Vivir un poco
Created byJesus Calzada
Written byArturo Moya Grau
Carlos Romero
Directed byRafael Banquells
Beatriz SheridanJorge Sanchez Fogarty
StarringAngélica Aragón
Rogelio Guerra
Beatriz Sheridan
Irma Lozano
Patricia Pereyra
Arturo Peniche
Theme music composerAmparo Rubin
Opening themeInstrumental (Piano)
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes165
Executive producerValentín Pimstein
Production locationsMexico City
Valle de Bravo
Buenos Aires, Argentina
CinematographyManuel Ruiz Esparza
Leopoldo Ferrazas
Running time21-22 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseJuly 29, 1985 (1985-07-29) –
March 14, 1986 (1986-03-14)
Preceded byTú o nadie
Followed byMonte calvario
Related showsLa Madrastra (1981)
Para toda la vida (1996)
Forever (1996)
La Madrastra (2005)
¿Quién Mató a Patricia Soler? (2014)

Vivir un poco (English title: Live a little) is a Mexican telenovela, which was produced and broadcast by Televisa in 1985.[1] The story was a remake of the very popular Chilean telenovela, La Madrastra from 1981. Vivir un poco tells the story of the quest of Andrea to find justice and her long-lost children but must face the lies and intrigue of the past and present. A story of questions, why? who? how? and the mystery of finding a real killer and discovering family secrets.

When this telenovela aired, during commercial breaks, Televisa showed a 10-second mini commercial where all the suspects to the murder including Andrea were shown one by one and a voice said "Quien es el verdadero asesino, quien?" or " Who is the real killer, who?". It starred by Angélica Aragón, Rogelio Guerra, Beatriz Sheridan, Patricia Pereyra and Arturo Peniche.


In 1965, Andrea travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband, Gregorio, his 2 sisters and a group of family friends. During the trip, one in their group, Martha, is murdered in her hotel room, and Andrea is discovered at the crime scene holding the gun with which Martha was killed. As all evidence initially points to Andrea as the killer, she is tried and sentenced to prison for Martha's murder.

Her husband and friends believe she is guilty and abandon her in Argentina, returning to Mexico City vowing never to mention Andrea's name again. Gregorio decides to lie to his children when they grow up. He makes them adore the portrait of a woman that doesn't exist and makes them believe that woman is their dead mother. He does this in order to erase Andrea from all of their lives as he is convinced she will never return - finishing her days in that prison where he abandoned her.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1986 4th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Valentín Pimstein Nominated
Best Actress Angélica Aragón Won
Best Actor Rogelio Guerra Nominated
Best Antagonist Actress Beatriz Sheridan
Best Experienced Actor Carlos Ancira Won
Augusto Benedico Nominated
Rafael Inclán
Best Experienced Actress Irma Lozano
Best Young Lead Actress Alma Delfina
Best Young Lead Actor Juan Antonio Edwards Won
Arturo Peniche Nominated
Jaime Garza
Best Male Revelation Arturo Peniche Won
Alberto Mayagoitia Nominated
Best Direction Rafael Banquells
Best Original Story or Adaptation Paulinho de Oliveira
Best Female Debut Patricia Pereyra Won


  1. ^ "Vivir un poco" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 4, 2015.