La esposa virgen

La esposa virgen
Genre Telenovela
Created by Liliana Abud
Based on Caridad Bravo Adams
Written by Liliana Abud
Jorge Lozano Soriano
Julian Aguilar
Dolores Ortega
Juan Carlos Tejeda
Directed by Miguel Córcega
Jorge Edgar Ramirez
Alberto Díaz
Starring Adela Noriega
Jorge Salinas
Natalia Esperón
Sergio Sendel
Arleth Terán
Opening theme Qué voy a hacer con mi amor by Alejandro Fernández
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 69
Executive producer(s) Salvador Mejía Alejandre
Location(s) Filming
Televisa San Ángel
Mexico City, Mexico
San Francisco de los Arenales, Mexico
Camera setup Multi-camera
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 July 18 – October 21, 2005
Preceded by La madrastra
Followed by Alborada
Related shows Tormenta de pasiones (1965)

La esposa virgen (English title: The virgin wife) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Salvador Mejía Alejandre for Televisa in 2005.[1]

On July 18, 2005, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting La esposa virgen weekdays at 9:00pm, replacing La madrastra. The last episode was broadcast on October 21, 2005 with Alborada replacing it on October 24.

Adela Noriega, Jorge Salinas and Sergio Sendel starred as protagonists, while Lilia Aragón, Arleth Terán and Roberto Ballesteros starred as antagonists. Ignacio López Tarso and Alma Muriel starred as special participations.


Shortly before his death, general Francisco Ortiz marries Virginia and appoints her as his sole heiress. When Virginia and her younger brother Diego arrive to the town of San Francisco de los Arenales to bury the general, accompanied with the nephew of captain Fernando Ortiz, who despises Virginia, believing that she is a gold-digger who married her uncle for his fortune.

The only person that receives Virginia politely in the town is the municipal President, Dr. José Guadalupe Cruz, a good and honest man whose wife, Blanca, suffers from a terminal disease.

Virginia is surprised to see the ranch of the general is abandoned, without knowing that this is work of the mother of Fernando, Aurelia, who has allied with the administrator, Cristóbal, to steal the fortune that Virginia has inherited.

Aurelia hates Virginia and will try with all means that Virginia leaves the ranch because she knows if she does so, she will lose her inheritance, but if she doesn't, Aurelia is ready to resort to violence. Her hatred is even greater when she realizes that Fernando is madly love with Virginia, although Virginia only sees him as a good friend.

When Virginia meets Blanca, a sincere friendship begins between them. José Guadalupe ignores that Blanca is aware of his infidelity with a selfish and ambitious woman named Olga.

Knowing that he has little time of life, Blanca fears for the happiness of her husband and her daughter Marisol if he were to marry Olga.

Unintentionally, a passionate love is born between Virginia and José Guadalupe. Both refuse to accept it and treat each other with hostility, because they know that giving themselves to that love would be betraying the trust of Blanca.

After a marriage which was never consummated, Virginia will now have to combat hatred and the ambition of Aurelia and Cristóbal, while trying uselessly to ignore the love that she feels for José Guadalupe.


  • Adela Noriega as Virginia Alfaro del Sur
  • Jorge Salinas as José Guadalupe Cruz Serrano - Killed by Cristobal
  • Sergio Sendel as Fernando Ortiz Betancourt
  • Lilia Aragón as Aurelia Betancourt Vda. de Ortiz - Main villain, ends up vagabond
  • Roberto Ballesteros as Cristóbal - Villain, killed by José Guadalupe
  • César Évora as Edmundo Rivadeneira "El Loco Serenata"
  • Arleth Terán as Olga Barquín - Villain, commits suicide by being defaced
  • Natalia Esperón as Blanca de la Fuente de Cruz - Dies of a disease
  • Otto Sirgo as Dr. Misael Mendoza*Delia Casanova as Clemencia
  • Luis Bayardo as Sergio Valdez
  • Lourdes Munguía as Aída Palacios
  • Carlos Cámara Jr. as Arturo Palacios - Villain, dies of a shot
  • Martha Ofelia Galindo as Mariana
  • Arlette Pacheco as Soledad Rivadeneira
  • Eugenio Cobo as Father Matías
  • Alejandro Ruiz as Loreto Arriaga
  • Oscar Traven as Rolando Palacios
  • Hilda Aguirre as Raquela Palacios
  • Juan Ignacio Aranda as Dante
  • Raúl Sebastián Villarreal as Diego Alfaro
  • Kendra Santacruz as Marisol Cruz de la Fuente - Dies after fall of the horse
  • Fátima Torre as Olivia Palacios
  • Odemaris Ruiz as Susana Palacios
  • Alberto Salaberry as Fabián
  • Daniel Gauvry as Paulino
  • Bárbara Gómez as Hechicera
  • Antonio Brenán as Gael
  • Jorge Brenán as Gabriel
  • Rubén Morales as Efrén Barquín
  • José Antonio Ferral as Tomás
  • Benjamín Rivero as Efraín
  • Rocío Valenti as Margarita
  • Claudia Ortega as Adelina
  • Luis Uribe as Dr. Garza
  • Alfredo Alfonso as Acosta
  • Eduardo Noriega as Notario
  • Alejandra Barros as Cecilia

Special participation


Year Award Category Nominee Result
2006 24th TVyNovelas Awards[2] Best Telenovela of the Year Salvador Mejia Nominated
Best Actress Adela Noriega
Best Antagonist Actress Lilia Aragón
Best Leading Actress Delia Casanova Won
Best Leading Actor Luis Bayardo Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Natalia Esperón
Best Supporting Actor César Évora
Best Child Performance Raúl Sebastián Villarreal


  1. "La esposa virgen (Serie de TV)" (in Spanish). Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  2. Nominations for TVyNovelas Awards 2006 (
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