What if Zorro had been a woman?

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Series cast summary:
 Maria Teresa Alvarado / ... (22 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Capt. Marcus Grisham (22 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Marta (22 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Vera Hidalgo (22 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Dr. Robert Helm (22 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Col. Luis Montoya (22 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tacho González ...
 Don Gaspar Hidalgo (11 episodes, 2000-2001)


What if Zorro had been a woman?

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Release Date:

2 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kardok királynője  »

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Technical Specs


(22 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The horse that Grisham rides is actually named Montero, and was the horse ridden by 'Russell Crowe (I)' rode in Gladiator (2000). See more »


Dr. Robert Helm: I had the situation under control!
Tessa Alvarado: You men always say that.
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A great TV show that shouldn't have ended so soon.
23 January 2002 | by (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Queen Of Swords was an excellent syndicated TV series that was basically the adventures of a female Zorro, but was unique on its own. Sadly, this show only lasted one season (2000-2001) and was caught in the battle of syndication ratings from other shows like Sheena, Xena: Warrior Princess, Beastmaster, Relic Hunter, Andromeda, etc. Not garnering enough viewers, the show was cancelled by its producer, Fireworks Entertainment.

This show had excellent writing, great action/stunts, wonderful 19th-century costume designs, and a remarkable cast of talented stars, along with some well established actors & actresses making guest starring roles during its run. The series was filmed entirely on location in Almeria, Spain. This, of course, made for excellent scenery.

The big surprise was the show's main lead herself, Tessie Santiago, who played Tessa Alvarado/Queen Of Swords. This was her first professional acting work, and she really showed that she is a talented (and beautiful) actress, and that she can carry a series. I hope that she has a successful acting career in the many years to come.

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