|Also known as||Elvis, Rosenthal, VeHaIsha Hamistorit|
|Created by||Shlomo Moshiah|
|Based on|| El amor no es como lo pintan |
by Juan David Burns and Elisa Salinas
|Starring||Riki Blich, and others|
|Country of origin||Israel|
|Original network||Channel 2|
|Original release||July 3, 2003 –|
Esti HaMekho'eret (Hebrew : אסתי המכוערת; lit. The Ugly Esti) is an Israeli television comedy-drama series starring Riki Blich. The series premiered on 3 July 2003 on Channel 2 in Israel and was created by Shlomo Moshiah.
This series is based on the Mexican telenovela El amor no es como lo pintan , despite reports that it is based on the Colombian novela Yo soy Betty, la fea .A report to the stockholders of Dori Media shows that the company was threatened with a lawsuit because of their show's similarities to Betty la fea. Because of potential legal action, the show's premise was changed, as was its title, "Elvis, Rosenthal, VeHaIsha Hamistorit" .
|Riki Blich||Esther "Esti" Ben-David|
|Shaike Levi||Hananel "Elvis" Ben-David|
|Oded Kotler||Zvi Rosenthal|
|Leora Rivlin||Dina Rosenthal|
|Nitza Saul||Ika Alfandari-Ben David|
|Chelli Goldenberg||Ruthy Casspi|
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