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Series cast summary:
Catherine Siachoque ...  Juana Caridad 109 episodes, 1997
Carolina Sabino Carolina Sabino ...  Juana Matilde 109 episodes, 1997
Rafael Novoa Rafael Novoa ...  Ruben Calixto Salguero 109 episodes, 1997
Xilena Aycardi Xilena Aycardi ...  Juana Manny 109 episodes, 1997
Angie Cepeda ...  Juana Valentina 109 episodes, 1997
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A delightful story ensues when the five illegitimate daughters of Don Calixto Salgero - all from different mothers and all named Juana - arrive in the town of Corosal to be near their father and their brother, the gorgeous but shy Ruben Salgero. Juana Valentina is the oldest, impulsive, passionate and the prettiest of them all. Juana Caridad, the "nun," is sweet, quiet and very religious. Juana Bautista has a gypsy bent and is very spiritual and wise. Juana Manny is a born fighter, athletic and aggressive. Juana Matilde, the youngest, is charming, scatterbrained and loves to sing. Dona Salgero, the mortified wife of Calixto, does not know what to do to get these "bastards" out of Corosal. But with the help of her nephew, the buffoonish Manuel F., she schemes to make their lives impossible. And things only get worse when she begins to suspect that her son, Ruben, has fallen in love with one of his sisters. Written by Anonymous

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Delightful and offbeat telenovela
5 January 2003 | by FafaSaysSee all my reviews

This Colombian telenovela (Spanish soap opera) is about five sisters - all named "Juana" (the English equivalent to the name would be "Joan") - Juana Valentina, Juana Bautista, Juana Manny, Juana Caridad and Juana Matilde. The sisters are products of extra-marital affairs that their father, Don Calisto, had with different women. As further proof of the sisters' connection, each girl has a birthmark in the shape of a fish on her buttock.

Each sister has a different personality. The first is feisty and a leader; the second is sports-like; the third is spiritual; the fourth is shy and caring; the last sister is lively and loves to dance and sing.

The presence of the sisters in the small town of Corazol, where their father lives, creates havoc. It also horrifies their father's wife (a high-society snob). She enlists the help of a relative, Manuel Effe, to try to run the sisters out of town. All their plans backfires, as the Juanas outsmart them everytime.

During all the funny drama, a strong attraction develops between the father's son, Ruben and his stepsister, Juana Valentina. Since they are supposed to be related they try to fight their forbidden feelings.

The theme of magic realism, a concept where unusual things suddenly seem normal, are a big part of this story. For example, one of the characters cries crystal tears.

LAS JUANAS (The Joans) was partly filmed on the Colombian coast, an area where author Gabriel Garcia Marquez based his popular book, "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

There's a lot to enjoy in this telenovela.


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