El maleficio

El maleficio (English: The Curse) is a Mexican telenovela directed by Raúl Araiza produced by Ernesto Alonso for Televisa in 1983.[1][2] The telenovela was so successful in 1983 that a sequel was made under the title of El maleficio 2: Los enviados del infierno in 1986.[3][4]

El maleficio
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Created byFernanda Villeli
Directed byRaúl Araiza
StarringSee list
Opening theme"Hombre" by Norma Herrera
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes324
Executive producerErnesto Alonso
CinematographyCarlos Sánchez Zúñiga
Production companyTelevisa
DistributorTelevisa Internacional
Original networkEl Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format405-line
Original releaseFebruary 7, 1983 (1983-02-07) –
April 27, 1984 (1984-04-27)
Preceded byMañana es primavera
Followed byLa pasión de Isabela
Related showsEl maleficio 2: Los enviados del infierno

Ernesto Alonso starred as the antagonistic protagonist and Jacqueline Andere starred as protagonist, while Humberto Zurita starred as antagonist. Norma Herrera, María Sorté and Carmen Montejo also co-starred.


Beatriz is a respectable widow, who since the death of her husband, has lived dedicated to raising their children, Vicky (Erika Buenfil) and Juanito with his mother Doña Emilia. Beatriz knows the powerful billionaire Enrique De Martino who dazzles with his attentions and agrees to marry him.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1984 2nd TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Ernesto Alonso Nominated
Best Actress Jacqueline Andere
Best Actor Ernesto Alonso Won
Best Antagonist Actor Humberto Zurita
Best Female Revelation Erika Buenfil Nominated
Best Male Revelation Sergio Goyri Won
Eduardo Yáñez Nominated
Best Child Performance Armando Araiza Won
Ana Patricia Rojo


  1. ^ Lorena Gonzalez. "Los 10 más: Primeros actores de telenovelas" (in Spanish). novelas.about.com. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Televisa Telenovelas (1980-1989)". IMDb. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  3. ^ Filmaffinity. "Los enviados del infierno (El maleficio 2)" (in Spanish). Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Televisa. "El Maleficio, telenovela de terror" (in Spanish). Retrieved August 28, 2014.

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