Amor en silencio (English title: Silent Love) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carla Estrada for Televisa in 1988.[1] Its first broadcast was in Mexico in 1988 and then made its debut in Latin America, Europe, Asia and, in a unique situation, it was broadcast in the United States by Telemundo during primetime. It can be said that this is the only Televisa telenovela that was never shown on Univision. Back then Telemundo got the rights to Amor en silencio and Pasión y poder, the latter one got picked up by Univision in 1993 as daytime programming.

Amor en silencio
Created byLiliana Abud
Eric Vonn
Written byLiliana Abud
Eric Vonn
Marcia del Río
Directed byMiguel Córcega
Mónica Miguel
StarringErika Buenfil
Arturo Peniche
Patricia Pereyra
Omar Fierro
Margarita Sanz
Joaquín Cordero
Elvira Monsell
Theme music composerMarco Antonio Solís
Opening themeAmor en silencio by Dulce
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes115
Executive producerCarla Estrada
CinematographyAlejandro Frutos
Carlos Manzano
Running time41-44 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseFebruary 29 (1988-02-29) –
August 5, 1988 (1988-08-05)
Háblame de amor (1999)
A que no me dejas (2015)

The 1st part of the telenovela was starred by Erika Buenfil and Arturo Peniche while Margarita Sanz, Elvira Monsell and Joaquín Cordero starred as antagonists.

The 2nd part of the telenovela was starred by Erika Buenfil and Omar Fierro while Margarita Sanz, Elvira Monsell, Alberto Mayagoitía, Alberto Estrella, Rosa Furman and Ada Carrasco starred as antagonists.



Marisela is a rich, beautiful, and intelligent woman who feels a big emptiness in her life that she considers dry and sad. It is then that she meets Fernando, a good and honest man from a great family. When the two fall in love, the two of them face the terrible opposition of their families. On one hand, it's Marisela's father Miguel, who doesn't want Fernando to be part of his family and wants something better for his daughter.

On the other part, it's Fernando's sister Mercedes, who is obsessed with him and doesn't want to see him with anyone other than Paola, Marisela's sister, who becomes infatuated with Fernando and is not willing to let him be with her sister. Marisela, tired of everything and everyone, decides not to listen to anything or anyone and decides to be with the love of her life and has a daughter she names Ana. Terrified of what may come, Marisela asks Fernando to get married as soon as possible and on the day of the wedding, Mercedes goes crazy upon learning about it and takes a gun and murders Marisela and Fernando at the Ocampo family mansion, when they prepare to celebrate their wedding party.

In the middle of the shooting, Marisela's mother Andrea also dies from cardiac arrest. Several years later, Ana (the daughter of the deceased couple), who grew up locked up in a boarding school in the United States, returns to Mexico accompanied by Sandy, her companion in the boarding school and has become her great friend. Ana returns to her grandpa and aunt's house and has grown up into a woman looking physically identical to her mother. This similarity causes Miguel to feel remorse for not having listened to his daughter when she was alive and wants to fix his mistakes by welcoming Ana and giving all of his grandfatherly affection to her.

On the other hand, Paola looks down on her niece with contempt for having the failed love that took her sister. Angel, the adoptive son of Miguel and Andrea, is a deaf-mute man who has been in love with Ana since childhood, but suffers an ordeal in which he can't express his love towards Ana. However, he decides to fight for her love but it is too late. Ana gets engaged to Diego, who only wants to use her to get revenge on his father. Diego's father turns out to be Miguel, because while Miguel was married to Andrea he had an extramarital relationship with Elena in the United States.

This resulted in them having two sons: Diego and Tomas. Diego grew up feeling resentment towards his father, for his brother and mother were "the others" and Miguel never dared to acknowledge them. Diego's resentment was fueled mainly by his ambitious maternal grandmother Ada, who took care of tarnishing Miguel and his legitimate family and used his daughter to blackmail him and to extort money despite opposition from Elena, who was aware of what her place was in Miguel's life and was never interested in demanding something.

Therefore, their children Tomas and Diego turn out to be Marisela's brothers and Ana's uncles. However, in addition to all these obstacles, the real important one to face Ana and Angel's love is Ana's crazed aunt Mercedes, who has escaped from the mental hospital where she had been locked up all these years and only seeks revenge. Upon seeing Ana, Mercedes thinks she's her late mother Marisela and believes she was saved from the attack years ago, so she decides to "put an end" to her once and for all.




Year Award Category Nominee Result
1989 7th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Carla Estrada Won
Best Actor Arturo Peniche Nominated
Best Young Lead Actress Erika Buenfil Won
Best Young Lead Actor Omar Fierro Nominated
Best Antagonist Actress Margarita Sanz Won
Best Actor Experienced Joaquín Cordero
Best Female Revelation Elvira Monsell
Best Original Story or Adaptation Liliana Abud
Eric Vonn


  1. ^ "Amor en silencio" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 3, 2016.