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Series cast summary:
Adela Noriega ...
 Cristina Miranda (154 episodes, 1998-1999)
...
 Luciana Duval (154 episodes, 1998-1999)
Andrés García ...
 Andrés Duval (154 episodes, 1998-1999)
René Strickler ...
 Víctor Manuel Duval Rivera (153 episodes, 1998-1999)
César Évora ...
 Father Juan de la Cruz Velarde (144 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sabine Moussier ...
 Lorenza Torres (144 episodes, 1998-1999)
Isadora González ...
 Maclovia (140 episodes, 1998-1999)
Adriana Nieto ...
 Lizbeth Duval (134 episodes, 1998-1999)
Cynthia Klitbo ...
 Tamara de la Colina (129 episodes, 1998-1999)
Nuria Bages ...
 Miriam Arango (122 episodes, 1998-1999)
Marga López ...
 Ana Joaquina Velarde (122 episodes, 1998-1999)
Toño Mauri ...
 Alonso del Ángel (110 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mauricio Herrera ...
 Franco (108 episodes, 1998-1999)
María Sorté ...
 Vivian del Ángel (104 episodes, 1998-1999)
Enrique Rocha ...
 Nicolás Obregón (103 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ramón Abascal ...
 José María 'Chema' Ramos López (94 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mario Casillas ...
 Miguel Beltrán (76 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lorena Velázquez ...
 Rebeca (75 episodes, 1998-1999)
Aurora Alonso ...
 Imelda Salazar (75 episodes, 1998-1999)
...
 Artemio Salazar (71 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lourdes Munguía ...
 Ofelia Beltrán (70 episodes, 1998-1999)
Claudio Báez ...
 Cristóbal (69 episodes, 1998-1999)
Carlos Amador ...
 Fidencio (69 episodes, 1998-1999)
Maty Huitrón ...
 Bárbara Rivera (65 episodes, 1998-1999)
Consuelo Duval ...
 María Rosenda Sánchez (63 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Luciana, a poor, young woman working as a maid in the venerable Velarde home, falls in love with young seminary student Juan de la Cruz, the Velarde's son. The night before Juan is to return to the seminary, he and Luciana give in to their feelings and spend a night together. A short time after Juan leaves, Luciana discovers she is pregnant and is forced to tell Ana Joaquina, Juan's cruel mother, that Juan is the father. Mercilessly fired and thrown out of the house, Luciana is left homeless and penniless on the streets. On a cold, rainy night, Luciana gives birth to a baby girl. Terrified and alone, Luciana makes the painful decision to leave her baby on the doorstep of a mansion in hopes that someone else could give her daughter a better life. Twenty years later, Luciana has now become Luciana Duval: a renowned and respected business woman in the fashion world. As the owner of her own fashion empire, Luciana seems to have it all: success, wealth, fame, a handsome and loving husband ... Written by skillwithaquill

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Hristina, dikaioma stin agapi  »

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Remake of Cristal (1985) See more »

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El Privilegio de Amar
Written by Jorge Avendaño
Performed by Manuel Mijares (as Mijares) and Lucero
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The best telenovela I've seen
2 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having seen many South American telenovela's over the years I would say this is simply the best. It contains all the classic ingredients -two lovers separated by circumstances, family secrets and regrets, and evil characters that will not stop at nothing to get what they want...There is also an overtly religious theme about the will of God throughout the story. Both Helena Rojas and Adela Noriega as Luciana and Cristina give moving performances as good as you would see in any cinema production. They are supported by an excellent cast of both likable characters and those that you will love to hate - especially the crazy Tamara and the priest's even crazier mother! For enjoyment, excitement and sentimentality I cannot recommend it enough!


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