Teresa 1989 TV series poster.jpg
Created byMimí Bechelani
Written bySilvia Castillejos
Francisco Sánchez
Jorge Sánchez Fogarty
Lucy Orozco
Directed byJorge Sanchez Fogarty Antonio Serrano
StarringSalma Hayek
Rafael Rojas
Daniel Giménez Cacho
Miguel Pizarro
Patricia Pereyra
Patricia Reyes Spíndola
Claudio Brook
Opening themeTeresa by Guillermo Méndez Guiú
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes125
Executive producerLucy Orozco
ProducerBosco Arochi
Production locationsMexico City, D.F., Mexico
CinematographyGabriel Vázquez Bulmán
Fernando Durán
Running time41-44 minutes (episodes 1-35)
21-22 minutes (episodes 36-125)
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseAugust 7, 1989 (1989-08-07) –
January 26, 1990 (1990-01-26)
Preceded byLuz y sombra (19:00)
Morir para vivir (21:00)
Followed byMorir para vivir (19:00)
Yo compro esa mujer (21:00)
RelatedTeresa (2010)

Teresa (Spanish pronunciation: [teˈɾesa]) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Lucy Orozco for Televisa in 1989.[1]

Salma Hayek starred in her first and only protagonist role in telenovelas, together with Rafael Rojas, Daniel Giménez Cacho and Miguel Pizarro. The series and several of the actresses won awards in 1989 and 1990.


Teresa is a beautiful and intelligent young woman desperately seeking to get out of the grinding poverty of the neighborhood where she lives. Resentful of the miserable life that took her sister, she plans to use her beauty and intelligence to enter the world of luxury to which she wants to belong.

To this end, she enters her classmate and friend Aurora's group of friends. There she meets Aurora's cousin Raul, a young but neurotic millionaire with suicidal tendencies. Telling Raul that she is rich, coupled with her beauty, Raul becomes smitten with her. Even though he and Aurora discover that Teresa lied about her wealth, Raul is obsessed with her and forgives her.

Fearing that their opposition to the relationship will end with Raul's suicide, Aurora's parents accept the romance of Teresa and Raul. However, Teresa discovers that her deceit and ambition leads to unhappiness and loneliness.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1989 Premios El Heraldo de México Best Revelation Salma Hayek Won
1990 8th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Lucy Orozco
Best Experienced Actress Patricia Reyes Spíndola
Best Young Lead Actress Patricia Pereyra Nominated
Best Young Lead Actor Miguel Pizarro
Best Child Performance Oscar Vallejo
Best Female Revelation Salma Hayek Won
Best Male Revelation Rafael Rojas Nominated


  1. ^ "Teresa" (in Spanish). alma-latina.net. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2016.