Rosalinda (Mexican TV series)

(Redirected from Rosalinda (telenovela))

Rosalinda is a Mexican telenovela produced by Salvador Mejía Alejandre for Televisa[1] in 1999. It is a remake the telenovela María Teresa on 1972. Thalía,[2] Fernando Carrillo and Angélica María star as the main protagonists, while Lupita Ferrer stars as the main antagonist.[3]

Thalia Rosa.jpg
Created byDelia Fiallo
Based onMaría Teresa
by Grazio D' Angelo[1]
Written by
Story byDelia Fiallo
Directed by
Theme music composerJosé Antonio "Potro" Farías
Opening theme"Rosalinda" by Thalía
ComposerKike Santander
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes80
Executive producerSalvador Mejía Alejandre
ProducerNathalie Lartilleux
Production locationsMexico City, Mexico
  • Lino Gama
  • Manuel Barajas
  • Karlos Velázquez
EditorMarco Antonio Rocha
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseMarch 1 (1999-03-01) –
June 18, 1999 (1999-06-18)
RelatedPrimavera (1987)
Rosalinda (2009)

This was the last telenovela wherein Thalía starred in (to focus on her rising music career at that time). Rosalinda remains as the most expensive television production in Mexico, as well as the all-time most exported and most watched single telenovela in the world, as it was broadcast in Mexico and more than 180 countries worldwide to 2 billion viewers by 2000.


Rosalinda is a pretty woman who sells flowers and decorates a fancy restaurant. One day, she meets Fernando José, a man of high social status. He plays the piano at the restaurant. They eventually fall in love, get married, and have a child named Erika, but his stepmother Valeria desires to split the happy couple up, and she has the perfect way of doing so.

Rosalinda's real mother, Soledad, served a 20-year prison sentence for the murder of Fernando José's real father. She was innocent, but took the blame. After finding out this horrible news, Fernando José abandons Rosalinda and her daughter. Valeria kidnaps Erika. Rosalinda goes into a clinical and eventually loses her mind. She is locked up in a mental hospital.

One night, the mental hospital catches fire and burns down. Rosalinda manages to escape, but her loved ones are convinced she is dead. Suffering from a major case of amnesia, she is forced to become a thief by an old man who takes her in. She meets Alejandro "Alex" Dorantes while trying to steal from his house. Alex cleans her up and she takes on the identity of Paloma Dorantes and becomes a singer. She falls in love with Alex, the talent agent who makes her famous. Meanwhile, Fernando José marries Rosalinda's cousin, Fedra.

Rosalinda's life with Alex seems to be going well. However, things just don't seem to be totally right. One night, Rosalinda and Alex attend one of Fernando Jose's concerts. He plays a song which happens to be the first one he played the day they met. This seems to trigger Rosalinda's memory of her past. Overwhelmed by these memories, Rosalinda scurries out of the concert hall and gets hit by a car. Alex rushes her to the hospital. It is then that Rosalinda realizes that she is not Paloma, but Rosalinda. Now that Rosalinda has gained her memory back, she must go back and fight to gain her child back, her family, and Fernando Jose in the process.


Main castEdit

Recurring castEdit

Special ParticipationEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2000 18th TVyNovelas Awards Best Supporting Actress Angélica María Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Manuel Saval Nominated
Best Male Revelation Jorge de Silva Nominated

Philippine adaptationEdit

In 2009, GMA Network produce a Philippine adaptation of the series starring Carla Abellana as Rosalinda and Geoff Eigenmann as Fernando Jose. Rosalinda premiered on July 6, 2009 on the network's Telebabad primetime block and ended on November 27, 2009 with a total of 105 episodes.


  1. ^ a b c Espectáculos (August 23, 2020). "Rosalinda: ¿cuánto cambiaron los protagonistas de la recordada telenovela mexicana?". Espectáculos (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Rodarte, Jorge (November 5, 2020). "Thalía es imitada por su sobrina Camila Sodi y habla igualito que ella". Debate (in Spanish). Thalia, protagonist of other telenovelas like Rosalinda...
  3. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (May 29, 2020). "Ratings Throwback: Record-breaking Thalia telenovelas on Philippine TV".

External linksEdit