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7 protagonists of unforgettable soap operas

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  • Actresses in successful soap operas
  • Verónica Castro and “Rosa Salvaje”
  • Victoria Ruffo and “Simplemente María”

The secret for a soap opera to be a success is very simple: have a talented and beautiful actress as the protagonist.

Throughout the history of television in Mexico, all types of series have been broadcast, whether where drama predominates or where love triumphs.

Of course viewers have their favorite actresses, and as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re featuring several.

From Verónica Castro and Victoria Ruffo to Adela Noriega and Thalía, they have all left their mark on television.

‘La Vero’ triumphed with Rosa Salvaje

Verónica Castro, actress, Guillermo Capetillo, Wild Rose, MundoNOW
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After the success she had in Los Ricos También Lloran and El Derecho de Nacer, Verónica Castro triumphed in a big way with Rosa Salvaje.

It should be remembered that for several years the actress lived in Argentina, where she participated in four soap operas. In Italy, she was the protagonist of another story.

Accompanied by Guillermo Capetillo in ‘Rosa…’, ‘La Vero’ became one of the most beloved actresses in all of Mexico and several countries around the world.

Years later Valentina and Pueblo Chico Infierno Grande came, although not with the same success as Rosa Salvaje.

María… Simplemente, María

soap opera protagonists, Victoria Ruffo, Jaime Garza, Simply María, MundoNOW
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At the end of the 1980s, a soap opera was broadcast that captivated audiences of all ages: Simplemente María.

With Victoria Ruffo as the protagonist, accompanied by Jaime Garza, this soap opera tells the story of the young María López.

In search of a better future, the ‘Inocente provinciana’ leaves her town to try her luck in Mexico City.

It is considered one of the most successful Mexican soap operas of all time internationally. Victoria Ruffo plays an exceptional role.

Despierta la Mujer en mí Dormía

Adela Noriega, Quinceañera, Televisa, youth novel, MundoNOW
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Without a doubt, one of the actresses most loved by the public is Adela Noriega, who is mainly remembered for being the protagonist of Quinceañera.

In the same year that Rosa Salvaje came to light, this soap opera made history by having young actors in the starring roles.

In addition to Adela, Ernesto Laguardia, Rafael Rojas and Thalía participated in the Quinceañera, not counting Sebastián Ligarde and Nailea Norvind.

For Noriega, a long list of successes would follow with Dulce Reto, Guadalupe, María Bonita, María Isabel and El Privilegio de Amar, among others.

Spectacular performance by Lucero

soap opera protagonists, Lucero, Lazos de amor, María Paula, María Fernanda, MundoNOW
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Until the day the telenovela Lazos de amor premiered, it had not been seen that an actress played three different characters.

The Mexican actress and singer Lucero gave her all in this story by giving life to María Paula, María Guadalupe and María Fernanda.

But the performer of songs like Electricidad and Cuéntame was not alone, since she was accompanied by renowned actors.

Marga López, Silvia Derbez, Otto Sirgo and Guillermo Murray, not counting Juan Manuel Bernal and Luis José Santander, participated in this successful soap opera.

The birth of a star

Thalía, María la del Barrio, Marimar, María Mercedes, MundoNOW
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Although Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda began her career as a singer with Timbiriche, it was in soap operas where she became a queen.

Her Quinceañera debut demonstrated everything this youthful star could do, who would achieve consecration with an unexpected trilogy.

First, María Mercedes, which premiered in 1992, then Marimar and finally María la del Barrio.

Four years later, she would participate in what is her last soap opera to date, Rosalinda.

«Soy tu Dueña»

Angélica Rivera, The owner, former first lady, Enrique Peña Nieto, MundoNOW
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Perhaps few remember that the former first lady of Mexico, Angélica Rivera, starred in a very successful soap opera called La dueña.

Here, Enrique Peña Nieto’s ex-wife played Regina Villarreal, ‘a young woman to whom life smiles in every sense’.

It should be noted that this soap opera marked Florinda Meza’s debut as a producer. Francisco Gattorno, Cynthia Klitbo and Eduardo Santamarina also performed.

After La dueña, soap operas such as Huracán, Ángela, Sin Pecado concebido, Mariana de la noche and Destilando amor came to Angélica Rivera.

Aracely Arámbula in Las Vías del Amor

Aracely Arámbula, The ways of love, La chule, Luis Miguel, MundoNOW
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To finish with this count of protagonists of unforgettable soap operas we present Aracely Arámbula.

Owner of one of the most beautiful looks in the world of television’La chule’ starred in Las Vías del Amor in 2002.

In this story, Aracely plays Perla Gutiérrez, a young waitress, pretty, poor and clairvoyant.

The beautiful actress and singer became one of the public’s favorites. Meet more actresses on the portal Telemundo.

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