La Pícara Soñadora (TV series)

La Pícara Soñadora (English title: The Mischievous Dreamer) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Valentín Pimstein for Televisa in 1991.[1] Based on a La Pícara soñadora, a 1956 Argentine film of the same name, directed by Ernesto Arancibia. It starred Mariana Levy and Eduardo Palomo.

La Pícara Soñadora
Created byAbel Santa Cruz
Written byVerónica Pimstein
Valeria Phillips
Dolores Ortega
Directed byRaquel Parot
Luis Gimeno
StarringMariana Levy
Eduardo Palomo
Theme music composerCarlos Vertiz Pani
Héctor Ruiz
Opening themeLa pícara soñadora by Mariana Levy
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes80
Executive producerValentín Pimstein
ProducersSalvador Mejía
Verónica Pimstein
Production locationsMexico City, Mexico
CinematographyAlejandro Frutos
Roberto Gómez Fernández
Running time41-44 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseSeptember 2 (1991-09-02) –
December 20, 1991 (1991-12-20)
La Picara Soñadora (1956)
La Picara Soñadora (1968)
Carrusel de las Américas (1992)
Pícara Sonhadora (2001)
Sueños y caramelos (2005)



Lupita is young and pretty and studies law. Although her future seems bright, for the moment she is penniless and that's why she lives in the Sares Rochild department store, where she works by day as a salesgirl in the toy department and her uncle works by night as the security guard.

Everything she "borrows" from the store to live on, she writes down in a little book so that she can repay it when she finishes her studies. She has it all planned. But one day, she meets a guy outside the office of the owner of the department store. She thinks he is there to apply for a job, and Alfredo decides to play along.

Although the owner is his father, he uses the name of his best friend, pretends to be poor and arranges for himself to get a job there in order to chase the cute Lupita. Alfredo has always been a lazy bum and a flirt, and to him, this is all a game. But soon the game turns serious when he realizes that he's falling in love with her and the secrets they both keep are standing in the way.



Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1992 10th TVyNovelas Awards Best Leading Actress Irán Eory Won
Best Co-lead Actor Rafael Inclán Won
Best Young Lead Actress Mariana Levy Nominated
Best Young Lead Actor Eduardo Palomo Nominated
Best Child Performance Luis Guillermo Martell Won
Latin ACE Awards[2] Television Revelation of the Year (Female) Mariana Levy Won


  1. ^ "La Pícara Soñadora" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 4, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  2. ^ (January 25, 2007). "24a ENTREGA ANUAL DE PREMIOS ACE / 1992" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 13, 2023.

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