Fátima Almeida (Alexandra Lencastre) and Maria Laurinda Almeida de Amaral (Margarida Vila-Nova) are mother and daughter. Joined only by the blood tie, but different in everything else that ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Alexandra Lencastre Alexandra Lencastre ...  Fátima Almeida 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Margarida Vila-Nova ...  Maria Laurinda Amaral 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Marco Delgado Marco Delgado ...  Bráulio Fonseca 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Dalila Carmo ...  Bárbara Gomes 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Manuela Couto Manuela Couto ...  Lídia Martins de Mello 213 episodes, 2006-2007
José Wallenstein José Wallenstein ...  Fausto Martins de Mello 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Maria José Pascoal Maria José Pascoal ...  Antónia Martins de Mello 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Rita Blanco Rita Blanco ...  Marta Marques 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Maria João Bastos ...  Raquel Mendes 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Sofia Grilo Sofia Grilo ...  Célia Vasconcelos 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Benedita Pereira ...  Mónica Valentim 213 episodes, 2006-2007
João Ricardo João Ricardo ...  Victor Fernandes 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Cristina Homem de Mello Cristina Homem de Mello ...  Sara Cardoso 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Gracinda Nave ...  Clara Fernandes 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Joana Solnado Joana Solnado ...  Rita Cardoso 213 episodes, 2006-2007
José Fidalgo ...  Bruno Santana 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Pedro Teixeira Pedro Teixeira ...  Bernardo Martins de Mello 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Yolanda Yolanda ...  Beatriz Monteiro e Castro 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Nuno Távora Nuno Távora ...  Filipe Martins de Mello 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Ruy de Carvalho Ruy de Carvalho ...  Artur Mendes 213 episodes, 2006-2007
Marcantonio Del Carlo Marcantonio Del Carlo ...  Fernando Pinto 212 episodes, 2006-2007
Frederico Barata Frederico Barata ...  Tomás Fernandes 212 episodes, 2006-2007
Dânia Neto ...  Daniela Monteiro e Castro 212 episodes, 2006-2007
Ana Guiomar Ana Guiomar ...  Inês Pinto 212 episodes, 2006-2007
Maria Emília Correia Maria Emília Correia ...  Madalena Almeida 211 episodes, 2006-2007
José Neves José Neves ...  Sebastião Marques 211 episodes, 2006-2007
Débora Monteiro Débora Monteiro ...  Helena Gonçalves 211 episodes, 2006-2007
Bruno Belardo Bruno Belardo ...  Chico Fernandes 159 episodes, 2006-2007
Gonçalo Sá Gonçalo Sá ...  Hugo Marques 124 episodes, 2006-2007
Marco D'Almeida ...  Gonçalo Martins de Mello / ... 120 episodes, 2006-2007
Hugo Tavares Hugo Tavares ...  Afonso Martins de Mello 88 episodes, 2006


Fátima Almeida (Alexandra Lencastre) and Maria Laurinda Almeida de Amaral (Margarida Vila-Nova) are mother and daughter. Joined only by the blood tie, but different in everything else that characterizes them. Maria Laurinda is a young woman who hates her name and her low social status and does not look for ways to reach her goal: to live a life away from privations and to marry the bisexual millionaire Afonso Gomes Martins de Mello (Hugo Tavares) to ascend to Wealth and the status of the Martins de Mello family. Afonso is a rich boy, who leads an irresponsible life and dates with Catarina (Mafalda Pinto). Fatima is a hard-working, honest and determined supermarket worker who, knowing one of her daughter's schemes to make money - Maria Laurinda is preparing to make a drug transport - takes her place by letting herself be held in place of the Daughter, in the cold gaze of her, watching the mother's arrest. Fatima is serving a sentence of five years for the crime committed by Maria ... Written by Pedro Gama

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18 June 2006 (Portugal) See more »

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A Vida é Breve See more »

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Barbara Norton de Matos had been spoken to be part of the novel. However, at the time the actress had just give birth to her first daughter, Luz, ultimately not be in the cast. Other actors were originally planned, such as Lia Gama, Margaret Carpenter, Paulo Matos, Danae Magalhães and Marcia Leal. See more »


Follows Ninguém Como Tu (2005) See more »

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