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|Created by||Alberto Gómez|
|Written by||Alberto Gómez|
|Directed by||Tito Rojas
Jorge Luis Pila
|Opening theme||Acorralada by Ángel Arce|
|Ending theme||Acorralada by Ángel Arce|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||187|
|Executive producer(s)||Peter Tinoco
Ana Teresa Arismendi
|Running time||42–47 minutes|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Preceded by||Olvidarte Jamas|
|Followed by||Amor Comprado|
Acorralada (Trapped) is an American telenovela produced by Venevisión. Univision aired Acorralada from January 2007 to October 2007 on weekday afternoons at 2 pm central. It was rebroadcast in late 2011 through April 2012 on Univision's sister network, Telefutura. It was filmed in Miami, Florida (USA), and lasted about 187 episodes. It is the second long-running telenovela that Venevisión Productions has produced without its former co-producer Fonovideo.
It began airing in Venezuela on December 10, 2008 in the 11 pm timeslot on Venevisión and finished on July 25, 2009 with seven months of airing and being the most successful telenovela for its timeslot since La Fea Más Bella.
Venevision International released Acorralada on DVD in the United States on December 2, 2008, a week before its debut on Venezuelan television. The DVD set consists of three discs, and has a running time of 596 minutes. The show is heavily edited in order to fit into three discs. Neither Venevision nor Univision have plans to offer a more complete version.
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The background for the novela is that Octavia Irazabel is the owner of a giant perfume factory, has an amazing mansion, and an enormous fortune, however none of it is hers. Years ago, she stole everything she now owns from Fedora or La Gavoita. As well as stealing her fortune, she also stole Fedora's two daughters and gave them away. Octavia's husband killed Fedora's husband and the two of them, with the help of Octavia's sister, Yolanda, blame Fedora for the murder. Fedora is unfairly locked away in a jail cell while Octavia kills her own husband and tells Yolanda to remain quiet or she'll kill her too. Fedora's two daughters, Diana and Gaby, end up in the hands of an elderly woman who receives them and money to keep the girls and to never say anything. The woman is known to Diana and Gaby as their grandma. Octavia has three children: Max, Larry, and Paola. During a business trip, Octavia became pregnant and the result was Paola. Due to Paola being a "product of sin", Octavia treats her terribly.
The novel begins two years prior to the present day. Maximiliano Irazabal, the oldest son of the Irazabal family, is celebrating his recent marriage to the beautiful Marfil, while his friends Camila and Gerardo look on with something less than best wishes for the pair. They were both jilted by Maximiliano and Marfil for each other. Gerardo happens upon Marfil while she's talking to Bruna on her cellphone, reminding her not to forget about her birth control pills. He confronts her and attempts to blackmail her into continuing their relationship, lest he tell Maximiliano that she's lying to him about getting pregnant. When Marfil refuses, he attempts to have his way with her. Camila stumbles upon them and, hoping to win back Maximiliano, informs them of their "tryst." Maximiliano punches Gerardo and warns him that he'll kill him if he ever lays a finger on his wife again. Before they can make it out of Gerardo's mansion, Gerardo pulls a gun and shoots at Marfil. The shot only grazes her, but she plunges into the pool, seemingly dead.
Across town, at the nearby prison, a young woman named Fedora Garces Soriano receives some good news. She's a free woman, after being behind bars for years, accused of killing her husband. But the crime was actually committed by another person—rich businesswoman Octavia Irazabal, Maximiliano's mother. Thanks to Octavia's treachery, she has lost her entire fortune, her perfume business, and her two daughters. She manages to find a job as a lounge singer at a local watering hole, and renames herself "La Gaviota".
In yet another household, Diana Soriano and her sister Gabriela (Gaby) are getting ready to go to Diana's graduation from nursing school, where she has graduated at the top of her class.
Fast forward to two years later. Max and Camila have resumed dating, but she is getting impatient with his reticence at getting remarried to her, despite his wife Marfil having been declared dead of a cerebral hemorrhage brought on by Gerardo's murder attempt.
