Teresa (1989 telenovela)

Genre Telenovela
Created by Mimí Bechelani
Written by Silvia Castillejos
Francisco Sánchez
Jorge Sánchez Fogarty
Lucy Orozco
Directed by Antonio Serrano
Starring Salma Hayek
Rafael Rojas
Daniel Giménez Cacho
Miguel Pizarro
Patricia Pereyra
Patricia Reyes Spíndola
Claudio Brook
Opening theme Teresa by Guillermo Méndez Guiú
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 125
Executive producer(s) Lucy Orozco
Producer(s) Bosco Arochi
Location(s) Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Cinematography Gabriel Vázquez Bulmán
Fernando Durán
Running time 41-44 minutes (episodes 1-35)
21-22 minutes (episodes 36-125)
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Original release August 7, 1989 – January 26, 1990
Preceded by Luz y sombra (19:00)
Morir para vivir (21:00)
Followed by Morir para vivir (19:00)
Yo compro esa mujer (21:00)
Related shows Teresa (2010)

Teresa (Spanish pronunciation: [teɾeˈsa]) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Lucy Orozco for Televisa in 1989.[1]

Salma Hayek starred in her first and only protagonist role in telenovelas, together with Rafael Rojas, Daniel Giménez Cacho and Miguel Pizarro.


Teresa is a beautiful and intelligent young woman desperately seeking to get out of the grinding poverty of the neighborhood where she lives. Resentful of the miserable life that took her sister, she plans to use her beauty and intelligence to enter the world of luxury to which she wants to belong to.

To this end, she enters her classmate and friend Aurora's group of friends. There she meets Aurora's cousin Raul, a young but neurotic millionaire with suicidal tendencies. Telling Raul that she is rich, coupled with her beauty, Raul becomes smitten with her. Even though he and Aurora discover that Teresa lied about her wealth, Raul is obsessed with her and forgives her.

Fearing that their opposition to the relationship will end with Raul's suicide, Aurora's parents accept the romance of Teresa and Raul. However, Teresa discovers that her deceit and ambition leads to unhappiness and loneliness.


  • Salma Hayek as Teresa Chavero Martínez
  • Rafael Rojas as Mario Castro Guzman
  • Daniel Giménez Cacho as Héctor de la Barrera
  • Miguel Pizarro as Raúl Solórzano
  • Patricia Pereyra as Aurora Molina
  • Patricia Reyes Spíndola as Josefina Martínez de Chavero
  • Claudio Brook as Don Fabián
  • Mercedes Pascual as Enriqueta Martínez
  • Alejandro Rábago as Armando Martínez
  • Irma Dorantes as Juana
  • Laura Almela as Luisa de la Barrera
  • Rosa María Bianchi as Rosa Molina
  • Héctor Gómez as Manuel Molina
  • Nadia Haro Oliva as Eulalia Garay
  • Omar Rodríguez as José Antonio Garay
  • Marta Aura as Balbina
  • Alfredo Sevilla as Ramón Castro
  • Leonor Llausás as Gudelia
  • Patricia Bernal as Esperanza
  • David Ostrosky as Wilebaldo "Willy"
  • Juan Carlos Bonet as José María
  • Margarita Isabel as Marcela
  • Araceli Aguilar as La Morena
  • Jorge del Campo as Dr. Domingo Sánchez
  • Antonio Escobar as Delfino
  • Dora Cordero as Ceferina
  • Jair De Rubín as Chamuco
  • Germán Novoa as Monje
  • Oscar Vallejo as Peluche
  • Astrid Hadad as Margarita
  • Amparo Garrido as Mariana
  • Mario Iván Martínez as Sigfrido
  • Rosa Elena Díaz as Lucha


Year Award Category Nominee Result
1989Premios El Heraldo de México Best Revelation Salma Hayek Won
1990 8th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Lucy Orozco
Best Experienced Actress Patricia Reyes Spíndola
Best Young Lead Actress Patricia PereyraNominated
Best Young Lead ActorMiguel Pizarro
Best Child Performance Oscar Vallejo
Best Female Revelation Salma Hayek Won
Best Male Revelation Rafael Rojas Nominated


  1. "Teresa" (in Spanish). alma-latina.net. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
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