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 ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Adela Noriega ...  Cristina Miranda 154 episodes, 1998-1999
...  Luciana Duval 154 episodes, 1998-1999
...  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
...  Ana Joaquina Velarde 122 episodes, 1998-1999
...  Alonso del Ángel 110 episodes, 1998-1999
Mauricio Herrera ...  Franco 108 episodes, 1998-1999
María Sorté ...  Vivian del Ángel 104 episodes, 1998-1999
...  Nicolás Obregón 103 episodes, 1998-1999
...  José María 'Chema' Ramos López 94 episodes, 1998-1999
Mario Casillas ...  Miguel Beltrán 76 episodes, 1998-1999
...  Rebeca 75 episodes, 1998-1999
Aurora Alonso ...  Imelda Salazar 75 episodes, 1998-1999
Rodrigo Vidal ...  Artemio Salazar 71 episodes, 1998-1999
Lourdes Munguía ...  Ofelia Beltrán 70 episodes, 1998-1999
...  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


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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13 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Právo na lásku  »

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The best telenovela I've seen
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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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