Rogelio Guerra and Lucía Méndez in the soap opera
Created byAntonio Texeira Filho
Written byLuis Reyes de la Maza
Directed byRaul Araiza Jr.
Herval Rossano
Manolo García
StarringLucía Méndez
Héctor Bonilla
Rogelio Guerra
Angélica Aragón
Nuria Bages
Antonio Brillas
Opening themeVanessa by Bebu Silvetti
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes172
Executive producerValentín Pimstein
CinematographyManuel Ruiz Esparza
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseFebruary 11 (1982-02-11) –
October 1, 1982 (1982-10-01)
Preceded byMañana es primavera
Followed byExtraños caminos del amor
Related showsIdolo de pano (1975)
Sonho meu (1993)
La Paloma (1995)

Vanessa is a Mexican telenovela produced by Valentín Pimstein for Televisa in 1982. Is a remake of the successful Brazilian telenovela Idolo de Pano.[1]

It starred by Lucía Méndez, Héctor Bonilla, Rogelio Guerra, Angélica Aragón and Nuria Bages.


Vanessa is a young girl who lives with her father José de Jesús and his brother Juan. Both work at the railway, and have a small house near the tracks. In order to help them, Vanessa gets a job in the textile factory of Cecile Saint Michel, run by a powerful and successful woman who lives in a huge mansion with her grandchildren Pierre and Luciano.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1983 1st TVyNovelas Awards Best Actor Héctor Bonilla Nominated
Best Antagonist Actress Ana Silvia Garza
Best Antagonist Actor Rogelio Guerra


  1. ^ "Vanessa, Novelas de Televisa 1982" (in Spanish). Alma Latina. Retrieved January 15, 2015.

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