Pilar Aguirre is famous for her numerous theatre and opera performances: José Zorrilla’s “Don Juan Tenorio”; Pablo Cabrera’s “La Verdadera Historia de Pedro Navaja”; Giacomo Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”; Alejandro Casona’s “Los árboles mueren de pie” [The Trees Die Standing]. She also played extensively on television, radio and film and appeared in early national productions, including Fernando Méndez’s “Rapto al sol” ([Ecstasy in the Sun], 1956) and Antonio Orellana’s “La Llamada de la Muerte” ([The Call of Death], 1960), with Carlos López Moctezuma, then in the films “Manuel” (1985) and “Únanse tantos vigores disperses” (1986) by Rafael Vargas, finally in the short films “Cinema Alcázar” (1997), awarded at the Berlin Film Festival, and “Betún y sangre” ([Polish and Blood], 1990), by Florence Jaugey. Her numerous tours in Central America have contributed to her recognition, culminating in the tribute paid to her on the occasion of her 50 years on stage. She then played the main role in “Las cosas de papá y mama”, by Alfonso Paso, conducted by Jaime Alberdi, at the Teatro de Cámara de Managua (1982). P. Aguirre collaborated with most of the companies of the country and participated in the foundation of the Talía troupe in 1989. She received numerous awards: Junior de Plata for best actress (1961), Orden Rubén-Darío (1990), El Güegüense de Oro and the posthumous Premio Nacional de Humanidades prize for her contribution to Nicaraguan art and culture. The National Theatre School was named after her.