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Created byEmilio Larrosa
Written byEmilio Larrosa
Verónica Suárez
Alejandro Pohlenz
Directed byAlfredo Gurrola
José Ángel García
StarringAlejandro Camacho
Cecilia Tijerina
Tiaré Scanda
Kate del Castillo
Emma Laura
Yolanda Ventura
Itatí Cantoral
Tere Salinas
María Rojo
Laura León
Jorge Lavat
Sergio Kleiner
Theme music composerLorena Tassinari
Opening themeMuchachitas
Country of originMexico
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of episodes200
Executive producer(s)Emilio Larrosa
Running time41-44 minutes
Production company(s)Televisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture format480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJune 24, 1991 –
March 27, 1992
Preceded byAlcanzar una estrella II
Followed byBaila conmigo
Related showsMuchachitas como tú (2007)

Muchachitas (English title: Girls) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Emilio Larrosa for Televisa in 1991.[1] The telenovela was also shown on Univisión in the early 1990s.

The lead roles are played by Cecilia Tijerina, Tiaré Scanda, Emma Laura, Kate del Castillo, Tere Salinas, Yolanda Ventura and Itatí Cantoral. Diego Schoening, Raúl Alberto, Roberto Palazuelos, José Flores, Ari Telch and Charlie Massó also star, along with Alejandro Camacho, Pilar Pellicer, Karen Sentíes, Kenia Gazcón, Lorena Herrera, Carlos Rotzinger, Carlos Miguel, and Carlos Cardán .


Four girls (Mónica, Elena, Leticia and Isabel) enroll in an art academy to pursue their dreams of careers in acting and singing. The four are from different backgrounds:

  • Monica is wealthy but humble and sweet. She dates Rodrigo, who works under her father at their supermarket and drives a taxi on the side. When Rodrigo is framed by Monica's cousin Federico and sent to jail for industrial espionage, she stands by him, but she cannot forget her previous boyfriend Roger, who was also the object of attempted murder by Federico.
  • Elena is poor and tough. She was Rodrigo's first girlfriend, but Rodrigo dumped her for Monica, causing a rift between the two girls. Later, however, it is revealed that Elena's father is also Monica's biological father; their respective mothers, also active in theater, had been friends and rivals.
  • Isabel is middle-class and selfless. She lives with her widowed father. She gets involved with Pedro, who turns out to be married, but though Pedro's terminally ill wife forgives her and entrusts her with the care of their daughter, Betty, she distrusts Pedro.
  • Leticia is a middle-class social climber, who is not hesitant to speak her mind and to pretend to get on with rich men. She eventually "marries" Federico, not realizing that the wedding has no legal effect (the license was not properly filed). She is later sent to work for her grandmother, who was also once a social climber but has mellowed and grown wiser.


  • Cecilia Tijerina as Mónica Sánchez-Zúñiga Montealegre
  • Tiaré Scanda as Elena Olivares Pérez
  • Kate del Castillo as Leticia Bustamante Ballesteros
  • Emma Laura as Isabel Flores Falcón
  • Jorge Lavat as Guillermo Sánchez-Zuniga
  • Alejandro Camacho as Federico Cantú Sánchez-Zúñiga
  • Laura León as Esther Pérez de Olivares
  • Pilar Pellicer as Martha Sánchez-Zúñiga Vda. de Cantú
  • Roberto Palazuelos as Roger Guzmán
  • María Rojo as Esperanza Ballesteros de Bustamante
  • July Furlong as Verónica Montealegre de Sánchez-Zúñiga #1
  • Tina Romero as Verónica Montealegre de Sánchez-Zúñiga #2
  • Diego Schoening as Rodrigo Suárez
  • Carlos Cardán as José "Pepe" Olivares
  • Sergio Kleiner as Alberto Barbosa
  • Gabriela Araujo as Profesora Carmen Márquez
  • Edith Kleiman as Angelica Benítez
  • Antonio Medellín as Alfredo Flores
  • Manolita Saval as Enriqueta
  • Armando de Pascual as Francisco "Pancho" Bustamante
  • Charlie Massó as Mauricio Rubio
  • Mercedes Pascualas as Bertha Vda. de Ballesteros
  • Mario Sauret as Don Julio Linares
  • Ari Telch as Joaquín Barbosa
  • Arturo Alegro as Don Héctor Suárez
  • Kenia Gazcón as Margarita Villaseñor
  • Lorena Herrera as Claudia Villaseñor
  • Carlos Rotzinger as Luis Villaseñor
  • Tere Salinas as Paola
  • José Flores as Rolando Fasoles
  • Raúl Alberto as Raúl Rivas
  • Sergio Sendel as Pedro Ortigoza Domínguez
  • Ana María Aguirre as Constanza de Villaseñor
  • Anahí as Betty Ortigoza
  • Itatí Cantoral as Lucía Aguilera
  • Carlos Miguel as Óscar Luna
  • Guillermo Orea Jr. as Tolomeo
  • Héctor Soberón as Víctor
  • Lorena Tassinari as Lucrecia Pons
  • Ricardo Barona as Abel
  • Karen Sentíes as Renata Chompester
  • Yolanda Ventura as Gloria
  • Vanessa Villela as Andrea
  • Marigel as Noemí
  • Miguel Garza as Sergio
  • Luis Cárdenas as Bernardo Trueba
  • Karina Castañeda as Silvia Bustamante Ballesteros
  • Gloria Izaguirre as Laura
  • María Prado as Rosa Rivas
  • Dolores Salomón "La Bodoquito" as Concha "Conchita"
  • Rocío Sobrado as Andrea de Ortigoza
  • Patricia Valdés
  • Fernando Pinkus
  • Evelyn Murillo
  • Susana Carens
  • Edmundo Barahona
  • Amparo Garrido


Year Award Category Nominee Result
1992 10th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela of the Year Emilio Larrosa Nominated
Best Antagonist Actor Alejandro Camacho
Best Leading Actress Pilar Pellicer
Best Leading Actor Jorge Lavat
Best Co-lead Actress Laura León Won
Best Co-lead Actor Ari Telch Nominated
Best Female Revelation Kate del Castillo
Tiaré Scanda Won
Best Direction Alfredo Gurrola
José Ángel García
Best Direction of the Camaras Antonio Acevedo


  1. ^ "Muchachitas" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2016.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)

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