Marimar (Mexican telenovela)
|Created by||Inés Rodena|
by Inés Rodena
|Directed by||Beatriz Sheridan|
|Theme music composer||Paco Navarrete|
|Opening theme||"Marimar" by Thalía|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||74|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original release||January 31, 1994 – August 25, 1995|
|Followed by||Imperio de cristal|
Marimar was a Mexican telenovela created by Inés Rodena and produced by Valentín Pimstein and Verónica Pimstein for Televisa in 1994. The story was based on the radionovela La indomable and at the same time is an adaptation of La indomable produced by Radio Caracas Televisión in 1974.
Thalía and Eduardo Capetillo star as the main protagonists, while Chantal Andere star as the main antagonist. MariMar is considered to be the iconic highlight of Thalia's career, launching her image as a superstar both in Latin America and in many other countries.
Marimar is a poor young innocent girl who lives with her grandparents in a hut on the beach by the ocean. She falls in love with Sergio, the son of wealthy farmer Renato Santibáñez. Sergio agrees to marry Marimar despite the disapproval of his father and stepmother, Angélica, but along the way he falls deeply in love with her.
Angélica despises Marimar because of her innocence and her lack of knowledge of the world of high society. Angélica constantly embarrasses Marimar, often diminishing her worth as an individual. Sergio becomes angry and decides to go away and earn money so he can take Marimar away from her father's house, and safe from Angélica's wrath. Angélica tells the police that Marimar stole a bracelet from her, and Marimar is sent to prison. Then Angélica sends one of her servants, Nicandro, to set fire on the humble hut belonging to Marimar's grandparents, which results in their deaths. Angélica forges Sergio's handwriting and writes a fake letter to Marimar stating that he wants nothing more to do with her and that he never loved her. All this, along with the impact of her grandparents’ deaths, changes Marimar and sets her on the road to revenge.
After leaving prison, Marimar then moves from her hometown to Mexico City with Padre Porres and works to get back on track. While on the road, she meets her biological father, Gustavo Aldama, without either him or her knowing of their relationship. He teaches her how to read, write, to speak eloquently, and to dress elegantly. She finds out she is pregnant, later gives birth to a daughter, Cruz.
After the new, improved Marimar is ready to face society, Gustavo decides to take her to the opera, where she bumps into Sergio, and Marimar's plan for revenge begins. Fueled by anger, Marimar (assuming the identity of "Bella Aldama" and denying to Sergio and other people that she is Marimar) seduces Sergio constantly and then rejects his advances to hurt him, and at the same time strips Renato and Angélica of their wealth. Marimar buys out the Santibáñez house and embarrasses Angélica the way she had embarrassed Marimar before. As Sergio divorces Marimar and gets ready to marry his childhood friend Inocencia, Marimar plans on breaking them up. Secretly, Sergio is still in love with Marimar.
Angélica then gets into a car accident and suffers severe burns. While on her deathbed, as her last wish, she wants Marimar burned alive in her house. Innocencia finds out that Sergio has been visiting Marimar and even tried to go to Marimar's house. The pregnant Innocencia falls and taken to the hospital, where she has her baby and is subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Marimar decides to forget about Sergio by falling in love with another man who is an engineer. Innocencia then has brain surgery and, ashamed of all she has done, allows Marimar to eventually marry Sergio. They finally marry and live happily ever after.
- Thalía as Marimar Pérez de Santibáñez / Bella Aldama
- Eduardo Capetillo as Sergio Santibáñez
- Chantal Andere as Angélica de Santibañez
- Miguel Palmer as Gustavo Aldama
- Alfonso Iturralde as Renato Santibañez
- René Muñoz as Padre Porres
- Marta Zamora as Perfecta
- Ada Carrasco as Mamá Cruz
- Pituka de Foronda as Tía Esperanza
- Luis Gatica as Chuy
- Kenia Gascón as Antonieta López
- Daniel Gauvry as Arturo
- Toño Infante as Nicandro Mejía
- Julia Marichal as Corazón
- Frances Ondiviela as Brenda
- Marisol Santacruz as Mónica
- Tito Guízar as Papá Pancho
- Guillermo García Cantú as Bernardo Duarte
- Ana Luisa Peluffo as Selva
- Agustín Manzo as Himself
- Manuel Negrete as Himself
- Julio Canessa as Himself
- Martha Ofelia Galindo as Josefina
- Rafael del Villar as Esteban
- Nicky Mondellini as Gema
- Fernando M. Gutierrez as Chico
- Rosángela Balbó as Eugenia
- Ricardo Blume as Fernando Montenegro
- Juan Carlos Serrán as Ulises
- Amairani as Natalia Montenegro
- Marcelo Buquet as Rodolfo San Genís
- Serrana as Alina
- Indra Zuno as Inocencia del Castillo y Corcuera
- Hortensia Clavijo as La Kukaracha
- Patricia Navidad as Isabel
- Fernando Colunga as Engr. Adrian Rosales
Thalia & Eduardo Capetillo were both members of the group Timbiriche.
- Gallego de Lerma Rojo. "Capitulos de Marimar - Telenovela Televisa (1994)". BuscaTV (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 August 2015.
- "Fotos: Thalía vuelve a convertirse en 'Marimar'". Publimetro (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 August 2015.