The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

Historical Drama

Season 1  |  10 x 48' 

Season 2 |  10 x 48'

Language  |  Hebrew, English, Ladino Turkish, Arabic


Created by

Shlomo Mashiach, Oded Davidoff & Ester Namdar Tamam

Directed by

Oded Davidoff

Written by

Sarit Yishai-Levi (based on novel by)

Shlomo Mashiach

Produced by

yes TV & Artza Productions

International Distribution

yes Studios

The loves, heartbreak, jealousy and pain of the three Ermosa sisters – Luna, Rachelika, and Becky - their parents, grandparents and children, set during the early-mid 20th century in Jerusalem.

Based on the international best-selling novel by Sarit Yishai-Levi, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem unravels, recreates and brings to life the story of a family set against the backdrop of the Ottoman Empire, The British Mandate and Israel’s War of Independence.

A colorful, passionate and tragic series interwoven with Judeo-Spanish traditions and the history of a nascent country.


"The attention to detail and the huge investment in research and design of

the first decades of the 20th century is jaw dropping..." |

"[The series] definitely shows signs of an addictive show; A guilty pleasure that wants to make you sob in front of the screen... The multiple cliffhangers are designed to keep viewers coming back for more." |

"Juicy and direct, lavishly designed, well acted and most importantly, masterfully told... The conflicts, lies, the small rebellions of the Ermosa women... addictive story telling." | tvbee/

"Beautiful cinematography, impressive period reconstruction, great actors who engage in a juicy story filled with dark secrets, forbidden loves, spells and ancient rivalries." |

"The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem makes its amazing, much-awaited debut... It's soapy, fun, exotic... There is enough sex and passion here for audiences around the world to enjoy the series, whether or not they understand the intricacies of the Sephardi-Ashkenazi divide in Jerusalem". | The Jerusalem Post

"Artistically well done... the actors embody their roles in a captivating way - especially Aloni and Saada in the lead roles." |