Herederos is a Spanish television series produced by Crystal Productions and broadcast by TVE1. It premiered on September 25th 2007 and ended its broadcast on February 3rd 2009. The series chronicled the life of the Orozcos, a wealthy and ruthlessly ambitious family connected to the world of bullfighting and dogged by betrayals, hierarchy struggles, deceit, mystery and murder. It was a dark and twisting series that featured super A-List Spanish actress Conca Velasco in one of her finest roles as matriarch, and thoroughly evil, Carmen Orozco.
The story begins with Carmen Orozco discovering that her husband is being unfaithful with someone close to her and this sows the seeds of her bitterness. Star of the show Carmen Orozco is a tough, authoritarian character, obsessed by her growing business empire and the fight to hold her rich, volatile family together. Other players include Mar Regueras (Julia Orozco Argenta), Ginés García Millán (Bernardo Sánchez Reina), Félix Gómez (Jacobo García Orozco), Iker Lastra (Nino Moro Galán), Petra Martínez (Teresa Galán), Cristina Brondo (Cecilia Paniagua) and Asier Etxeandía (Gorka). In 2007 the Spanish Television actors union gave Petra Martinez the award for Best Spanish Television Actress and Ginés García Millán the award for Best Spanish Television Actor and in 2008 the same group gave the same awards to Felix Gomez and Concha Velasco respectively.
Spanish actress Concha Velasco was born in Valladolid on November 29th of 1939 and is also a singer, dancer and TV presenter. She studied Classical and Spanish dance aged 10 to 20 and started out as a dancer in the Cuerpo de Baile de la Ópera de La Coruña in the company of Manolo Caracol as a flamenco dancer. She is the aunt of the actress, Manuela Velasco, and niece of painter Carmelo Varona García de Mardones. She married Paco Marsó, who she divorced in May 2010, just months before he passed away. Concha Velasco is one of the most respected and beloved artists of Spain, besides having one of the most prolific and brilliant careers.