La Paloma (telenovela)

La Paloma
Genre Telenovela
Created by Ximena Suárez
José Rendón
Written by Ximena Suárez
Alfonso Espinosa
Martha Carrillo
Directed by Luis Vélez
Starring Gerardo Hemmer
Maite Embil
Manuel Ojeda
Arsenio Campos
Yolanda Ventura
Arath de la Torre
Joaquín Cordero
Theme music composer Jorge Avendaño
Gaetano Donizetti
Opening theme Canción sin palabras
Te ofrezco by Maite Embil
Ending theme Don Pasquale
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 50
Executive producer(s) José Rendón
Producer(s) Roberto Hernández Vázquez
Location(s) Filming
Televisa San Ángel
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Cinematography Manuel Ruiz Esparza
Running time 41-44 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release Invalid date range
Followed by Retrato de familia

La Paloma (English title: The Dove) is a Mexican telenovela produced by José Rendón for Televisa in 1995.[1] Gerardo Hemmer and Maite Embil starred as protagonists. The telenovela ends unfinished by the death of his protagonist Gerardo Hemmer. It is the only telenovela that has suddenly gone off the air, leaving unfinished in 50 episodes.


Ramiro López Yergo owns a funeral home, and controls with an iron fist to his wife Teresa and three children. Although it appears to be of high moral character Ramiro has a lover, Lilia, and it is a corrupt and greedy man.


  • Gerardo Hemmer as Rafael Estrada Fuentes
  • Maite Embil as Emilia López-Yergo Montenegro
  • Manuel Ojeda as Ramiro López-Yergo Aguilar
  • Arsenio Campos as Luis Alarcón
  • Yolanda Ventura as Lilia Rivero
  • Arath de la Torre as Paco Rivero
  • Joaquín Cordero as Gilberto Bernal
  • Delia Casanova as Elsa
  • Isaura Espinoza as Teresa Montenegro Tovar de López-Yergo
  • José María Yazpik as Ángel
  • Adriana Barraza as Mother Clara
  • Carolina Valsaña as Marcela
  • Martha Mariana Castro as Lorena
  • Marina Marín as Lucía
  • Antonio Miguel as Don Mario
  • Hernán Mendoza as Leonardo
  • Sergio Sánchez as Montaño
  • Lupita Lara as Toña
  • Óscar Flores as Neto
  • Samuel Loo as Enrique
  • Alejandra Morales as Alicia
  • Dalilah Polanco as Armida
  • Alisa Vélez as Pilar López Yergo
  • Fidel Garriga as Pedro
  • Lourdes Villarreal as Rosa
  • Abraham Ramos
  • Fernando Luján
  • Israel Jaitovich
  • Fabián Corres
  • Cuca Dublán
  • Raúl Askenazi
  • Gabriel Galván


Year Award Category Nominee Result
1996 14th TVyNovelas Awards Best Female Revelation Maite EmbilNominated
Launching Female


  1. "La Paloma" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
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