Vanessa (telenovela)


Rogelio Guerra and Lucía Méndez in the soap opera
Genre Telenovela
Created by Antonio Texeira Filho
Written by Luis Reyes de la Maza
Directed by Raul Araiza Jr.
Herval Rossano
Manolo García
Starring Lucía Méndez
Héctor Bonilla
Rogelio Guerra
Angélica Aragón
Nuria Bages
Antonio Brillas
Opening theme Vanessa by Bebu Silvetti
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 172
Executive producer(s) Valentín Pimstein
Cinematography Manuel Ruiz Esparza
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Original release February 11 (1982-02-11) – October 1, 1982 (1982-10-01)
Preceded by Mañana es primavera
Followed by Extraños caminos del amor
Related shows Idolo de pano (1975)
Sonho meu (1993)

Vanessa is a Mexican telenovela produced by Valentín Pimstein for Televisa in 1982. Is a remake of the successful Brazilian telenovela Idolo de Pano.[1]

It starred by Lucía Méndez, Héctor Bonilla, Rogelio Guerra, Angélica Aragón and Nuria Bages.


Vanessa is a young girl who lives with her father José de Jesús and his brother Juan, both working as railway and have a small house near the tracks; Vanessa in order to help them get work in the textile factory of Cecile Saint Michel a powerful and successful woman who lives in a huge mansion with his grandsons Pierre and Luciano.


  • Lucía Méndez as Vanessa
  • Héctor Bonilla as Luciano
  • Rogelio Guerra as Pierre
  • Angélica Aragón as Luisa
  • Nuria Bages as Jane
  • Antonio Brillas as José de Jesus
  • Aurora Clavell as Rosa
  • Isabela Corona as Dona Cecile de St. Michel
  • Carlos Cámara as Dr. Servin
  • Alma Delfina as Lolita
  • Pedro Juan Figueroa as Wagner
  • Virginia Gutiérrez as Magda
  • Fernando Larranga as Dr.Fuentes
  • Antonio Medellín as Guillermo
  • Flor Procuna as Martha
  • Adriana Roel as Amelia
  • Abraham Stavans as Nicolás
  • Sylvia Suárez as Armida
  • Alejandro Camacho as Juan
  • Rosalía Valdéz as Irma
  • Maricarmen Martínez as Cristina
  • Ana Silvia Garza as Elsa
  • Patricia Ancira as Ana
  • Roxana Saucedo as Flavia
  • Mirrah Saavedra as Rita
  • Mariana Gaja as Vanessa's daughter
  • Miguel Cane as Pierre (age 7)
  • Christopher Lago as Luciano (age 7)
  • Emilio Gaete as Mauricio Subercaseaux


Year Award Category Nominee Result
1983 1st TVyNovelas Awards Best Actor Héctor Bonilla Nominated
Best Antagonist Actress Ana Silvia Garza
Best Antagonist Actor Rogelio Guerra


  1. "Vanessa, Novelas de Televisa 1982" (in Spanish). Alma Latina. Retrieved January 15, 2015.

Vanessa at the Internet Movie Database

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