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TV-PG | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | TV Series (2004– )
An ambitious woman of humble background and stunning beauty is determined to change her poor situation, using her seductive skills on a millionaire doctor.
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2004   Unknown  
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Series cast summary:
Bárbara Mori ...  Rubí Pérez Ochoa 26 episodes, 2004
Eduardo Santamarina Eduardo Santamarina ...  Alejandro Cárdenas Ruíz 26 episodes, 2004
Jacqueline Bracamontes ...  Maribel De La Fuente 26 episodes, 2004
Sebastián Rulli ...  Héctor Ferrer Garza 26 episodes, 2004
Ana Martín ...  Refugio Ochoa viuda de Pérez 26 episodes, 2004


Rubi, a young woman who captivates many of her fellow students from the university with her beauty and charm, which many girls envy and many guys desire. Besides her beauty, Rubi is also very poor. Refugio (Rubi's mother) and Christina (Rubi's Sister) are Rubi's only family. Christia is the only one who works to pay the house bills and part of Rubi's half scholarship. Rubi becomes very ashamed of how poor she really is and despises her ghetto neighborhood. At the university, she makes friends with a wealthy but very naive girl named Maribel de la Fuente with a slight defect on her right knee where she wears a knee brace that left her crippled since her childhood. Behind Maribel's back Rubi envies her best friend and wants everything Maribel has because Rubi's ambition is too strong, Rubi will use her beauty to get anything she wants even if it means betraying those who love and care for her because Rubi doesn't love or care for anyone but herself. Written by Cherry Blossom

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Drama | Mystery | Romance


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Alejandro Cárdenas: Are you saying you're going to turn your back on our love just to marry someone with money?
Rubí Pérez: [backs away] Yes.
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User Reviews

i like it a lot
11 July 2006 | by bombonera1990See all my reviews

i must say that its great telenovela here in q8 we all watch it , i like hector because he is Argentinian and he is very hansom , the story is very complicated and this make people eager 2 watch the next episode .the heroes are very good actors .the setting was very nice especially in cancun when i see this serial i really want to visit Mexico to see the beautiful places there . what makes me mad about this telenovela is the way it talks about love we see that rubi is an evil but when it comes to love she is completely another person she sacrifice everything for his sake she even compromise all her dreams for the only man in her life . i think hector is avery poor and sad guy because at the end he will lose it all.

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Official Sites:

esmas [Mexico]





Release Date:

20 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rubí See more »

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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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