A brave and poor young girl is welcomed into a rich family and develops a romance to their youngest and misogynist son, driving insane a woman in love with him.






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Series cast summary:
 María Hernández (2 episodes, 1995)
 Luis Fernando de la Vega (2 episodes, 1995)
Irán Eory ...
 Victoria de la Vega (2 episodes, 1995)
Ricardo Blume ...
 Don Fernando de la Vega (2 episodes, 1995)
Itatí Cantoral ...
 Soraya Montenegro (2 episodes, 1995)
Carmen Salinas ...
 Agripina Pérez (2 episodes, 1995)
 Vladimir de la Vega (2 episodes, 1995)
Ana Patricia Rojo ...
 Penelope Linares (2 episodes, 1995)
René Muñoz ...
 El Veracruz (2 episodes, 1995)
Emilia Carranza ...
 Raymunda Robles (2 episodes, 1995)


Maria is a 15-year-old scavenger who lives on the outskirts of the city. She loses her godmother, who before dying begs the local priest not to leave Maria to fend for herself. The priest asks one of his benefactors to please let Maria work as a servant in his house. Instead, the Don Fernando brings her in as his ward, making her a target of hostility for his wife, Victoria, and her niece, Soraya. Maria falls in love with the dashing but drunken and disorderly son of the house, Luis Fernando, and must fight Soraya for his affections. When Luis Fernando and Maria finally get married, he walks in on an innocent embrace between Maria and his brother Vladimir and storms out blinded with jealousy. He does not believe Maria's baby is his, so when it is born, Maria gives it away during a temporary bout of insanity. Luis Fernando rescues her from an asylum and adopts another child for her, but she never loses hope of recovering the son she lost. Then another villain Penelope will work as the ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance






Release Date:

1995 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Maria do Bairro  »

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Started showing on Netflix in May 2015 See more »


In the scene where Maria faints for the first time, her legs automatically close in a rigid straight position instead of going lax and spreading to the sides as would normally happen when a person faints. See more »


Version of Os ricos Também Choram (2005) See more »


Produced by Emilio Estefan Jr. and Kike Santander
Lyrics by Viviana Pimstein
Performed by Thalía
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don't you just love Thalia!
22 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Totally amazing soap opera. I'm so nostalgic, they don't do this kind of soap operas anymore. Great actors, Thalia, Fernando Colunga, Itati and Ludwika, I mean.. what's not to love about this soap opera? Maria is taken from basically the trash can and was transform to a respectful lady by an old wealthy man (Don Fernando De la Vega). His family doesn't really like the idea and make her life a total hell. His son (Luis Fernando) starts playing with her but then he fells in love with Maria. Too late cause she gave away his son and becomes crazy. After she's fully recover she wonders around looking for his lost son but it was quite an odyssey (not to mention that her daughter Tita, thought Maria was having an affair with this guy she was looking for....... her son).

Ah of course don't forget Soraya Montenegro the antagonist who was in love with Fernando and tried to kill Maria so she could stay with Fernando and his fortune.

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