On February 26th, Bravo launched a new show called Mexican Dynasties.

The series gives USA viewers a taste of Mexico City, following three different wealthy families as they explore Mexican culture, fashion, and history.

Here’s everything you need to know about Raquel Bessudo, the great-grandmother and matriarch of the Bessudo family.


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What is Raquel Bessudo’s Instagram?

She may be a great-grandmother, but Raquel is on Insta!

This grandma has even more followers than you – 11,000 – and isn’t afraid to thrust herself into the spotlight.

Between throwbacks from when she was younger to photos with American celebrities like Paris Hilton, you’ll want to follow her at @raqbess.

Screen Shot: Raquel Bessudo's Instagram

Screen Shot: Raquel Bessudo’s Instagram

Who Was Her Husband?

When she was 17 years old, Raquel married the love of her life, Leon Bessudo.

They were married for 58 years.

Sadly, Leon passed in 2018 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease and diabetes.

How Many Kids Does Raquel Bessudo Have?

She has three kids. However, one passed away at a young age.

Unfortunately, Raquel has gone through a tremendous amount of pain in her life. Her last born is Isaac Bessudo. He died in a tragic accident when he was only 13 years old.

Doris Bessudo is Raquel’s first born child. She is married and has two children. Doris is Raquel’s manager, and she lives in Beverly Hills, CA.

Her second born is Patricia Bessudo. She is also married and has three children.

She is a Household Name in Mexico

Raquel is a fashion critic where she is on a show called Cuidate De La Camara.

Her daughter describes her as the Joan Rivers of Mexico.

She had her own show called Sí con Raquel Bessudo. She was also a judge on the show Bailando por un Sueño – think Dancing with the Stars.

How Old is Raquel Bessudo?

She was born on April 28, 1946.

She looks fabulous at 72 years old.



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