Silvana Arias

Recent Role:

Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions


4/7/1977, Lima, Peru

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  • Telemundo telenovela star Silvana plays Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald, the youngest child of Martin and Pilar. Paloma is fiery, stormy and emotional, even more of a spitfire than her older sister Theresa! The character of Paloma will be fully bilingual, just as Arias is, and the character will play out scenes in both English and Spanish. Arias’ hiring marks the first time that talent from a Telemundo telenovela will fill a contract role on an NBC daytime drama. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Arias followed in the footsteps of her father, classic theater actor Nelson Arias when she was a teenager by performing in Peru’s popular telenovela “Maria Emilia” as Susanita Pena. Her family moved to Miami, Florida from Peru when Arias was offered the role of Jimena Arismendi in the telenovela “Gata Salvaje.” Her career soared from there; she landed roles on the popular novelas “Pobre Diabla” and “Soledad” and the English language series “Karen Sisco” before landing the role of Coni on “Amor Descardero” for Telemundo. Arias is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English and has a love for all things fashion. She graduated from fashion design college in Peru and when she’s not acting can be found pouring through books on fashion history, design and costuming. She also enjoys American films and loves to go to the movies. Arias relocated to Los Angeles from Miami for her role on Passions. Her birthday is April 7.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Silvana Arias



    Birth Place:

    Lima, Peru

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • (About acting in American soap operas compared to telenovelas) Silvana: I like it because you don't know what will happen. Maybe I will turn out to be crazy or the bad one. You can be Paloma but play all different sides to her. That's how people are-you can know someone and not see them for a few years and then they may have totally changed.

    • (About how she got the role of Paloma) Silvana: I was on the Internet and I saw there was a casting call in Miami for Passions for guys. I told my boyfriend and a couple of friends about it. My boyfriend called his agent and she told me I could go to see if they had any parts for me. I told them I had been working for Telemundo and they said they'd been looking for Paloma. I wound up reading at the casting call and then the next week I flew to Los Angeles to test for the camera.

    • (About her first day on the set ofPassions) Silvana: I was nervous but also very excited. I felt a little strange because I was the new one and they are all like a family. But everyone was so nice.

    Trivia (4)

    • Silvana was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest award in 2005 for Favorite Newcomer.

    • Even though she portrays the youngest child in the Lopez-Fitzgerald family on Passions, Silvana is actually a year older than Lindsay Hartley; who portrays her older sister.

    • Silvana can fluently speak Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

    • Before getting the role of Paloma on Passions, Silvana starred in several telenovelas, such as Amor Descarado, Pobre Diabla and Soledad.