La sombra del otro
Created byCarlos Olmos
Written byJulián Robles
Directed byBenjamín Cann
StarringEdith González
Rafael Rojas
Alejandro Camacho
Adriana Laffan
Carlos Bracho
Lilia Aragón
Blanca Sánchez
Theme music composerMemo Méndez Guiu
Opening themeLa Sombra Del Otro
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes120 (of 21-22 minutes)
60 (of 41-44 minutes)
Executive producerJulissa
ProducerGiselle González Salgado
Production locationsFilming
Televisa San Ángel
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Mazatlán, Mexico
Running time41-44 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseMay 27 (1996-05-27) –
August 16, 1996 (1996-08-16)
Preceded byEl premio mayor (20:00)
Marisol (18:00)
Followed byMarisol (20:00)
Sentimientos Ajenos (18:00)
Related showsShadow (1996)

La sombra del otro (English: Other's Shadow) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Julissa and Giselle González Salgado for Televisa.[1] It premiered on Canal de las Estrellas on May 27, 1996 and ended on Friday, August 16, 1996.

Edith González and Rafael Rojas starred as protagonists, while Alejandro Camacho starred as main antagonist.


Pressured by her father, Don Clemente, Lorna Madrigal gets engaged to Iván Lavarta, a renowned psychologist who agrees to the engagement only by gratitude, because when they were children, he saved her from a fire that, unfortunately, killed Lorna's mother, Bernardina del Castillo. Despite the moral engagement, on their wedding day, Lorna decides not to marry Iván.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1997 15th TVyNovelas Awards Best Actor Rafael Rojas Nominated
Best Antagonist Actor Alejandro Camacho
Best Leading Actor Carlos Bracho
Best Supporting Actress Andrea Legarreta


  1. ^ "La sombra del otro" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 11, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2016.