Hilda Suarez Talercio
is a fictional character in the American dramedy series Ugly Betty
. She is portrayed by Ana Ortiz
. Hilda's character is the American adaptation's equivalent to Julia Solano Galindo de Pinzón
, Beatriz Pinzón Solano's mother, and is loosely based on creator Silvio Horta
's older sister.
is Betty's vivacious and somewhat vain older sister. She became pregnant when she was about 17 years old, and gave birth to her son Justin, who she raised at home with her father and Betty, since Justin's father, Santos, was largely absent from his life.
Despite their clash of wills at times, Hilda is very protective of Betty and the rest of her family. With a fiery temper, she vents her rage at anyone who threatens her family, most notably next door neighbor Gina Gambarro. She also sometimes feels she's being left out of her family, because Justin looks up to Betty as more of a mother figure than Hilda while Ignacio tends to be more protective of Betty. This often leads Hilda to be jealous of her sister, though their relationship remains close.
Although Hilda respects Betty's job choice, she often thinks her sister is being taken advantage of at her job at MODE
and feels it provides her with an unstable lifestyle. Nonetheless, Hilda has several times taken advantage of her connections and borrowed clothing... Read More