Cuando manda el corazón, siempre manda el amor
|Created by||Inés Rodena|
|Written by||Carlos Romero
|Directed by||Beatriz Sheridan|
|Theme music composer||Francisco Navarrete|
|Opening theme||Marimar by Thalía|
|Ending theme||Marimar by Thalía|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||74|
|Cinematography||Carlos Guerra Villareal|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Univision Televisa|
|Original channel||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original release||January 31, 1994 – August 26, 1994|
|Followed by||Imperio de Cristal|
|Related shows||La Venganza
Marimar is a Mexican TV telenovela that was originally broadcast in 1994 on Televisa. Marimar is a remake of the telenovela La Venganza, which aired on Televisa in 1977 and starred Helena Rojo and Enrique Lizalde.
Marimar is widely considered one of the Best Telenovelas of all time.
In early 1995, Univision aired Marimar weeknights at 8pm/7c. In early 1997, Galavisión aired Marimar every Tuesday mornings to Saturday mornings at 4am/3c. From October 27, 1997 to February 20, 1998, Univision broadcast first reruns of Marimar weekdays at 12pm/11c. From November 18, 1998 to March 19, 1999, Galavisión broadcast first reruns of Marimar weekday afternoons at 5pm/4c, replacing Morelia. The last episode was broadcast on March 19, 1999, with María la del Barrio replacing it. From January 12 to April 22, 2000, Galavisión broadcast second reruns of Marimar every Tuesday mornings to Saturday mornings at 5am/4c, replacing Sin ti. The last episode was broadcast on April 22, 2000, with María Mercedes replacing it. From December 5, 2000 to March 24, 2001, Univision broadcast second reruns of Marimar every Tuesday mornings to Saturday mornings at 1am/12c, replacing Te sigo amando. The last episode was broadcast on March 24, 2001, with El premio mayor replacing it.
Marimar is a poor young innocent girl who lives with her grandparents in a hut on the beach by the ocean. She falls in love with Sergio, the son of wealthy farmer Renato Santibáñez. Sergio agrees to marry Marimar despite the disapproval of his father and stepmother, Angélica, but along the way he falls deeply in love with her.
Angélica despises Marimar because of her innocence and her lack of knowledge of the world of high society. Angélica constantly embarrasses Marimar, often diminishing her worth as an individual. Sergio becomes angry and decides to go away and earn money so he can take Marimar away from her father's house, and safe from Angélica's wrath. Angélica tells the police that Marimar stole a bracelet from her, and Marimar is sent to prison. Then Angélica sends one of her servants, Nicandro, to set fire on the humble hut belonging to Marimar's grandparents, which results in their deaths. Angélica forges Sergio's handwriting and writes a fake letter to Marimar stating that he wants nothing more to do with her and that he never loved her. All this, along with the impact of her grandparents’ deaths, changes Marimar and sets her on the road to revenge.
After leaving prison, Marimar then moves from her hometown to Mexico City with Padre Torrez and works to get back on track. While on the road, she meets her biological father, Gustavo Aldama, without either him or her knowing of their relationship. He teaches her how to read, write, to speak eloquently, and to dress elegantly. She finds out she is pregnant, later gives birth to a daughter, Cruz.
After the new, improved Marimar is ready to face society, Gustavo decides to take her to the opera, where she bumps into Sergio, and Marimar's plan for revenge begins. Fueled by anger, Marimar (assuming the identity of "Bella Aldama" and denying to Sergio and other people that she is Marimar) seduces Sergio constantly and then rejects his advances to hurt him, and at the same time strips Renato and Angélica of their wealth. Marimar buys out the Santibáñez house and embarrasses Angélica the way she had embarrassed Marimar before. As Sergio divorces Marimar and gets ready to marry his childhood friend Inocencia, Marimar plans on breaking them up. Secretly, Sergio is still in love with Marimar.
Angélica then gets into a car accident and suffers severe burns. While on her deathbed, as her last wish, she wants Marimar burned alive in her house. Innocencia finds out that Sergio has been visiting Marimar and even tried to go to Marimar's house. The pregnant Innocencia falls and taken to the hospital, where she has her baby and is subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Marimar decides to forget about Sergio by falling in love with another man who is an engineer. Innocencia then has brain surgery and, ashamed of all she has done, allows Marimar to eventually marry Sergio. They finally marry and live happily ever after.
