Rosalinda (telenovela)

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This article is about the Mexican television series. For other uses of the name, see Rosalinda (disambiguation).
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Genre Telenovela
Format Serial drama
Created by Delia Fiallo
Written by Carlos Romero
Kari Fajer
Liliana Abud
Dolores Ortega
Directed by Beatriz Sheridan
Starring Thalía
Fernando Carrillo
Angelica Maria
Lupita Ferrer
Theme music composer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Kike Santander
Opening theme Rosalinda by Thalía
Ending theme Rosalinda by Thalía
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 80
Producer(s) Salvador Mejía
Editor(s) Marco Antonio Rocha
Cinematography Manuel Barajas
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original channel Canal de las Estrellas
Original run March 1, 1999 – June 18, 1999
Preceded by El Privilegio de Amar
Followed by Infierno En El Paraiso

Rosalinda (Spanish pronunciation: [rosaˈlinda]) is a Mexican telenovela, which was produced by Televisa and broadcast on Canal de las Estrellas in 1999. This is the last Soap opera to star Thalía in her title role.

Thalía and Fernando Carrillo starred as the protagonists, while Lupita Ferrer and Nora Salinas starred as the antagonists.


Rosalinda is a pretty woman who sells flowers and decorates a fancy restaurant. One day, she meets Fernando José, a man of high social status. He plays the piano at the restaurant. They eventually fall in love, get married, and have a child named Erika, but his stepmother Valeria desires to split the happy couple up, and she has the perfect way of doing so.

Rosalinda's real mother, Soledad, served a 20-year prison sentence for the murder of Fernando José's real father. She was innocent, but took the blame. After finding out this horrible news, Fernando José abandons Rosalinda and her daughter. Valeria kidnaps Erika. Rosalinda goes into a clinical and eventually loses her mind. She is locked up in a mental hospital.

One night, the mental hospital catches fire and burns down. Rosalinda fortunately manages to escape. However, her loved ones are convinced she is dead. Suffering from a major case of amnesia, she is forced to become a thief by an old man who takes her in. She meets Alejandro "Alex" Dorantes while trying to steal from his house. Alex cleans her up and she takes on the identity of Paloma Dorantes and becomes a singer. She falls in love with Alex, the talent agent who makes her famous. Meanwhile, Fernando José marries Rosalinda's cousin, Fedra. Rosalinda's life with Alex seems to be going well. However, things just don't seem to be totally right. One night, Rosalinda and Alex attend one of Fernando Jose's concerts. He plays a song which happens to be the first one he played the day they met. This seems to trigger Rosalinda's memory of her past. Overwhelmed by these memories, Rosalinda scurries out of the concert hall and gets hit by a car. Alex rushes her to the hospital. It is then that Rosalinda realizes that she is not Paloma, but Rosalinda. Now that Rosalinda has gained her memory back, she must go back and fight to gain her child back, her family, and Fernando Jose in the process.


Actor Role Description
Thalía Rosalinda Pérez Romero/Rosalinda del Castillo Romero de Altamirano/Paloma Dorantes Main female protagonist, in love with Fernando José, Fernando Jose’s wife, Soledad and Alfredo’s daughter, Valeria's niece, Erika’s mother, Dolores’s daughter/niece, Javier’s daughter/niece, Fedra’s, Lucia’s and Beto’s sister/cousin
Fernando Carrillo Fernando José Altamirano del Castillo Main male protagonist, in love with Rosalinda, Rosalinda’s husband, Erika’s father, Fedra’s widow, Jose Fernando’s and Veronica’s son, Valeria’s step-son
Angélica María Soledad Martha Romero vda. del Castillo Rosalinda’s mother, Alfredo’s widow, Dolores’s sister, Fedra’s, Lucia’s and Beto’s aunt
Lupita Ferrer Valeria del Castillo vda. de Altamirano Main villain, sister of Alfredo, cousin of Veronica, Jose Fernando’s widow, step-mother of Fernando José, Aunt of Rosalina, she steals all of Veronica, ends up in jail
Laura Zapata Verónica del Castillo Valeria’s and Alfredo’s cousin, real mother of Fernando José, Jose Fernando’s ex-wife
Nora Salinas Fedra Pérez Romero Main villain, cousin of Rosalinda, in love with Fernando José, dies of disease
Manuel Saval Alfredo del Castillo father of Rosalinda, brother of Valeria, cousin of Veronica, Fernando Jose’s uncle (Dies of heart attack)
Victor Noriega Alejandro "Alex" Dorantes agent, in love with Rosalinda
René Muñoz Florentino Rosas "grandad" of Rosalinda (Poisoned by Valeria)
Elvira Monsell Bertha Álvarez villain, later good, maid in the Altamirano mansion, in love with Alfredo, killed by Beto
Miguel Angel Rodríguez[disambiguation needed] Javier Pérez father of Fedra, Lucia, and Beto, Rosalinda’s uncle, Dolores’s widow
Adriana Fonseca Lucía Pérez Romero de Rivera cousin of Rosalinda, Anibal’s wife, Dolores’s and Javier’s daughter, Fedra’s and Beto’s sister
Ninón Sevilla Asunción Neighbour Rosalinda
Paty Díaz Clarita Martínez Rosalinda's friend
Raúl Padilla Bonifacio Javier's friend, Owner of restaurant
Anastasia Acosta Alcira Ordóñez Erika's Babysitter
Ivonne Montero
Milagros Rueda
Celina Lover of Beto,daughter of Zoila
Renata Flores Zoila Rosalinda's Neighbour, mother of Celina
Esther Rinaldi Abril Valdez/Abril Quiñones Del Castillo de Perez daughter of Valeria
Alejandro Ávila Gerardo Navarette best friend of Fernando José
Tere López-Tarín Natalia best friend of Rosalinda & Clarita, in love with Gerardo
Eduardo Luna 'Aníbal Eduardo Rivera Pacheco in love with Fedra first then with Lucia
Roberto "Flaco" Guzmán Francisco Quiñones "El Miserias ' father of Abril (Killed by Valeria)
Sergio Reynoso Agustin Morales in love with Rosalinda
Jorge De Silva Alberto "Beto" Pérez Romero villain, Valeria's ally, cousin of Rosalinda, ends up in jail
Guillermo Garcia Cantu José Fernando Altamirano villain, father of Fernando José, husband of Veronica first then of Valeria, try to abuse Soledad (Killed by Alfredo)
Tina Romero Dolores Romero mother of Fedra, Lucia, and Beto, sister of Soledad, wife of Javier, dies of disease

International release[edit]



External links[edit]

Country TV Channels Local Title
 Greece Alpha TV (1999-2001) Ροζαλίντα
 Indonesia SCTV (1999), (2004)
RCTI (2007)
 Hungary TV2 (Hungary) Rosalinda
 Romania Acasa TV Rosalinda
 Bulgaria Nova Television (2000)
7 Dni TV (2002)
Diema Family (2011), (2012/13)
 Estonia TV3 Rosalinda
 Philippines ABS-CBN (2000) & GMA-7 (2003) & Q (2008) Rosalinda
 Malaysia TV3 (2003)

TV9 (2013)

 Slovenia Kanal A Rosalinda
 Turkey ATV (2000) Rosalinda
 Saudi Arabia LBC (2002)
MBC (2003)
 Lebanon LBC Rosalinda