parents were on tour, fought against Franco in Spanish civil war, escaped to France when France was captured, escaped to Mexico where he became an actor. When MGM studios became interested in him he came to Los Angeles where he became married to Blanca de Castejon. They came back to Mexico where he divorced Blanca. Few years after he met Silvia Pinal they got married. They had daughter Silvia Pasquel and the divorced. Then he met Dina de Marco and they had 6 sons: Rocío Banquells, Mary Paz Banquells, Rafael Banquells hijo, Ariadne Banquells and Jose Manuel Banquells. Rocio Banquells is now a singer/actress. Rafael Banquells died after his first born male grandson, Rodrigo Berlanga, son of Rocio was born. He died of a heart attack on October 27 1990.


Movie Name Release Date
Αυτός – El (1953) June 2, 1954