- Thalía as Marimar 'Bella' Aldama Pérez'
- Eduardo Capetillo as Sergio Santibáñez
- Chantal Andere as Angélica de Santibañez
- Miguel Palmer as Gustavo Aldama
- Alfonso Iturralde as Renato Santibañez
- René Muñoz as Padre Porres
- Marta Zamora as Perfecta
- Ada Carrasco as Mamá Cruz
- Pituka de Foronda as Tía Esperanza
- Luis Gatica as Chuy
- Kenia Gazcon as Antonieta López
- Daniel Gaurvy as Arturo
- Toño Infante as Nicandro Mejía
- Julia Marichal as Corazón
- Frances Ondiviela as Brenda
- Marisol Santacruz as Mónica
- Tito Guízar as Papá Pancho
- Guillermo García Cantú as Bernardo Duarte
- Ana Luisa Peluffo as Selma
- Agustín Manzo as Himself
- Manuel Negrete as Himself
- Julio Canessa as Himself
- Alberto Santini
- Martha Ofelia Galindo as Josefina
- Rafael del Villar as Esteban
- Javier Gómez
- Nicky Mondellini as Gema
- Fernando M. Gutierrez as Chico
- Rosángela Balbó as Eugenia
- Ricardo Blume as Fernando Montenegro
- Juan Carlos Serrán as Ulises
- Amairani as Natalia Montenegro
- Marcelo Buquet as Rodolfo San Genís
- Serrana as Alina
- Indra Zuno as Inocencia del Castillo y Corcuera
- Hortensia Clavijo as La Kukara
- Rafael Bazán
- Alejandra Ley
- Patricia Navidad as Isabel
- Fernando Colunga as Engr. Adrian Rosales
The first ever remake, as granted by Televisa was the Philippine Version of the same title "MariMar" starring Marian Rivera in 2007 under GMA Network. It was a huge hit around Asia at the time. Nathalie Lartrilleaux remade "Marimar" in 2013 under the title Corazón indomable and Ana Brenda Contreras and Daniel Arenas starred as the protagonists.
|Country||Network(s)||Series premiere||Series finale||Weekly Schedule||Times||Title|
|Mexico||Canal de las Estrellas||January 31, 1994||August 26, 1994||21:00||Marimar|
|Philippines||RPN||March 1, 1996||October 17, 1996||6:30pm||Marimar|
|Brazil||SBT||November 21, 1996||February 18, 1997||8:15pm||Marimar|
|Argentina||Telefe||1996||1997||Monday to Friday||15:00||Marimar|
|Paraguay||Canal 13 RPC
|March 28, 1994
April 7, 1997
|October 28, 1994
November 28, 1997
|Monday to Friday||17:00
|Mexico||TLNovelas||December 3, 2012||April 15, 2013||9:00/12:00/16:00/20:00/00:00||Marimar|
|Argentina||Canal 9 Libertad||May 31, 2012||August 29, 2012||Monday to Friday||13:00||Marimar|
|Philippines||GMA Network||August 13, 2007||March 14, 2008||2:00 p.m||Marimar|
|United States||Univision||October 27, 1997||August 20, 1998||12:00pm/11:00c(12:00) (ET/PT)||Marimar|
|Philippines||Telenovela Channel||July 9, 2012
(February 11, 2013 re runs)
|February 8, 2013 July 4, 2014||Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays during weekend marathon(3 p.m)||Marimar|
|Germany||RTL||1994||1995||Monday to Saturday||Marimar|
|Serbia||RTV Pink||November 1999||June 2000||Monday to Friday||Marimar|
|Slovenia||POP TV||1998||Finished||Monday to Friday||Marimar|
|Argentina||Telesudamérica||Monday to Friday(2:00 p.m)||Marimar|
|Russia||Monday to Friday (5:00np.m)|
|Ghana||Monday to Friday (12:00 p.m)|
- Santiago, Solmarie (January 23, 2014). "6 Best Telenovelas of All Time: Marimar, El Clon, and More". Latin Post. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
- oats.com.mx/2012/10/17/C-40642-confirmado-daniel-arenas-y-ana-brenda-protagonizaran-corazon-indomable.php Confirmado: Daniel Arenas y Ana Brenda protagonizarán 'Corazón Indomable'
- Corazón indomable ya tiene protagonistas