Chispita (telenovela)


Lucero as Chispita with Angélica Aragón
Genre Telenovela
Created by Abel Santa Cruz
Written by Vivian Pestalozzi
Lucía Camen
Directed by Pedro Damián
Héctor Ortega
Starring Lucero
Enrique Lizalde
Angélica Aragón
Gastón Tuset
Alma Delfina
Hilda Aguirre
Theme music composer Memo Méndez Guiu
Alvaro Dávila
Opening theme Chispita by Timbiriche
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 200
Executive producer(s) Valentín Pimstein
Cinematography Manuel Ruiz Esparza
Running time 21-22 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Original release November 11, 1982 – August 19, 1983
Preceded by Déjame vivir
Followed by Un solo corazón
Related shows Andrea Celeste (1979)
Luz Clarita (1996)

Chispita (English title: Little Spark) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Valentín Pimstein for Televisa in 1982.[1] It's an original story by Abel Santa Cruz, the telenovela is a remake of the 1979 Argentinean telenovela Andrea Celeste.

Lucero starred as child protagonist, Angélica Aragón and Enrique Lizalde starred as adult protagonists, Usi Velasco starred as co-protagonist, Alma Delfina and Leonardo Daniel starred as young co-protagonists, while Renata Flores starred as main antagonist.


María Luisa and her husband had terrible car accident, her husband dies and she lost her memory completely and she is not able to remember anything at all. After this incident, María Luisa didn't remember she had a daughter, Isabel, who became an orphan and is taken to the orphanage of the Father Eugenio where she starts to live and grow. When Isabel is 10 years old, she was adopted by Don Alejandro, a respectable man, widower and with 2 children, Juan Carlos y Lilí.

When Isabel is taken home, she meets Gloria, the maid, who become her friend just like Juan Carlos, but it doesn't happen the same with Lilí and the Miss Irene, Lili's tutor, they make the life impossible to Isabel. Like a miracle Bertha appears, María Luisa's sister, and she contacts Isabel and convince her to look for her mother due to her strange disappearance. Meanwhile, María Luisa decides to name herself as Lucía due to her lack of memory and she get a job in the orphanage of Father Eugenio. When Isabel meets Lucía, they befriend each other, without knowing the familiar ties.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
19831st TVyNovelas Awards[2]Best Child Performance LuceroWon
Azteca de Oro AwardsBest Breakthrough Performance

Reception and music

Due to its international success, it was decided to make a special album by Timbiriche that included the main theme. However, Lucerito did not sing the theme, but in a special performance by Timbiriche and Lucerito, they sing it together. The soundtrack was recorded in Spanish and Portuguese languages. In Brazil, this telenovela has been broadcast 8 times and Chispita dolls has been sold.

Chispita's opening credits is almost a copy of another opening credits: Pai Herói (Lit. Father Hero) also had its episodes beginning with a jigsaw puzzle being assembled, of which the pictures was a child in a garden, beyond others resemblances. Pai Herói is a Brazilian telenovela produced in 1979 by Rede Globo, and written by Janete Clair. It was a great success in Brazil. Brazilian watchers noted that fact in 1984, when SBT had exhibited Chispita in the country.

The jigsaw intro has the curious point that it was never completed specially in a specific part of the board, but in the progress of the story, new pieces were added and in the last episodes a shaded form appears as a woman walking with Chispita. After the revelation of Chispita's mother identity the shade changed to a full color image of Chispita's mother.


  1. "Chispita en" (in Spanish). Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  2. "Database of" (in Spanish). Retrieved January 1, 2016.

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