First Croatian "telenovela".
Villa Maria is first Croatian "telenovela", which aired on October 2004.
Series had it's world premiere in Serbia by accident, where it aired 30 minutes earlier than in Croatia.
Actress Mia Begovic was fired a couple of weeks before the series was completed. The reasons were never released to the public.
Special roles were given to Mexican actors Omar Germenos and Gloria Peralta, who were married in real life.