From a poor background, a mother of five has her baby daughter kidnapped and fights for having her back, as time goes by and she rises to a better life with her remaining sons.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Susana Vieira ...
 Maria do Carmo (199 episodes, 2004-2005)
Renata Sorrah ...
 Nazaré (180 episodes, 2004-2005)
José Wilker ...
 Giovanni (171 episodes, 2004-2005)
José Mayer ...
 Dirceu (170 episodes, 2004-2005)
...
 Isabel / ... (163 episodes, 2004-2005)
Leonardo Vieira ...
 Leandro (153 episodes, 2004-2005)
Eduardo Moscovis ...
 Reginaldo (152 episodes, 2004-2005)
...
 Cláudia (149 episodes, 2004-2005)
Marcello Antony ...
 Viriato / ... (148 episodes, 2004-2005)
...
 Viviane (145 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dado Dolabella ...
 Plínio (137 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Maria Eduarda (133 episodes, 2004-2005)
José de Abreu ...
 Josivaldo (117 episodes, 2004-2005)
...
 Sebastião (116 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dan Stulbach ...
 Edgar (113 episodes, 2004-2005)
Carol Castro ...
 Angélica (106 episodes, 2004-2005)
Adriana Lessa ...
 Rita (103 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ângela Vieira ...
 Gisela (103 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jéssica Sodré ...
 Lady Daiane (102 episodes, 2004-2005)
Glória Menezes ...
 Laura (100 episodes, 2004-2005)
Leonardo Miggiorin ...
 Shao Lin (99 episodes, 2004-2005)
Mara Manzan ...
 Janice (99 episodes, 2004-2005)
Wolf Maya ...
 Leonardo (95 episodes, 2004-2005)
Raul Cortez ...
 Pedro (92 episodes, 2004-2005)
Milla Christie ...
 Eleonora (90 episodes, 2004-2005)
Heitor Martinez ...
 João Manoel / ... (85 episodes, 2004-2005)
Marcela Barrozo ...
 Bianca (85 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tania Khalill ...
 Nalva (84 episodes, 2004-2005)
André Gonçalves ...
 Venâncio (80 episodes, 2004-2005)
Thadeu Matos ...
 Bruno (80 episodes, 2004-2005)
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A soap opera about and for the Brazilian worker. A story about people who win in life through their own efforts. A plot that brings Maria do Carmo, mother of five children, as the main spot, a person who won in life fighting for it, but a person which will have as her main battle finding her daughter, kidnapped a little time after she was born. A story about family conflicts and relations spiced with the rescue of values that the society no longer cares about. The plot is divided in two parts: the first one will be 1968, during the beginning of Brazil's Military Dictatorship, and last four and a half chapters; and the second one begins after a long time, the time we're living now. Written by Ikescs

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The history of a mother that lost her daughter, but never lost her faith.

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28 June 2004 (Brazil)  »

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Her Own Destiny  »

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Actress Míriam Pires passed away during filming. Rede Globo's publishing division Editora Globo published "A Cozinha de D. Clementina", with the character's recipes. See more »

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Spin-off Giovanni Improtta (2013) See more »

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Great Story and Acting
26 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Senhora do Destino is a moving story of family and ethics. Susana Vieria is excellent as Maria do Carmo. The story is innovative in presenting flashbacks and linking the past and present. This is ultimately a story of love and family. The characters are so well written. I found the acting to be superb and was moved to tears often. The premise of losing a child is so sad but there is wonderful humor and irony often by the villain. Maria do Carmo is such a strong woman, who has strong beliefs, independence and passion. I found this plot to be excellent like Da Cor do Pecado. I think the best soaps definitely are developed in Brazil. If you have the opportunity to see this story it is a wonderful investment in time. I found that I missed the characters and felt the loss once the story was over. That is good writing and acting. Enjoy this ride because you won't be disappointed.


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