Luz y sombra

Luz y sombra
Genre Telenovela
Created by Paulino Sabugal
Written by Lilia Yolanda Andrade
Directed by Gonzalo Martínez Ortega
Starring Thalía
Alberto Mayagoitía
Enrique Álvarez Félix
Cecilia Tijerina
Eric del Castillo
Delia Casanova
Carlos Bracho
Theme music composer Amparo Rubín
Opening theme Luz y sombra by Flans
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 80
Executive producer(s) Gonzalo Martínez Ortega
Producer(s) Gonzalo Martínez Ortega
Cinematography Carlos Manzano
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Original release April 17 (1989-04-17) – August 4, 1989 (1989-08-04)
Preceded by Dulce desafío
Followed by Teresa

Luz y sombra (English title: Light and shadow) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Gonzalo Martínez Ortega for Televisa in 1989.[1]

Thalía and Alberto Mayagoitía starred as protagonists, while Enrique Álvarez Félix starred as main antagonist.


Alma and José are two young people who try to succeed and achieve their goals in life, in spite of the odds and difficult circumstances they were born into, surrounded by poverty, economic disparity, homeless street children and substance abusers.

Alma lives with her mother Mercedes, who led her daughter to believe that her father Eusebio died, but the truth is that he left them long ago and now lives with another woman. José, meanwhile, is a boy who dreams of being a great Olympic swimmer, just as Alma dreams of becoming a famous ballerina.

Despite the hostilities they are forced to endure daily, Alma and Joseph don't stop trying to succeed and achieve their dreams, even if they have to go through misfortunes and sufferings.


  • Thalía as Alma Suárez
  • Alberto Mayagoitía as José Guerra
  • Enrique Álvarez Félix as Juan Guerra
  • Cecilia Tijerina as Lucía
  • Eric del Castillo
  • Delia Casanova as Mercedes "Meche" de Suárez
  • Carlos Bracho as Ricardo Saucedo
  • Blanca Sánchez as Aurora Linares de Guerra
  • Socorro Bonilla as Leticia
  • Quintín Bulnes as Guido
  • Raúl Buenfil as Satanás
  • Mario León as Simón
  • Roberto Sosa as Sergio Luna
  • Fabián as El Zorra
  • Rosario Escobar as Marcela
  • Evangelina Sosa as Caridad "Cari"
  • Uriel Chávez as Tomás
  • Jaime Lozano
  • Rosita Arenas as Sra. Orozco
  • Salvador Sánchez as Eusebio Suárez
  • Javier Ruán as El Costeño
  • Holda Ramírez as Mary Tere
  • Antua Terrazas as Toño
  • Gustavo Navarro as Gustavo
  • Darío T. Pie as El Viborín
  • Eva Prado as Cecilia
  • José Luis Llamas as Urbano
  • Alejandrina Fuentes as Gela


  1. "Luz y sombra, Novelas de Televisa 1989" (in Spanish). Alma Latina. Retrieved January 29, 2015.

Luz y sombra at the Internet Movie Database

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