Lazos de amor (English title: Τies of Love) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carla Estrada for Televisa in 1995.[1] It stars Lucero and Luis José Santander.

Lazos de Amor
Created byCarmen Daniels
Written by
  • Carmen Daniels
  • Tere Medina
Screenplay byCarmen Daniels
Story byJorge Lozano Soriano
Directed by
Theme music composerJosé Cantoral
Opening theme"Lazos de amor" performed by Lucero
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes100
Executive producerCarla Estrada
ProducerArturo Lorca
  • Isabel Basurto
  • Alejandro Frutos
  • Juan Franco
  • Antonio Trejo
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companyTelevisa
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
Release2 October 1995 (1995-10-02) –
23 February 1996 (1996-02-23)



The series centers around María Guadalupe, María Paula and María Fernanda, identical triplets (all played by Lucero) with non-identical, complex personalities. When they all were very young, they were victims of a car accident that killed their parents.

As a result of the accident, María Guadalupe is presumed dead when she disappears after falling into a river. Instead, she suffers from amnesia and forgets she has a family and two sisters. Ana Salas, who is going through a tragedy coping with her own mother's death, raises María Guadalupe as her own, even after becoming aware of her true identity.

María Fernanda is a sweet girl who hopes to find her sister, but as a result of the accident is left blind. María Paula is different from her sisters in that she's glamorous, selfish and extremely jealous; however, she also harbors a devastating secret about the accident.

After an illness brings María Guadalupe and Ana to México City, María Guadalupe falls in love with Nicolás, a cab driver and good-hearted man, who had just moved to México to live with his grandmother. Living in fear that someone may recognize her daughter, Ana restricts María Guadalupe's actions, but Nicolás's grandmother learns Ana's secret without saying a word.

The girls' grandmother, Mercedes, and their uncle, Eduardo, have been searching for missing María Guadalupe for years, and the story inches closer and closer to the revelation of the truth as the ties of love eventually draw the three sisters together, weaving through the lives of those that surround them in unexpected ways.




  • Lucero as María Guadalupe Rivas Iturbe / María Fernanda Rivas Iturbe / María Paula Rivas Iturbe / Laura Iturbe de Rivas
  • Luis José Santander as Nicolás Miranda

Also main




Guest stars


Controversial ending


In the final episode, Maria Paula locks her two sisters in the basement of her mansion and holds them hostage. As their uncle Eduardo tries to rescue them, Maria Paula shoots and kills him. In an off-screen melee, as Gerardo and Nicolas come to check on them well-being, another gunshot is heard by the viewing audience and both Maria Guadalupe and Maria Fernanda emerge from the room relatively unscathed, while Maria Paula is rolled out in a body bag along with Eduardo. Maria Guadalupe and Nicolas then have a typical fairy tale novela wedding. In the final scene, Maria Guadalupe and Nicolas are in a hotel room on their honeymoon, but when the camera zooms into Maria Guadalupe's face, she rubs her eyebrow with her pinky finger, which was Maria Paula's trademark idiosyncratic habit. This left viewers to speculate whether it was actually Maria Guadalupe instead of Maria Paula who died by gunshot wound and Maria Paula had assumed her identity.

The show's ending since then had left fans to debate over the fate of the two. Questions came up such as the timing of Maria Paula being able to change clothes, jewelry, makeup, and hair appearance with Maria Guadalupe before supposedly shooting her until help arrived, as well as how Maria Guadalupe was able to get loose and grab the gun to shoot Maria Paula. Also there's the fact that all three of the sisters rub their left eyebrow at some point in the telenovela.

In 2019 Lucero gave her opinion on who was the one that had survived in the final episode, believing that it was Maria Guadalupe.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1996 14th TVyNovelas Awards[2] Best Telenovela Carla Estrada Won
Best Actress Lucero Won
Best Actor Luis José Santander Won
Best Leading Actress Marga López Won
Silvia Derbez Nominated
Best Leading Actor Guillermo Murray Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Maty Huitrón Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Otto Sirgo Won
Best Young Lead Actress Karla Talavera Nominated
Best Male Revelation Juan Manuel Bernal Nominated
Orlando Miguel Nominated
Best Direction Miguel Córcega
Mónica Miguel
Best Direction of the Cameras Isabel Basurto
Alejandro Frutos
29th Diosa de Plata Awards[3] Best Telenovela Carla Estrada Won
Best Actress Lucero Won
31st El Heraldo de México Awards[4][A] Best Telenovela Carla Estrada Won
Best Actress Lucero Won
6th Eres Awards[5] Best Telenovela Carla Estrada Nominated
Best Actress Lucero Won
Best Actor Luis José Santander Nominated
Best Telenovela Musical Theme "Lazos de amor"
by Lucero
Aplauso Awards Best Telenovela Carla Estrada Won
Best Actress Lucero Won
1997 Latin ACE Awards Best Scenic Program Lazos de amor Won
Best Actress Lucero Won
Best Direction Miguel Córcega
Mónica Miguel


Lazos de amor
Soundtrack album by
Released1995 (1995)
Lucero chronology
Siempre Contigo
Lazos de amor
Piel de Ángel
Singles from Siempre Contigo
  1. "Lazos de Amor"

Due to the telenovela's success, Televisa published a soundtrack, which included previously released songs by Lucero as well as three versions of the theme song of the series.

# Title Written by Time
1. "Lazos de Amor" José Cantoral 3:24
2. "Lazos de amor (Instrumental Sax.)" Rafael Pérez Botija 4:24
3. "Volvamos a empezar" Rafael Pérez Botija 3:46
4. "Lazos de amor (Reggae)" Rafael Pérez Botija 2:54
5. "Dejame Ir (Remix Radio)" Rafael Pérez Botija 5:00
6. "Como perro al sol" Rafael Pérez Botija 3:36
7. "Caso perdido" J.R. Flores and C. Valle 3:28
8. "Sobreviviré" Rafael Pérez Botija 3:19
9. "Los parientes pobres" Rafael Pérez Botija 4:07
10. "24 horas" Rafael Pérez Botija 3:58
11. "Siempre contigo" Rafael Pérez Botija 4:11


  1. ^ "Lazos de Amor" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Amores que hicieron época: Historia de los Premios TVyNovelas - Historia de los Premios TVyNovelas" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 16 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Vigésima Novena Entrega". Archived from the original on 12 April 2013.
  4. ^ Lucero Maria Guadalupe Maria Paula en Premios Heraldo (in Spanish). 2 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2021-12-14 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ LUCERO recibe premio eres por mejor actriz 1996 las nominadas son (in Spanish). 13 February 2010. Archived from the original on 2021-12-14 – via YouTube.