Meanwhile, Gaby has found a job at the Irazabal mansion as a maid, and has a crush on Max's younger brother Larry, but is heartbroken when she learns that Larry is engaged to Pilar. Gaby discovers that Pilar is actually cheating on him with another man, Kike, but keeps the information secret because it's not her place as a servant to tell him. His half-sister, Paola, however, also discovers them together, and is nowhere near as reserved. Unfortunately for Larry, she doesn't say anything either. At the wedding, Pilar hesitates to take the vows, and eventually runs out of the church and onto Quique's motorcycle, leaving poor Larry heartbroken and confused. Larry soon discovers that Gaby is deeply in love with him. In an attempt to forget Pilar, Larry marries Gaby in Las Vegas. He soon reliazes it was a mistake, his mother and Bruna treat Gaby really bad but Larry does nothing. Gaby leaves the mansion and moves back in with her grandma. After she leaves Larry reliazes he does love her but doesn't have the guts to stand up to his mother. Pilar returns and asks Larry for forgiveness. He accepts and the two begin dating. During a party Gaby shows up with Kike making Larry jealous. Larry attempts to talk to Gaby but due to Fedora watching her Gaby insults him and continues to ask for drinks at the same time she flirts with him. This makes Pilar jealous, she begins to argue with Gaby. Gaby then turns around and kisses Larry, she follows that up by throwing her drink in Pilar's face. Later on Larry tells Gaby that he loves her and wants to get married by the church so that they can move away from all the hate going on. Gaby agrees. On the wedding day Gaby is waiting for Larry. As Larry is driving to the church Kike runs out, Larry steps on the brakes. Kike then throws himself on Larry's car and pretends to be run over. Pilar calls the cops, Larry is then arrested. The whole "accident" had been a plan by Pilar and Kike because Pilar wants Larry back and Kike wants to have whatever Larry has. Gaby runs out of the church crying upset that Larry left her at the altar. Meanwhile, Larry is in jail crying because he feels that Gaby hates him. Pilar then gets pregnant with Kike's child but she claims its Larry's. As time goes on Fedora, who has now been revealed as Diana's and Gaby's mother, makes Gaby marry Kike. After the wedding Gaby runs off Larry and the two spend time together but when Gaby returns Kike is furious and claims she made him look like a fool. He then rapes her and forbids her from ever seeing Larry again.
Just as her nursing instructor predicted, Diana has become a skilled and popular nurse at the local hospital, one that has attracted the attention of womanizing doctor Ignacio Montiel. One day, he calls her into his office and suggests that he comes by his apartment one night to discuss nursing, suggesting that she is his first choice for a trauma nurse spot. Diana is slightly suspicious, but accepts Ignacio's offer all the same.
Arriving at Ignacio's apartment later that evening, she finds it lit by candlelight, and is even more suspicious of Ignancio's intentions. He offers her a drink, but she declines and suggests that he not drink either, since he's performing surgery the next day. Her suspicions are confirmed when she catches a glimpse of him pouring something from a small vial into her drink. Diana takes the tainted drink, flings it in Ignacio's face and informs him that she saw him spike her drink. Ignacio drops all pretense of subtlety and professionalism and attempts to force her. Diana knocks him onto the couch and throws melted wax in his face, setting the apartment on fire in the process. She flees, but a slow elevator allows him to catch up with her. She shakes him off, and he falls down the stars. Diana runs away, not bothering to see if Ignacio's still alive. Later on, while commiserating with his friend Andres, he conspires to frame Diana for theft and attempted murder, using Andres as a false witness.
The next day, Diana gets a surprise visit from Ignacio, accompanied by two cops who arrest her for aggravated robbery and attempted murder. She ends up sharing a cell with "La Gaviota", who is in jail herself after stopping Andres from slashing Caramelo, the bar owner's daughter, when she cuts him off. Fedora tells Diana her story, and the two women become fast friends, and Fedora offers to defend Diana. When she is released after the charges against her are dropped, Fedora convinces the bar owner, Paco, to bail Diana out of jail. He doesn't understand why, but Fedora tells him that Diana reminds her a lot of herself. Diana is grateful to Fedora and Paco. Unfortunately, she is called into the nursing director's office, where she is told that she will be suspended pending the outcome of the trial. Outraged that nobody will believe her innocence, she quits, but not before slapping Ignacio and letting him know where he stands with her.
Maximiliano suggests that his mother hire a nurse for Octavia's aging mother-in-law, Doña Santa, who is suffering from senility. Octavia is opposed to the idea, preferring that the poor old woman rot away in a mental ward, but she consents anyway. Diana calls Gaby to tell her that she quit, then Gaby tells her that she can get her the job caring for Doña Santa. Octavia is cold towards her, but her sister Yolanda is impressed with her, so Diana gets the job.
When Maximiliano first meets Diana, he's somewhat taken aback. He swears he's seen her before. And indeed he has...being led away in handcuffs, sobbing her innocence while his friend Ignacio looked on. Of course, he doesn't know this, yet, but since that day, he's been unable to get her out of his mind. He wins over his heart with the kindness and respect with which he treats Doña Santa. Gaby tells Diana about a room in the house that is under constant lock and key, and only the head maid Bruna and Maximiliano go in and out of it due to the fact that Marfil, thought by all to be dead but really in a coma. Upon the hiring of Diana, Bruna, the actual mother of Marfil and her twin sister Deborah though no one knows this, shows an automatic disliking to her because she is very pretty and could make Max fall in out of love with Marfil and fall in love with her. In an attempt to continue to live a lavish lifestyle Bruna calls Deborah and pleads her to return to Miami so she can take Marfil's place and fake being Max's wife. Deborah returns, fakes waking up from the coma and pretends to being Marfil.
