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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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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Release Date:

20 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Did You Know?


Many top Mexican actresses like Sara Maldonado, 'Patricia Manterola' and Susana González auditioned for the role of Rubí. See more »


Maribel De La Fuente: You have the right to force Rubi to leave. Come on I'll go with you.
Sonia Chavarría: No. I thank you for telling me something so important, but Alejandro said he would be back. I believe in him.
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Version of Rubi (1968) See more »


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please answer me...:)
2 May 2005 | by r_i_o_l_i_z_aSee all my reviews

please answer my questions:

1. Will Maribel be treated before marrying Alejandro? 2. What's the name of their son? 3. When will Hector realize that Rubi is an opportunist? what's the instance or situation? 4. i would like to clarify, will Alejandro and Sonia end up together? 5. What will happen to Maribel after she recovers from the loss of hector?

honestly, i don't like to watch this soap because it does't impart values. (sorry if you won't agree) i always believe that influences are packed into two: direct influence and indirect influence... one may say that she/he is not affected but somehow she/he doesn't know that he/she is already affected...

please answer my questions! thanks a lot...:)

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