- Who are the infamous Televisa Catalog actresses?
- Kate del Castillo says she was pressured.
- What is known about the scandal.
For many years, there have been rumors about the Televisa Catalog actresses and actors.
It is claimed that the services of these famous actresses were offered to clients of the renowned television network, which is one of the most important in Latin America and perhaps the world.
In 2019, actress Kate del Castillo made a revelation that no one expected in her documentary Cuando Conocí al Chapo.
The star of soap operas like Muchachitas revealed that she, along with other stars, were invited to attend certain types of events.
Some actresses were pressured by the network
On that occasion, Kate commented that some actresses, as well as models and singers, were pressured to attend certain events.
Supposedly, the girls were expected to ‘entertain’ some of the gentlemen to get them to invest in advertising on Televisa.
At that time, Eric del Castillo’s daughter was in a relationship with actor Ari Telch, and she thought he also had to attend.
She said that when she received the invitation, she noticed that it felt more like a demand than a request and she turned it down because it seemed shady.
Confirmation the Televisa Catalog existed
According to infobae, Alejandra Ávalos confirmed the existence of the Televisa Catalog.
In an interview, she said that she was invited to be part of a select group of VIP actresses in the eighties.
Furthermore, she revealed that a talent agent asked her if she wanted to be part of this ‘service.’ She declined.
The singer also said that they offered her more than $50,000 per night just to an «spend time» with an executive or client of the company.
Televisa Catalog actresses were expected to do ‘favors’
Mario Lafontaine, who worked for nearly 30 years as an art director at Televisa, made similar allegations.
In the book Yo Soy la Dueña, by Sanjuana Martínez, he commented that some women were expected to provide these favors.
However, he said that this also helped the Televisa actresses, and even actors, get better job opportunities.
What did he mean by this? Often it meant a starring role in a soap opera.
You won’t believe some of the names!
Supposedly, there are surprising names among the Televisa Catalog actresses.
Adela Noriega, who rose to fame on Quinceañera, Gloria Trevi, Dulce María, Érika Buenfil and Lucero are allegedly on the list.
Also, Biby Gaytán, Rebecca Jones, Maite Perroni, Lucía Méndez, Yuri, Thalía, Maribel Guardia, Anahí and Salma Hayek are named.
Marisol Santacruz also confirmed the existence of this supposed catalog, but said, luckily, she was not invited.
There were also actors in the catalog
It’s been reported that the Televisa Catalog didn’t just contain actresses. There were also actors of all ages.
Eduardo Palomo, who died due to a massive heart attack on November 6, 2003, and Guillermo Capetillo are also named.
Finally, and more recently, Argentinian actor and model Sebastián Rulli as well as Fernando Colunga are rumored to be involved.