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 Griselda da Silva Pereira 44 episodes, 2011-2012
Christiane Torloni ...
 Tereza Cristina Buarque Siqueira de Velmont 39 episodes, 2011-2012
Adriana Birolli ...
 Patrícia Buarque Siqueira de Velmont 37 episodes, 2011-2012
Caio Castro ...
 José Antenor Pereira da Silva 36 episodes, 2011-2012
Sophie Charlotte ...
 Maria Amália da Silva Pereira 36 episodes, 2011-2012
Dalton Vigh ...
 Renê Velmont 35 episodes, 2011-2012
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 Crodoaldo 'Crô' Valério 35 episodes, 2011-2012
Malvino Salvador ...
 Joaquim José 'Quinzé' Pereira da Silva 34 episodes, 2011-2012
Dira Paes ...
 Celeste Souza Fonseca 33 episodes, 2011-2012
Paulo Rocha ...
 Guaracy Martins 33 episodes, 2011-2012
Júlia Lemmertz ...
 Esther Wolkoff Siqueira 31 episodes, 2011-2012
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 Rafael Fernandes 31 episodes, 2011-2012
Totia Meireles ...
 Zambeze Siqueira 31 episodes, 2011-2012
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 Baltazar Fonseca 30 episodes, 2011-2012
Dan Stulbach ...
 Paulo Buarque Siqueira 29 episodes, 2011
Arlete Salles ...
 Vilma Moreira Prado 29 episodes, 2011-2012
Wolf Maya ...
 Álvaro Siqueira 29 episodes, 2011-2012
Cris Vianna ...
 Dagmar dos Anjos 28 episodes, 2011-2012
Carlos Casagrande ...
 Juan Guilherme Passarelli 28 episodes, 2011-2012
Guilherme Boury ...
Tania Khalill ...
 Letícia Fernandes Prado 27 episodes, 2011-2012
Milena Toscano ...
 Vanessa Tavares Ribas 26 episodes, 2011
Carol Macedo ...
 Solange de Souza Fonseca 25 episodes, 2011-2012
Juliana Knust ...
David Lucas ...
 Renê Velmont Júnior 24 episodes, 2011-2012
Gabriel Pelícia ...
Rafael Zulu ...
Joana Lerner ...
Carlos Machado ...
Renata Sorrah ...
 Daniele Steiner Fraser 23 episodes, 2011-2012
Ricardo Blat ...
 Severino 21 episodes, 2011
Rodrigo Simas ...
 Leandro dos Anjos 21 episodes, 2011
Sandro Pedroso ...
 Mandrake 20 episodes, 2011
Bianca Salgueiro ...
 Carolina Fernandes Prado 20 episodes, 2011
Vitor Lucas ...
 Leonardo dos Anjos 19 episodes, 2011
Katia Moraes ...
Marcelo Brou ...
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1 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Looks and essence is a telenovela that explores the issue of modern-day values. Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro, this modern and entertaining telenovela centers on Griselda, a tough, hard-working handywoman with a very well defined set of values. She managed to raise her small children on her own when her husband disappeared. Now she lives with her three grown kids and one grandson in a fancy neighborhood where she does odd jobs and is well-known and liked by everyone. But her life is far from easy. Her daughter Amalia is hard-working like herself but gets involved with Rafael, a young man with dubious morals. Her son Quinzé was left by his wife, Teodora, who also left behind their small child. Her other son, Antenor, a med student who is embarrassed by Griselda's humble ways, will do anything to keep her away from his life. He falls in love with Patricia, daughter of Rene (Said, The Clone), a reputable chef and restaurant owner, and Teresa Cristina, a vain, unscrupulous woman whose favorite pastime is tormenting her nutty housekeeper, Crô. Rene will be delighted by Griselda's simple but honorable approach to life, arousing jealousy in Teresa Cristina, who eventually becomes her biggest rival taking revenge to the next level with her manipulative ways.Tensions rise after Griselda wins the lottery and people suddenly turn up, like her "dead" husband, Pereirinha, and her son's ex-wife. She will have to face the excessive ambitions of her son, her rival, and ex-husband, among others.With plenty of romance and intrigue, and starring two-time International Emmy nominee, Lilia Cabral in the role of Griselda, this incredibly rich and fun telenovela brings together the true values of friendship, love, and family, as opposed to that of material possessions and appearances.


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