Marimar (telenovela)

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Cuando manda el corazón, siempre manda el amor
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Created by Inés Rodena
Written by Carlos Romero
Valeria Phillips
Directed by Beatriz Sheridan
Starring Thalía
Eduardo Capetillo
Theme music composer Francisco Navarrete
Opening theme Marimar by Thalía
Ending theme Marimar by Thalía
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 74
Producer(s) Verónica Pimstein
Editor(s) Adrián Frutos
Cinematography Carlos Guerra Villareal
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Univision Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original channel Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release January 31, 1994 – August 26, 1994
Preceded by Valentina
Followed by Imperio de Cristal
Related shows La Venganza
Corazon Indomable

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.

Thalía and Eduardo Capetillo starred as the protagonists, while Chantal Andere starred as the main antagonist.

Marimar is widely considered one of the Best Telenovelas of all time.[1]


From January 31 to August 26, 1994 Canal de las Estrellas aired Marimar, replacing Valentina, with Imperio de Cristal replacing it.

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.



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.[2][3]

International release[edit]

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
 Romania Acasa TV 2000 2001 Marimar
 United States Univision October 27, 1997 August 20, 1998 12:00pm/11:00c(12:00) (ET/PT) Marimar
 Dominican Republic Telemicro 1994 1995 8:00PM 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)


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