El maleficio (English: The Curse) is a Mexican telenovela directed by Raúl Araiza produced by Ernesto Alonso for Televisa in 1983. 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.
|Created by||Fernanda Villeli|
|Directed by||Raúl Araiza|
|Opening theme||"Hombre" by Norma Herrera|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||324|
|Executive producer||Ernesto Alonso|
|Cinematography||Carlos Sánchez Zúñiga|
|Original network||El Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original release||February 7, 1983 –|
April 27, 1984
|Preceded by||Mañana es primavera|
|Followed by||La pasión de Isabela|
|Related shows||El 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.
- Ernesto Alonso as Don Enrique de Martino
- Jacqueline Andere as Doña Beatriz de Martino
- Norma Herrera as Doña Nora Valdés de Martino
- Humberto Zurita as Jorge de Martino Valdés
- Carmen Montejo as Doña Emilia
- Sergio Jiménez as Raúl de Martino Valdés/Damián Juárez
- María Sorté as Patricia Lara
- Erika Buenfil as Virginia "Vicky" de Martino
- Emilia Carranza as María Reyna
- Gloria Mayo as Eva
- Arsenio Campos as Álvaro
- Sergio Goyri as César de Martino Valdés
- Rebecca Jones as Ruth Reyna
- Eduardo Yáñez as Diego Flores
- Alba Nydia Díaz as Sara
- Alfredo Leal as Ricardo/Roberto
- Jorge del Campo as Felipe Reyna
- Alfonso Meza as Lt. Larios
- Patricia Reyes Spíndola as Teodora
- Carlos Bracho as Pedro Jiménez
- Gina Romand as Alicia
- Armando Araiza as Juan "Juanito" de Martino
- Ana Patricia Rojo as Liliana
- Mónica Martell as Alma Bauer
- Raquel Olmedo as Yuliana Pietri
- Héctor Sáez as Joao
- Nerina Ferrer as Lorena de la Garza
- Barbara Hermen as Lourdes "Lulú"
- Guillermo Aguilar as Meyer
- Malena Doria as Soledad
- Angélica Chain as Cinthia
|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|
|Best Child Performance||Armando Araiza||Won|
|Ana Patricia Rojo|
- Lorena Gonzalez. "Los 10 más: Primeros actores de telenovelas" (in Spanish). novelas.about.com. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
- "Televisa Telenovelas (1980-1989)". IMDb. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
- Filmaffinity. "Los enviados del infierno (El maleficio 2)" (in Spanish). Retrieved August 28, 2014.
- Televisa. "El Maleficio, telenovela de terror" (in Spanish). Retrieved August 28, 2014.