El cristal empañado (English title: The fogged crystal) is a Mexican telenovela produced by José Rendón for Televisa in 1989.[1]

El cristal empañado
Created byHéctor Iglesias
Written byEduardo Quiroga
Lorena Salazar
Xuitlaltzin Vázquez
Directed byJosé Rendón
Simón Bross
StarringMariagna Prats
Jaime Garza
Magda Guzmán
Leticia Perdigón
Dina de Marco
Manuel Landeta
Diana Golden
Theme music composerÁlvaro Eugenio
Marcos Deli
Opening themeEl cristal empañado
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes83
Executive producerJosé Rendón
Production locationsMexico City, D.F., Mexico
CinematographyJorge Miguel Valdés
Running time41-44 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseFebruary 20 (1989-02-20) –
June 16, 1989 (1989-06-16)

Mariagna Prats and Jaime Garza starred as protagonists, while Magda Guzmán starred as main antagonist.



The story focuses specifically on the life of two women, Paulina, and Virginia who are also raw. Virginia is a woman more, bitter and envious since childhood of the attributes of his cousin, once famous and now decaying vedette. Virginia lives with his daughter Mercedes of butted in the House of Paulina. As well as Virginia seek every day find way utterly destroy his cousin, Paulina is passed the depressed life and longing for their glorious past. It has come to cover the mirrors in his house by the asco causing him to look like it is now, and just look at their posters which appeared in his best years, radiant and beautiful dancing in cabarets of first category.


  • Mariagna Prats as Raquel/Yolanda
  • Jaime Garza as Jacinto
  • Magda Guzmán as Virginia
  • Dina de Marco as Paulina
  • Leticia Perdigón as Mercedes
  • Manuel Landeta as Claudio
  • Diana Golden as Alicia
  • Meche Barba as Yolanda
  • Héctor Cruz Lara as Mario
  • Fernando Sáenz as Adrián
  • Magda Karina as Luisa
  • Karina Duprez as Karla
  • Graciela Lara as Josefina
  • Jazmín Athie as Maribel
  • Yoshio as Comandante Molina
  • Laura Forastieri as Isabel
  • Fidel Garriga as Salazar
  • Francisco Avendaño as Arturo
  • Carmen Delgado as Marisela
  • Mónica Prado as Eugenia
  • Alicia Osorio as Amparo
  • Maripaz Banquells as Paulina (young)
  • Javier Díaz Dueñas as Leopoldo
  • Rafael Banquells as Luciano
  • Manuel Servín as Dr. Barrera


  1. ^ "El cristal empañado, Novelas de Televisa 1980" (in Spanish). Alma Latina. Retrieved January 23, 2015.

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