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Humble Maria 

María la del Barrio (original title)
TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Series (1995– )
A brave, poor young girl is welcomed into a rich family and develops a romance with their misogynist youngest son, driving a woman already in love with him to go to great lengths to destroy their relationship.




1995   Unknown  


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Series cast summary:
 María Hernández 2 episodes, 1995
 Luis Fernando de la Vega 2 episodes, 1995
 Victoria de la Vega 2 episodes, 1995
 Don Fernando de la Vega 2 episodes, 1995
Itatí Cantoral ...
 Soraya Montenegro 2 episodes, 1995
 Agripina Pérez 2 episodes, 1995
 Vladimir de la Vega 2 episodes, 1995
 Penelope Linares 2 episodes, 1995
René Muñoz ...
 El Veracruz 2 episodes, 1995
Emilia Carranza ...
 Raymunda Robles 2 episodes, 1995


Maria is a 15-year-old scavenger who lives on the outskirts of the city. She loses her godmother, who before dying begs the local priest not to leave Maria to fend for herself. The priest asks one of his benefactors to please let Maria work as a servant in his house. Instead, the Don Fernando brings her in as his ward, making her a target of hostility for his wife, Victoria, and her niece, Soraya. Maria falls in love with the dashing but drunken and disorderly son of the house, Luis Fernando, and must fight Soraya for his affections. When Luis Fernando and Maria finally get married, he walks in on an innocent embrace between Maria and his brother Vladimir and storms out blinded with jealousy. He does not believe Maria's baby is his, so when it is born, Maria gives it away during a temporary bout of insanity. Luis Fernando rescues her from an asylum and adopts another child for her, but she never loses hope of recovering the son she lost. Then another villain Penelope will work as the ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

1995 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Humble Maria  »

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(93 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Thalía sings some Mexican folk songs as well as a clip of her hit song "Gracias a Dios" in the show. See more »


In the scene where Maria faints for the first time, her legs automatically close in a rigid straight position instead of going lax and spreading to the sides as would normally happen when a person faints. See more »


Remade as Maria la del Barrio (2011) See more »


Produced by Emilio Estefan Jr. and Kike Santander
Lyrics by Viviana Pimstein
Performed by Thalía
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18 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

In 1995, Thalía plays a leading role in "María la del Barrio", the third soap opera of the "María" trilogy. Soap stars Fernando Colunga and Itati Contoral, amongst others, were part of the superb cast. In the last María "telenovela", Thalia portrays María la del Barrio, a scavenger who is adopted by a rich businessman, and falls in love with Luis Fernando (Colunga), an arrogant, rich man. María married Luis Fernando, had a baby with him, but gave the baby away during a temporary bout of insanity. In this tragic-comedy she portrayed a happy, genuine and full of life young girl, who later turned into a suffering woman grieving for her lost child. It does have a happy ending, though!!! The soap opera, without a doubt, touched young and adult audiences around the world due to its innocent, entertaining and enchanting storyline. After the "María" trilogy of soap operas circled the globe, a census showed that they have been viewed by more than a billion people around the World!

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