Fátima Almeida (Alexandra Lencastre) and Maria Laurinda Almeida de Amaral (Margarida Vila-Nova) are mother and daughter. Joined only by the blood tie, but different in everything else that ... See full summary »
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Alexandra Lencastre ...
 Fátima Almeida (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Maria Laurinda Amaral (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Marco Delgado ...
 Bráulio Fonseca (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Bárbara Gomes (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Manuela Couto ...
 Lídia Martins de Mello (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
José Wallenstein ...
 Fausto Martins de Mello (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Maria José Pascoal ...
 Antónia Martins de Mello (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Rita Blanco ...
 Marta Marques (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Raquel Mendes (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Sofia Grilo ...
 Célia Vasconcelos (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Mónica Valentim (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
João Ricardo ...
 Victor Fernandes (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Cristina Homem de Mello ...
 Sara Cardoso (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Clara Fernandes (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Joana Solnado ...
 Rita Cardoso (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Bruno Santana (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Pedro Teixeira ...
 Bernardo Martins de Mello (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Yolanda ...
 Beatriz Monteiro e Castro (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nuno Távora ...
 Filipe Martins de Mello (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ruy de Carvalho ...
 Artur Mendes (213 episodes, 2006-2007)
Marcantonio Del Carlo ...
 Fernando Pinto (212 episodes, 2006-2007)
Frederico Barata ...
 Tomás Fernandes (212 episodes, 2006-2007)
Dânia Neto ...
 Daniela Monteiro e Castro (212 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ana Guiomar ...
 Inês Pinto (212 episodes, 2006-2007)
Maria Emília Correia ...
 Madalena Almeida (211 episodes, 2006-2007)
José Neves ...
 Sebastião Marques (211 episodes, 2006-2007)
Débora Monteiro ...
 Helena Gonçalves (211 episodes, 2006-2007)
Bruno Belardo ...
 Chico Fernandes (159 episodes, 2006-2007)
Gonçalo Sá ...
 Hugo Marques (124 episodes, 2006-2007)
Marco D'Almeida ...
 Gonçalo Martins de Mello / ... (120 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hugo Tavares ...
 Afonso Martins de Mello (88 episodes, 2006)
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Fátima Almeida (Alexandra Lencastre) and Maria Laurinda Almeida de Amaral (Margarida Vila-Nova) are mother and daughter. Joined only by the blood tie, but different in everything else that characterizes them. Maria Laurinda is a young woman who hates her name and her low social status and does not look for ways to reach her goal: to live a life away from privations and to marry the bisexual millionaire Afonso Gomes Martins de Mello (Hugo Tavares) to ascend to Wealth and the status of the Martins de Mello family. Afonso is a rich boy, who leads an irresponsible life and dates with Catarina (Mafalda Pinto). Fatima is a hard-working, honest and determined supermarket worker who, knowing one of her daughter's schemes to make money - Maria Laurinda is preparing to make a drug transport - takes her place by letting herself be held in place of the Daughter, in the cold gaze of her, watching the mother's arrest. Fatima is serving a sentence of five years for the crime committed by Maria ... Written by Pedro Gama

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