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Series cast summary:
Mariana Seoane ...  Rebeca Linares 150 episodes, 2003
Ricardo Álamo Ricardo Álamo ...  Eduardo Montalbán 150 episodes, 2003
Víctor Cámara Víctor Cámara ...  Sergio Montalbán 150 episodes, 2003
Gaby Espino ...  Princesa Izaguirre 147 episodes, 2003
Ana Patricia Rojo ...  Niurka Linares 147 episodes, 2003
Leonardo Daniel ...  Adalberto Santander 140 episodes, 2003
Elluz Peraza Elluz Peraza ...  Sara Santos 139 episodes, 2003
Pablo Montero ...  Martín García 139 episodes, 2003
Maite Embil Maite Embil ...  Carolina Montalbán 134 episodes, 2003
Susana Dosamantes ...  Matilde Linares 133 episodes, 2003
Jorge Luis Pila ...  Nicolás Izaguirre 132 episodes, 2003
Katie Barberi ...  Regina Montalbán de Santander 121 episodes, 2003
Adrián Delgado Adrián Delgado ...  Liborio Gil 113 episodes, 2003
Adolfo Cubas Adolfo Cubas ...  Natalio Gil 102 episodes, 2003
Griselda Nogueras ...  Petra Gil 97 episodes, 2003
Pablo Martín Pablo Martín ...  Tony Izaguirre 87 episodes, 2003
Eduardo Rodríguez ...  León Valverde 85 episodes, 2003
Anna Silvetti Anna Silvetti ...  Dionisia Pérez 84 episodes, 2003
Marjorie De Sousa Marjorie De Sousa ...  Gisela Gidalva 82 episodes, 2003
Tatiana Capote Tatiana Capote ...  Amanda Gidalva / ... 79 episodes, 2003
Arianna Coltellacci Arianna Coltellacci ...  Alicia Tejera 77 episodes, 2003
Yina Vélez Yina Vélez ...  Estefanía Dóriga 77 episodes, 2003
Mariam Valero Mariam Valero ...  Zaida Díaz 71 episodes, 2003
Elaiza Gil Elaiza Gil ...  Arcoiris Ponce / ... 68 episodes, 2003
Zhandra De Abreu Zhandra De Abreu ...  Patricia Linares (Patty) 64 episodes, 2003
Jacqueline García Jacqueline García ...  Violeta Pérez 64 episodes, 2003


Rebeca is a hard working young woman, who holds two jobs in order to help her family and attends a night college to achieve a diploma. She lives with her mother Matilde and her two sisters Niurka and Patty. One day Rebeca crashes her delivery truck into the car of Eduardo Montalbán, a rich and dashing playboy. Since the accident a romance develops between them. However, Eduardo's girlfriend, Princesa Izaguirre pushes for a marriage and is determined to eliminate the competition. Rebeca encounters Sergio Montalbán, unaware that he is Eduardo's father. Now father and son will become rivals for the heart of the woman of their dreams. Rebeca's childhood friend and neighbour, Martín has been in love with her for a long time but his feelings aren't shared. Meanwhile Sara Santos, the maid of the Montalbán family hides baffling secrets from her past, one of which being a mistress to Sergio and having a child from him. Written by Lara Cain

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Drama | Romance


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Ricardo Álamo and Marjorie de Sousa, who are married in the series actually got married for real in 2004. But they divorced in 2006. See more »


Performed by Manuel Mijares
Music by Rudy Pérez
Lyrics by Cynthia Salazar (as C. Salazar) & Adrián Posse (as A. Posse)
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It was a great premise, but...
9 October 2005 | by Venus-25See all my reviews was not handled well, resulting in lower prime time ratings than the network expected. That was why it ended up in daytime.

Having seen Mariana Seoane before in AMOR GITANO, I thought she was a logical choice for this novela. What I couldn't imagine until I saw it was how illogically her character behaved; what were the writers thinking?

Were the writers also getting lazy when instead of really giving the audience a run for its money they prejudiced the script too heavily in Eduardo's favor? Of course it is equally likely that this happened because the audience fell in love with the "Swept Away" relationship between Martin and Princessa long before the last "chapter" of the story had been written.

Gaby Espino was definitely a stand-out as the trust fund brat who unwillingly falls in love with a headwaiter. The dream sequence in which she sees herself as a mermaid being caught in Martin's fishing net is a hilarious moment in the early part of this series. We want her to fall in love with Martin because by doing so she is hoisted on her own petard. She finally wants something she cannot have and certainly doesn't deserve... the love of a real man with principles. Not quite hidden under black hair dye, the worst haircut I've ever seen on him, and gallons of tanning cream, the very princely Pablo Montero gives the most consistent performance of the cast as the mature and very protective Martin. Most Mexican viewers probably were hoping that Rebeca would come to her senses and see that he was worth a dozen Eduardos or Sergios.

Not to mention that having a father and a son as rivals over the same woman usually leads to major grief.

The female villains of this story -- and there were too many -- were quite over the top and there were the obligatory cat-fights between them, the most amusing of which were between the more mature female characters who were fighting over Sergio.

I suspect that they shot three different finale episodes; it would be interesting to know whether other audiences saw an alternate version.

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