Carmen Salinas, one of the most iconic telenovela actresses in Mexico passed away this December 9 after a month in the hospital due to a stroke.
Although her death came as sad news to the entertainment world, her work in telenovelas is something that will go through history, especially because her characters used to be kind women who helped those in need, take care of the children, and were always kind and caring, just like any Abuelita would.
Therefore, here are some Carmen Salinas’ telenovelas you should watch if you want to remember your Abuelita.
Released in 1992, this telenovela starred by Thalía has one of the most beloved Carmen Salinas characters: Doña Filo.
Doña Filo was one of the biggest emotional supports of María Mercedes throughout her life and helped her overcome all the obstacles she encounters.
María la del barrio
This telenovela is part of the famous María’s saga starred by Thalía and in this released in 1995, Carmen was Agripina Pérez a lottery ticket saleswoman who took care of “Nandito” after some deranged woman left him with her.
Years later, Agripina founds that Nando, whom she raised with her hardworking life, is María Mercedes’ son.
Velo de novia
In this 2003 telenovela, Carmen played Malvina González, a humble seamstress that through her hard work and some life sacrifices, achieves a good life that shares with her family. Sound familiar?
Hasta que el dinero nos separe
Released in 2010, this telenovela was starred with Itatí Cantoral and Pedro Fernández. In it, Carmen played Arcadia Alcalá, the owner of a car agency that helped their employees at any time to overcome different problems. Typical Abuelita.