(born Teresa de Jesús Lopez
on November 23, 1964) is a Mexican
actress best known for her work in telenovelas
. Buenfil has also enjoyed minor success as a recording artist.
Buenfil started her career in showbiz at the age of 12. Her first telenovela
appearance was in 1977 in Acompañame
. More roles followed in "Ambicion", alongside Edith Gonzalez, "Conflictos de un Medico" alongside Victoria Ruffo, "Aprendiendo a Amar" alongside Susana Dosamantes. An outstanding role was Cristina del Junco in the telenovela El derecho de nacer
in 1981, which gave Erika international exposure as an upcoming young actress. In 1983 Erika played role of Vicky de Martino in El Maleficio
. The success of the novela gave Erika her first starring role in 1985 in Angelica
where she played the title character. At this point she became recognizable in Latin America
thanks to her success in novelas and hosting the Mexican show XETU
. The following year in 1986 Erika Buenfil starred in El Engaño
, alongside Frank Moro, Guillermo Garcia Cantu, and Luz Maria Jerez.
Amor en silencio
Two years later in 1988, Buenfil appeared in Amor en silencio.
This was her third starring role and the most memorable. Erika played two characters; Marisela in the first half, and Ana in the second half of the telenovela. Her leading men were Arturo Peniche
and Omar Fierro
. Amor en silencio
, produced by Carla Estrada
, became an instant hit due to the... Read More