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Yo soy Betty, la fea 

An outcast in a prominent fashion company, a sweet-hearted and unattractive assistant falls hopelessly in love with her boss.
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Series cast summary:
Ana Maria Orozco Ana Maria Orozco ...  Beatriz Aurora 'Betty' Pinzón Solano 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Jorge Enrique Abello Jorge Enrique Abello ...  Armando Mendoza Sáenz 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Natalia Ramírez Natalia Ramírez ...  Marcela Valencia 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Lorna Paz Lorna Paz ...  Patricia Fernández 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Luis Mesa Luis Mesa ...  Daniel Valencia 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Julián Arango Julián Arango ...  Hugo Lombardi 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Ricardo Vélez Ricardo Vélez ...  Mario Calderón 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Mario Duarte Mario Duarte ...  Nicólas Mora 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Kepa Amuchastegui Kepa Amuchastegui ...  Roberto Mendoza 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Talú Quintero Talú Quintero ...  Margarita Sáenz de Mendoza 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Jorge Herrera Jorge Herrera ...  Hermes Pinzón Galarza 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Adriana Franco Adriana Franco ...  Julia Solano Galindo de Pinzón 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Pilar Uribe ...  María Beatriz Valencia 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Júlio César Herrera Júlio César Herrera ...  Freddy Stewart Contreras 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Dora Cadavid Dora Cadavid ...  Inés 'Inesita' Peña de Gómez 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Stefanía Gómez Stefanía Gómez ...  Aura María Fuentes 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Paula Peña Paula Peña ...  Sofía de Rodríguez 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Luces Velásquez Luces Velásquez ...  Bertha Muñoz de González 169 episodes, 1999-2001
Marcela Posada Marcela Posada ...  Sandra Patiño (La Jirafa) 169 episodes, 1999-2001
María Eugenia Arboleda ...  Mariana Valdéz 169 episodes, 1999-2001
David Ramírez David Ramírez ...  Wilson Camejo Mejía (Security Guard) 81 episodes, 1999-2001
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An outcast in a prominent fashion company, a sweet-hearted and unattractive assistant falls hopelessly in love with her boss.

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Taglines:

El Mundo se enamorará de ella (The World will fall in love with her)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

Colombia

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 October 1999 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

I Am Betty, the Ugly Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia

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RCN Televisión See more »
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(original)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Brazilian actress Taís Araújo guest stars in an episode mostly because her telenovela Xica da Silva (1996) became a huge hit in Colombia. See more »

Goofs

In one of the later episodes, Betty, out of fury, imagines herself slapping Armando into a lamp. Armando rubs the wrong side of his cheek, after falling into the lamp. See more »

Connections

Version of The Prettiest Ugly Girl (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Se Dice de Mí
(Theme Song)
(Francisco Canaro / César Escola / Ivo Pelay)
Performed by Yolanda Rayo
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Very funny, Very Sad, and Very Real – A Unique telenovela!
15 October 2002 | by FafaSaysSee all my reviews

Fernando Gaitan wrote this Colombian novela, YO SOY BETTY LA FEA (I am Betty the Ugly). It stars leading actors, Ana Maria Orozco as Betty the Ugly, Jorge Enrique Abello as Armando Mendoza, her love interest, and a fine cast.

The story is about Betty, an intelligent but unattractive woman, who is unable to find a job mainly because of her looks. She finally finds a lower level position as a secretary to the president of a fashion company.

During her time at the fashion company, Betty works her way from the position as a secretary to an assistant. Later, she becomes the secret owner of the company. In the mean time, Betty is teased and taunted by other staff members. She makes friends with a group of office workers called the Cartel de Feas (The Ugly Women's Group). Gradually, with the help of a friend, Betty's self-confidence and physical appearance improves.

When the company is in serious trouble, Betty is able to rescue the business from failure. Betty helps the company staff and she also falls in love with the young handsome president, Armando, who never notices her. Eventually Betty's smart mind, good heart, character and loyalty catch Armando's attention. Despite Betty's homely appearance, he eventually falls in love with her. However, Armando's affection may come too late for Betty. His previous insensitive actions badly hurt her. Will Betty become successful in her love and professional life? That's for the viewers to find out!

Over 80 million viewers from Colombia and 21 other countries, including the U.S., have enjoyed this ethical story about how courage, inner beauty and brainpower can conquer others' perception of physical looks. BETTY LA FEA is told in such a witty, comical, and sometimes serious manner that you'll find yourself vigorously supporting the heroine, laughing, crying, and shouting at the television screen when you watch it.


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