far Latin America's most irresistable export, telenovelas have
become a mutli-million dollar industry.
In fact, they often rival Hollywood's influence in star making
power, both on film and radio, as telenovelas also spawn top song
hits and launch the careers of young pop singers throughout Latin
Salma Hayek hit the big time in Mexico in the 1980's,
she starred in "Teresa" before moving to Hollywood.
they're not shy about exporting them. Having already conquered
America, telenovelas are being viewed somewhere on the planet
every night of the week by audiences glued to their favorites.
already hooked audiences in the US on Univision,
Spain, Portugal, Italy,
Eastern Europe, Israel, Africa, Indonesia and Malyasia - all of
whom are hoping to catch their favorite TV underdogs battle against
all odds to find true love.
to American or UK soap operas, the stories typically follow romantic
through to their poor-girl-meets-rich-boy conclusion. Along the
way, the rich boy's parents try to put a stop to the relationship.
(Will they stay together? Will true love triumph? Stay tuned!)
differ from traditional soap operas, however, in that they do
not typically go on forever but are limited to about 100
one-hour episodes. They are also definite "must see"
primetime viewing. The final and climactic episode is often responsible
for clearing the streets in thousands of communities worldwide
as everyone stays home to see how it ends.
on the Web
the complete picture, surf around for more on popular telenovela
stars in video clips & pictures, hear about rumors and gossip
in busy online chats & forums, or keep up-to-date with your
favorite plot lines as telenovela buzz continues to roll on, online
Sofia Vergara was a model and TV actress in her native Colombia
moving on to the American TV hit "Modern Family".
- An international community of telenovela fan forums in English
and Spanish. Surf to any category by show title, actor or actress,
and join a very active discussion now in progress ...
- One-stop browsing for all the latest and greatest telenovela
hits including story lines & recaps, links to top forums &
message boards, hot spinoff song picks and photos.
- Wikipedia presents their usual comprehensive overview with insightful
comparisons to UK and American-made soap operas, plus complete
history, telenovela trivia, and links to more information on popular
telenovelas & related TV stations worldwide.
- Novelas - Get your novela fix here at tele-central with
schedules, pictures, recaps, video clips, fan clubs & forums.
In Spanish only.
- Prime U.S. viewing station with all the latest news, plot lines
& developments, star profiles, plus picture galleries of favorite
divas, hunks & villains.
Video Clips - Promos & previews of lust, intrigue
and hot sexy scenes from popular telenovelas, from YouTube.com.
telenovelas conquered the world - Archived BBC report
on the influence of telenovelas worldwide with fast facts on its
history, growth, current controversies, related links.