Colorina
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GenreTelenovelas
Created byJam Díaz
Written by
  • Antonio Monsell
  • Carlos Romero
Story by
  • Arturo Moya Gray
  • Vivian Pestalozzi
Directed by
Starring
Theme music composerJavier Ortega
Opening theme"Colorina" by Camilo Sesto
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes250
Production
Executive producerValentín Pimstein
ProducerLuis de Llano
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companyTelevisa
Release
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture format
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseMarch 4, 1980 (1980-03-04) –
February 12, 1981 (1981-02-12)
Chronology
Related showsColorina

Colorina (English title: Redhead) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Valentín Pimstein for Televisa in 1980.[1] It was a remake of La Colorina, while remakes of Colorina are Apasionada and Salomé.[2]

Lucía Méndez and Enrique Álvarez Félix starred as protagonists, while José Alonso and María Teresa Rivas starred as antagonists. María Rubio, Julissa and Armando Calvo co-starred in secondary performances.

This telenovela is well remembered for its daring move to feature a cabaret dancer/prostitute as the protagonist, a decision that would lead to Televisa being forced by then-president, José López Portillo under the wishes of his mother to classify it a C rating, moving it to the 11:00 pm time slot & changing the channel in which it was shown in seeing it as "improper" to feature a prostitute as the main character on prime time television. The huge ratings success of the telenovela however, and the fact that Lucia Mendez's character doesn't remain a prostitute for long allowed for Colorina to return to Canal 2 and its original timeslot. [1] [2]

Plot

Gustavo Adolfo Almazán is a repressed millionaire[3] married to an invalid named Alba. His life is dictated by his tyrannical mother Ana María.[4] One night, Iván, a rascal brother-in-law of Gustavo, brings two drunken cabaret singers, Fernanda and Rita, to the Almazán household and they start a raucous party. This is how Gustavo meets Fernanda, alias Colorina (on account of her red hair) with whom he’ll share a passionate love affair.[5]

Ana María wants a grandchild and pays Fernanda to have a child with her son, on condition that she gives it to Alba to raise as her own. Although Fernanda initially agrees with the plan, she changes her mind after her son is born. Fernanda flees to Monterey, California where she starts a new life. Twenty years later, Fernanda is a respectable matron, the prosperous owner of a boutique. She decides to return to Mexico and introduce her biological son and two adopted sons to the Almazán family to see if they can guess which one is Gustavo Adolfo’s son.

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Lyrics of the song

Colorina
con tu canto de golondrina
y ese sueño en la piel
has llenado de ti mi vida.

Colorina,
corazón de ternura escondida,
bajo tu mando de amor
llevas mi alma prendida.

Colorina...

Nuestro amor no tendrá final
porque ha echado su raíz
mas allá del bien y el mal,
porque es puro como el agua de manantial.[6]

References

  1. ^ Un extraño poder: La novela que cambiará diametralmente su vida by Ela Gedovius
  2. ^ Salomé at IMDb
  3. ^ Colorina
  4. ^ Página de Univisión
  5. ^ Colorina
  6. ^ Lyrics of Colorina