Gotita de amor (Droplet of Love) (known as Chabelita in some territories) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Nicandro Díaz González for Televisa in 1998. Is a remake of 1978 Brazilian telenovela Pingo de gente.
On Monday, 3 August 1998, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting Gotita de amor weekdays at 4:00pm, replacing Una luz en el camino. The last episode was broadcast on Friday, 20 November 1998 with El diario de Daniela replacing it the following day.
Laura Flores and Alejandro Ibarra starred as protagonists, while Pilar Montenegro, Isaura Espinoza, María Clara Zurita, Mercedes Molto, Raúl Araiza and Miguel de León starred as main antagonist. Andrea Lagunés starred as Isabel Arredondo de Santiago, the main child character that the show's name refers to (the Droplet of Love).
Left at the door of an orphanage just a few days after birth, Isabel "Chabelita" has grown in a shady atmosphere and with lack of affection. Her short life has been even harder because of constant mistreatment she has received from the strict director of the institution.
In spite of the difficult experiences that Chabelita has lived through, her spirit is up and she is very optimistic. She has an almost magic ability to unite people, and her enthusiasm is contagious. When she was told that her father lives in the Mexico City, Chabelita escapes from the orphanage to find him.
This is the beginning of the adventures of this wonderful girl, who, while she looks for her family, brings love to all lonely and needed people whom she meets on her way.
- Laura Flores as María Fernanda de Santiago
- Alejandro Ibarra as Jesús García
- Andrea Lagunés as Isabel "Chabelita" Arredondo de Santiago
- Mercedes Molto as Lucrecia Samaniego de Sotomayor
- Pilar Montenegro as Arcelia Olmos
- Evita Muñoz "Chachita"† as Lolita
- Martha Roth as Dalila
- Irán Eory† as Mother Superior
- Jaime Garza as Detective Romo
- Raúl Araiza as Guillermo Contreras
- Adalberto Martínez as Resortes
- Alicia Montoya† as Trinidad "Trini"
- Martha Ofelia Galindo as Leocadia
- Carmen Amezcua as Sister Marcela
- Vanessa Angers as Coral
- Socorro Bonilla as Prudencia de Olmos
- Juan Carlos Casasola as Román Correa
- Rafael del Villar as Gilberto
- Carmelita González as Honoria
- Elizabeth Dupeyrón as Florencia
- Roberto Ramírez Garza as Plácido
- Pilar Escalante as Mirta
- Isaura Espinoza as Desdémona Mayoral
- Héctor Herrera as Zósimo Centella "Papadzul"
- Luisa Huertas as Sister Cándida
- Isabel Martínez "La Tarabilla" as Candelaria
- Raquel Morell as Bernarda de Santiago
- Gerardo Murguía as Ricardo Sotomayor
- Héctor Sáez as Sócrates Olmos
- Vilma Traca as Sister Lucha
- María Clara Zurita as Justa Quiñones Monsalve
- Niurka Marcos as Constanza
- Guillermo Zarur as Clemente
- Adriana Fonseca as Paola
- Miguel de León as Ulises Arredondo
- Paulina Álvarez as Juliana
- Carla Ortiz as Karina
- Julio Alemán as Juez
- Guillermo Aguilar as Father Cristóbal
- Joaquin Cordero as Patriarca
- Eduardo Liñán as Lic. Constantino Contreras
- Paty Díaz as Lorena
- Daniela Luján as Daniela
- Ximena Sariñana as Enriqueta
- Paulina Martell as Genoveva
- Andrea Soberón as Flavia/Fabiola Rivera Ostos
- Michelle González as Nuria
- Monserrat de León as Clara Antonia
- Annie del Castillo as Rosy
- Natasha Dupeyrón as Loreta
- Rosita Bouchot as Professor Leoncia
- Javier Herranz as Francisco
- Sergio Blass as Vilko
- Estela Barona as Yanka
- Ramón Menéndez as Augusto Arredondo
- Teo Tapia as Octavio de Santiago
- Vanessa Villela as Naida
- José Luis Cantú as Tacho
- Ricardo Vera as Evaristo
- Héctor Soberón as Dr. Alberto
- Ana Karla Kegel as Pilar
- Elena Paola Kegel as Socorro
Broadcast in other countries
The series was aired in the Philippines through ABS-CBN in 1999-2000 as Chabelita. It was also aired in Indonesia through SCTV in 1999 as Impian Chabelita, with the dubbing and the soundtrack turned into Indonesian as the Indonesian duo singer Saskia dan Geovani.
- Gotita de amor (es). alma-latina.net.