Thalia – 6 Best Telenovelas of All Time: Marimar, El Clon, and More (Latin Post)
How can you forget the tune, “Ma-ri-mar auuhhh! Costeñita soy,” as the time had arrived for Thalia to take you away with her charm. The telenovela “Marimar” which premiered in the Philippines in 1994 and on Univision in 1995 was a total hit. Thalia had just hit the ground running as the protagonist of this novela as well as singing the theme song.
The novela was about an island girl who lived with her grandparents in a hut on the beach and fell in love with the son of a wealthy farm owner. Of course the problem in almost all of the Spanish soap operas of these times is that rich and poor do not mix. Sergio marries Marimar despite his parent’s disapproval to marry poor and well, his mother makes her life a living hell. Thalia is belittled, embarrassed and tricked into thinking Sergio will leave her for another rich young woman.
Thalia, the star of Quinceañera, Maria Mercedes and Maria La Del Barrio was going to be with us for years to come, becoming the most successful Mexican female artist ever. And we girls just remember how she turned that little flower dress in for the black gown after she married Sergio. You go girl!