El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar
|El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar|
|Directed by||Carlos Téllez|
Rosa Maria Bianchi
|Opening theme||Un Alma en Pena by Lucía Méndez|
|Ending theme||Morir Un Poco by Lucía Méndez|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|Executive producer(s)||Carlos Téllez|
Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
|Cinematography||Gabriel Vázquez Bulmán|
|Running time||21-22 minutes|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original release||April 11, 1988 – January 13, 1989|
|Preceded by||Rosa Salvaje|
|Followed by||La casa al final de la calle|
El extraño retorno de Diana Salazar (English title: The Strange Return of Diana Salazar) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carlos Téllez for Televisa in 1988. It is an unusual example of a telenovela which addresses supernatural topics. The telenovela was two stories one located in Zacatecas, New Spain on 1627 and another in Mexico City on 1988 in which a woman accused of witch who was burned by the Holy Inquisition, reincarnated in a young girl who seeks to find the reason for his constant nightmares where she died burned.
In Mexico during the 17th century, the beautiful and aristocratic Leonor de Santiago is engaged to Don Eduardo de Carbajal. Lucrecia Treviño, who also loves Eduardo, is desperate to prevent the announcement of their engagement. When an Inquisition representative arrives to Mexico, Lucrecia accuses Leonor of witchcraft, in a ploy to foil the marriage. Leonor, stung by the accusation, causes a chandelier to fall down and injure others, under the watch of the Inquisitor. Both Eduardo and Leonor are taken by the Inquisition guards, and die in a bonfire swearing eternal love to one another.
360 years later, Diana Salazar is a typical young woman with recurrent dreams about certain time and place that she finds familiar but she can't explain why. She dreams of herself being Leonor de Santiago and she feels a strong love towards a man she doesn't even know; she has only seen him in her dreams, and his name is Eduardo de Carbajal. One particular day, she meets Mario Villarreal, she recognizes him as the man of her dreams, Eduardo de Carbajal, and automatically falls in love with him. Diana keeps having those dreams about the past so she turns for help to Irene del Conde, a psychiatrist with an interest in parapsychology.
Under hypnosis, Diana begins to remember past facts that make her realize that she is the reincarnation of Leonor. She also discovers that Mario was Eduardo de Carbajal, and eventually, she also finds out that Irene del Conde was Lucrecia Trevino, who is determined to win Mario's love after learning that she couldn't have it in her past life because he was in love with Leonor.
- Lucía Méndez as Diana Salazar/Doña Leonor de Santiago
- Jorge Martinez as Mario Villareal/Don Eduardo Carbajal
- Rafael Baledon as Ing. Ernesto Santelmo
- Rosa Maria Bianchi as Malena Salazar Obregon
- Alejandro Camacho as Dr. Omar Santelmo
- Carlos Camara as Luther Henrich/Franz Webber
- Ricardo Lizama as Ignacio Galván
- Carlos Magana as Tte. Juan Manuel Amezcua
- Rebeca Manriquez as Marisela Castro
- Alma Muriel as Dr. Irene Del Conde/Doña Lucrecia Treviño
- Chela Najera as Fidelia "Nela" Velasco
- Alejandra Peniche as Monica Auseta
- Patricia Reyes Spíndola as Jordana Hernández
- Adriana Roel as Delfina García Vda. de Salazar
- Fernando Saenz as Rodrigo Enríquez
- Mario Sauret as Rodrigo Cervantes de Benavente
- Alejandro Tommasi as Adrián Alfaro
- Rafael Velasquez as Enrique Falcon
- Paola Ochoa
- Carlos Gajardo
|1989||7th TVyNovelas Awards||Best Telenovela of the Year||Carlos Téllez||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Lucía Méndez|
|Best Actor||Jorge Martínez|
|Best Antagonist Actress||Alma Muriel|
|Best Experienced Actress||Adriana Roel|
- "Univision Online synopsis of El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar" (in Spanish). univision.com. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
- "El extraño retorno de Diana Salazar" (in Spanish). alma-latina.net. Retrieved February 4, 2016.