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.
(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.