The best part of any telenovela is the drama: the car wrecks, the tragic accidents, the savage murders and the absolutely heartwrenching break-ups. The second best part? The fact that the mujeres of our favorite novelas somehow never looked frazzled. Come hell or high water (literally!), these ladies always looked stunning.
From Rosalinda to La Reina del Sur, these are the BEST telenovela beauty looks of all time:
Thalia from Rosalinda.
Thalia proves that a signature accessory can make a bold (and memorable!) statement. Rosalinda styles her loose curls with her ubiquitous flower, and keeps her lip and eye make-up simple to let her natural beauty shine through. Next summer music festival, we'll definitely be swapping out floral crowns for this elegant approach, instead.
2. La Reina del Sur
Kate del Castillo from La Reina del Sur.
Kate del Castillo plays one badass mujer -- and her beauty look totally reflects that. Strong brows and minimal makeup give her a fierce, don't-mess-with-me look that we definitely want to mimic for our next important meeting.
3. El Zorro
Marlene Favela from El Zorro.
This Mexican beauty doesn't need a face full of makeup to look absolutely exquisite. Her fresh-faced approach highlights her flawless porcelain skin and stunning, loose ringlets. Que Linda!
4. La Usurpadora
Gabriela Spanic from La Usurpadora.
Gabriela Spanic proves that the "short hair, don't care" mentality can totally pay off. As the evil twin, Paola, she adds a splash of bold lip color that accentuate her chic, elegant bob.
5. Dona Barbara
Edith González from Doña Barbara.
Edith González keeps her make-up simple to accentuate her signature accessory: her hat! Simple make-up and loose curls add to a look that's tough and feminine.
Dulce Maria from Rebelde.
Major respect to Dulce Maria for taking chances with her choice of color: on her face and on her hair. Those bold red locks inspired an entire generation of teens to take the plunge and dye their hair -- and we've got to admit that she rocks the crimson.
7. Santa Diabla
Gaby Espino from Santa Diabla.
Hearts around the world shattered when Gaby Espino made her entrance on Santa Diablo. Espino brought sexy back, rocking a flawless set of curls, perfectly red lips, and an elegant nude manicure.
8. El Senor de Los Cielos
Fernanda Castillo from El Señor de los Cielos.
Blonde and beautiful! Fernanda Castillo chopped off her long locks for a short and sophisticated 'do. Castillo styles her bob with a bright lip and bold brow for a look that's the perfect blend of sugar and spice.