Cuando llega el amor
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Part of the cast of Cuando llega el Amor
Written byMarcía del Río
Story byRené Muñoz
Directed by
Opening theme"Cuando llega el amor" by Lucero
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes100
Executive producerCarla Estrada
CinematographyJuan Rodríguez
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseDecember 25, 1989 (1989-12-25) –
May 11, 1990 (1990-05-11)
Related showsBajo las riendas del amor

Cuando llega el amor (English title: When love arrives) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carla Estrada for Televisa in 1989.[1][2]

Lucero and Omar Fierro starred as protagonists, while Nailea Norvind starred as main antagonist.


Isabel Contreras (Lucero) is a privileged youngster. She is beautiful, wealthy, her parents love her, she is engaged to the handsome Rodrigo (Guillermo García) and they are going to marry once she finishes school. Alonso (Francisco Bernal), her horsemanship teacher, proposes her to represent the country in an international contest.

Isabel has an enemy in her own home, her cousin Alejandra (Nailea Norvind), who hates Isabel. Alejandra wants to harm Isabel, and she does, when she seduces Rodrigo and Isabel finds them. Isabel knows that her father would kill Alejandra if he realizes about this incident, so Isabel remains silent.

Isabel breaks her engagement without giving explanations and she finds comfort in the preparations of the next tournament. Before the contest starts, Alejandra cut the reins of the horse of Isabel provoking her tumble. Isabel injures her back and she must use crutches.

Lonely and depressed, Isabel entertains herself watching through the window to the opposite apartment. Luis Felipe (Omar Fierro), a photographer, who lives in that apartment falls in love with Isabel. Alejandra meddles once again and tries to separate them.





Year Award Category Nominee Result
1991 9th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Carla Estrada Nominated
Best Antagonist Actress Nailea Norvind
Best Antagonist Actor Miguel Pizarro
Best Leading Actress Susana Alexander
Irán Eory
Best Leading Actor Eric del Castillo
Best Co-lead Actress María Rojo
Best Young Lead Actress Lucero Won
Best Young Lead Actor Omar Fierro
Best Male Revelation Rodrigo Vidal Nominated
Best Direction Miguel Córcega Won




  1. ^ "Cuando llega el amor" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on June 12, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Univision: Cuando llega el amor" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Lucero en Premios TVyNovelas 1991" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 15, 2016.