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El privilegio de amar 

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 Adela Noriega ...  Cristina Miranda 154 episodes, 1998-1999
Helena Rojo ...  Luciana Duval 154 episodes, 1998-1999
Andrés García ...  Andrés Duval 154 episodes, 1998-1999
René Strickler René Strickler ...  Víctor Manuel Duval Rivera 153 episodes, 1998-1999
César Évora César Évora ...  Father Juan de la Cruz Velarde 144 episodes, 1998-1999
Sabine Moussier Sabine Moussier ...  Lorenza Torres 144 episodes, 1998-1999
Isadora González Isadora González ...  Maclovia 140 episodes, 1998-1999
Adriana Nieto Adriana Nieto ...  Lizbeth Duval 134 episodes, 1998-1999
Cynthia Klitbo Cynthia Klitbo ...  Tamara de la Colina 129 episodes, 1998-1999
Nuria Bages 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 Mauricio Herrera ...  Franco 108 episodes, 1998-1999
María Sorté 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 Mario Casillas ...  Miguel Beltrán 76 episodes, 1998-1999
Lorena Velázquez ...  Rebeca 75 episodes, 1998-1999
Aurora Alonso Aurora Alonso ...  Imelda Salazar 75 episodes, 1998-1999
Rodrigo Vidal Rodrigo Vidal ...  Artemio Salazar 71 episodes, 1998-1999
Lourdes Munguía Lourdes Munguía ...  Ofelia Beltrán 70 episodes, 1998-1999
Claudio Báez ...  Cristóbal 69 episodes, 1998-1999
Carlos Amador Carlos Amador ...  Fidencio 69 episodes, 1998-1999
Maty Huitrón Maty Huitrón ...  Bárbara Rivera 65 episodes, 1998-1999
Consuelo Duval 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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Release Date:

13 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Právo na lásku See more »

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Production Co:

Televisa S.A. de C.V. See more »
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(155 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Well written, well acted, well directed.
20 November 2002 | by lozeeroseSee all my reviews

This is undoubtedly the best Mexican novela I have ever seen. The acting is superb and the writing is equally as good. As for the director, she is very aggressive and often uses techniques and angles usually not found in telenovelas. It is simply - a great viewing experience.

As I write this, the story unfolds towards the climactic finish at a heart-pounding pace. It is in its final weeks but it is still worth a look-see for those interested in what American soaps wish they were.

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