Telenovela Trivia from Amor Sin Maquillaje

Amor Sin Maquillaje was released by Televisa to celebrate the 50th anniversary of telenovelas. It tells the story of a makeup artist who wants to write telenovelas for Televisa, against the backdrop of the 50th anniversary celebration. It includes cameos from telenovela actors and clips from the classics. Here’s a list of novelas and trivia mentioned during the show:

  • Senda Prohibida (1957)
    • Written by Fernanda Villeli
    • The cast included Silvia Derbez, Dalia Iñiguez, Francisco Jambrina, Héctor Gómez,and Julio Alemán.
    • A woman falls in love with a married man.
  • Gutierritos (1958)
    • Starred María Teresa Rivas and Rafael Banquells.
    • Banquells wasn’t the first choice for a lead, but Enrique Rambal couldn’t do the show and Tony Carbajal backed out the day before filming started.
    • A man gets humiliated by his ambitious wife.
  • La Leona (1961)
    • Starred Amparo Ribelles, María Antonieta de las Nieves, and Prudencia Griffel.
    • A girl’s mother lives a double life to support her family.
  • Agonía de amor (1963)
    • Starred Jacqueline Andere and José Galvez.
    • Jacqueline Andere had her first screen kiss on this show.
  • San Martin de Porres (1964)
    • Starred René Muñoz
  • La Mentira (1965)
    • Based on a story by Caridad Bravo Adams
    • Starred Enrique Lizalde and Julissa.
  • Amor y Orgullo (1966)
    • Starred María Elena Marqués and Ignacio López Tarso
    • A couple marry, but don’t consummate the marriage.
    • This was the first telenovela López Tarso and Marqués did together.
  • El Derecho de Nacer (1966)
  • La tormenta (1967)
  • Estafa de Amor (1968)
    • Starred Lorena Velázquez
  • Los Caudillos (1968)
    • The cast included Carlos Bracho.
  • Yesenia (1970)
    • Starred Fanny Cano and Magda Guzman
  • La Constitución (1970)
    • Starred María Félix
    • This was the only telenovela María Félix appeared in
  • Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse (1971)
    • Starred Angélica María
    • Angélica María also recorded the theme song A dónde va nuestro amor.
  • Ana del Aire (1974)
    • Starred Angélica María and Fernando Allende
    • The main character was single woman supporting herself.
    • Angélica María married Raul Vale in Las Vegas during filming. It’s supposed to be the first non-telenovela wedding that was filmed and shown later.
  • Ven Conmigo (1975)
    • This was the first telenovela didáctica (educational) aimed at reducing illiteracy.
    • Starred Alma Muriel.
  • Mundos Opuestos (1976)
    • Starred and produced by Ernesto Alonso.
    • Ernesto Alonso was known as “Señor Telenovela.” He was involved in over 150 shows and is considered a pioneer in the history of television.
  • Rina (1977)
    • Starred  Ofelia Medina and Enrique Álvarez Félix.
    • This was the first telenovela with a “non-beautiful” protagonista–Rina had a hunchback
  • Viviana (1978)
    • Starred Lucía Méndez and Héctor Bonilla.
  • Colorina (1980)
    • Starred Lucía Mendez.
    • The protagonista was a sex worker.
    • Produced by Valentín Pimstein, based on an original story by Arturo Moya Grau.
  • El Hogar Que Yo Robé (1981)
    • Starred Angélica María as both protagonist and antagonist.
    • A rich woman, bored with her life, sees a woman who looks exactly like her and proposes they swap places.
    • La Usurpadora and La Intrusa are both based on the same story.
  • El Derecho de Nacer (1981)
    • Starred Verónica Castro.
  • Gabriel y Gabriela (1982)
    • A young rebellious woman wants to be a ship captain.
    • Starred Ana Martin, Jorge Rivero and Juan Ferrara.
    • No one knew how it ended. At the boda, Gabriela took someone’s hand and the audience never knew who she married.
  • Bodas de Odio (1983)
  • Vivir un poco (1985)
    • Starred Angélica Aragón and Rogelio Guerra.
    • The cast also included Patricia Pereyra, Arturo Peniche, and Alberto Mayagoitia.
    • Remade in 1996 as Para Toda La Vida, starring Ofelia Medina.
    • Remade in 2005 as La Madrasta, staring Victoria Ruffo.
  • El Pecado de Oyuki (1988)
    • Starred Ana Martin.
    • Ana Martin decided this would be her last “young woman” role (she was 38).
  • Cuna de lobos (1986)
    • Starred María Rubio as Catalina Creel.
  • Quinceañera (1987)
    • Starred Adela Noriega and Fernando Cianguerotti.
  • Amor En Silencio (1988)
  • Balada por un amor (1989)
    • Starred Daniela Romo as a cellist.
    • Daniela Romo sang the theme song, Balada por un amor, and a secondary theme Quiero Amanecer Contigo.
  • Simplemente Maria (1989)
    • Starred Victoria Ruffo.
    • A story of personal development.
  • Alcanzar Una Estrella (1990)
  • Cadenas de Amargura (1991)
  • El Privilegio De Amar (1998)
    • Cynthia Klitbo’s character shaved her head near the end of the show and the guys on the production crew supported her by shaving their heads in solidarity.
  • Amor real (2003)
    • Produced by Carla Estrada.
  • Alborada (2005)
    • Produced by Carla Estrada.
  • Lola, Érase Una Vez (2007)
    • Starred Eiza Gonzaléz as Lola.

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