El diario de Daniela
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Created byPalmira Olguín
Screenplay byFernanda Villeli
Story byMarcela Fuentes-Berain
Directed by
  • Isabel Basurto
  • Eduardo Said
  • Joaquín Bissner
  • Alfredo González
  • Gilberto Macin
  • Martín Pérez
Music by
  • Carlos Páramo
  • Pablo Aguirre
Opening theme"El diario de Daniela" by Daniela Luján and Martín Ricca
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes100
Executive producerRosy Ocampo
ProducerEduardo Meza
Production locationsMexico City, Mexico
  • Manuel Barajas
  • Jesús Nájera
  • Georgina Flores
  • Alfredo Sánchez
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture formatNTSC
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseNovember 23, 1998 (1998-11-23) –
April 16, 1999 (1999-04-16)
Preceded byGotita de amor
Followed byEl niño que vino del mar

El diario de Daniela (English title: The diary of Daniela or Daniela's Diary) is a Mexican child telenovela produced by Rosy Ocampo for Televisa in 1998.[1][2]

On Monday, November 23, 1998, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting El diario de Daniela weekdays at 4:00pm, replacing Gotita de amor. The last episode was broadcast on Friday, April 16, 1999 with El niño que vino del mar replacing it on Monday April 19, 1999.

Yolanda Ventura and Marcelo Buquet (then changed with Gerardo Murguía) starred as adult protagonists, Daniela Luján and Martín Ricca starred as child protagonists, while Mónika Sánchez, Odiseo Bichir, Roberto Ballesteros, David Ostrosky, Mariana Huerdo, Carlos Peniche, Melina Escobedo and Fernando Rodríguez starred as main antagonists. Leticia Calderón starred as special participation.


Daniela Monroy is a sweet girl who lives with her family made up of her parents Enrique and Leonor, her older sister Adela and her little brother Juancho. She has a journal where she writes all her wishes, secrets, illusions and dreams. Enrique is the owner of a theater, the main stage of the telenovela, where Daniela and her inseparable group of friends always get together. But the happiness of Daniela and her family is abruptly broken when her mother, the loving Leonor, drowns in an accident. From here on, misfortune will haunt the Monroy family, as Elena, a beautiful but unscrupulous woman, is sickly obsessed with obtaining Enrique's love and will seek by all means to be his legitimate wife.

At the same time, the story of another boy unfolds, Martín Linares, a handsome and intelligent boy with a broken family. His parents, Pepe and Rita, divorced and although Pepe, Enrique's best friend, adores his son, he cannot visit him as he wanted since Rita won custody of his son and remarried Gustavo, a violent man who abuses Martin.

Despite all the misfortunes, Daniela and Martín live an innocent childhood love and will fight so that life smiles at them as before.


Special participation


  1. ^ "El diario de Daniela" (in Spanish). alma-latina.net. Archived from the original on February 3, 2003. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Reyes de la Maza, Luis; Luis Terán (2000). Lágrimas de exportación: una aproximación al fenómeno de la telenovela. Clío. p. 73. ISBN 9789706630865.