Paco is carrying a torch for Fedora, but she keeps him at arm's length, devoting herself to finding her two daughters and avenging herself upon Octavia. Paco is also the real father of Paola but neither he, Paola and his other daughter Caramelo know this. Carmelo marries Pancho, brother of Diego and son of Lala. However he also marries Paola, without either of the girls knowing. When it is revealed Caramelo and Paola hate each other and fight. Later on, when Paola is running away from her mom she gets hit with a car. Yolanda rushes to tell Paco but doesn't know why he should care, Yolanda then tells him that Paola is his real daughter. At the hospital Octavia admits to keeping this secret. Paco and Caramelo stay with Paola and say sorry for everything and that they love her. Paola then dies. Paco yells at Octavia and tells her that she hates her for keeping from him and Caramelo that Paola was his daughter.
Diana's and Maximiliano's love is all consuming, and soon Diana reveals that she is pregnant with his son. She later married Diego, a man who was deeply in love with her, but she only saw as a friend. After the wedding, Ignacio shot Diego as revenge for losing the trial, leaving him paralyzed below the hips, and in a wheelchair. Marfil was left with a woman known as Isabel, the aunt of Deborah's husband Andrés. Marfil goes to Houston, so that she can receive special treatments, but she later returns to Miami to reclaim her rightful place. She kidnaps Deborah, and locks her in a cabin. She eventually imprisons Diana there, too. Deborah managed to switch places with Marfil by knocking her unconscious. Marfil's original plans were to take her far away to a dangerous jungle, presumably the Amazon Rainforest. The plane that was taking Diana, Marfil, Andres, and Ignacio crashed, but the four managed to survive. Andrez and Ignacio got in a fight, and shot Andrez in the leg. Then they split up, Diana, trying to run, tripped, and got amnesia. She was found unconscious by a man who working in a Convent. The others thought that Diana was lost, and presumed her to be dead. Diego's legs healed little by little, and eventually he was able walk. Maximiliano got enough information to figure out Diana's location in the jungle. They went to the convent, and there they found Diana, who was not fully healed from her amnesia. They escaped from the convent, and Max and Diana went back to Miami. Back in the jungle, Ignacio tried to drown Marfil, thinking she was Deborah. The same man who found Diana found Marfil, about to die in the river. Once in the convent, she disguised herself as a nun, and called Andres in Miami to come and save her. Deborah had already took Marfil's place. In an act of vengeance, Marfil kidnapped Deborah, locked her up in the same cabin, Andres threw gasoline all over the cabin, and burned the cabin down, leaving with Marfil. Max, who was in the hospital after an injury, had a vision in a dream of a woman who looked like Marfil, but was not her. Will the good guys win? Or will evil hold everyone in its clutches?
- Alejandra Lazcano as Diana Garcés Soriano Irázabal- Main heroine, sister of Gaby, Daughter of Fedora, in love with Maximiliano, Mother of Max Jr.
- David Zepeda as Maximiliano "Max" Irázabal/ Alejandro Salvatierra - Main hero, son of Octavia, brother of Larry and Paola, in love with Diana, Father of Max Jr.
- Maritza Rodríguez as Marfil Mondragon de Irázabal - Max's wife - Villain (Dies by accidental poisoning)/ Deborah Mondragón de Dávila - Twin sister of Marfil, Villain (Killed by the police)
- Jorge Luis Pila as Diego Suárez - In love with Diana, hates Maximiliano, Good then Villain, (Killed by a shark)
- Mariana Torres as Gabriela "Gaby" Garcés Soriano - Diana's sister, daughter of Fedora, in love with Larry (marries Larry in Series Finale),Raped by Andres and Kike, kills Andrés after attempted rape
- Roberto Mateos as Francisco "Paco" Vásquez - Father of Caramelo, Biological father of Paola, In love with Fedora, Marries Octavia (At the end goes to Puerto Rico)
- Sonya Smith as Fedora "La Gaviota" Garcés Soriano - Mother of Diana and Gabriela, in love with Paco first but then with Rodrigo and has a child with him
- Frances Ondiviela as Octavia Alarcón de Irázabal / Alicia - Mother of Max, Larry and Paola, hates Fedora - Villain (Killed by a train during a fight with Fedora)
- Ofelia Cano as Yolanda Alarcón - sister of Octavia, aunt of Paola, Larry and Max, Marries Rene(Goes to jail but gets released)
- Alicia Plaza as Bruna Pérez - Mother of Marfil and Deborah - Villain (Dies of heart attack)
- Griselda Noguera as Lala Suárez - Worker at the Irázabal mansion, Mother of Diego and Pancho
- Virna Flores as Camila Linares - In love with Max, hates Diana and Marfil, Villain (Goes to jail for her part in the attempt killing of Maximiliano)
- Maritza Bustamante as Caramelo Vásquez - Paco's daughter, Paola's half sister, in love with Emilio, Married then divorces Pancho
- Elizabeth Gutiérrez as Paola Irázabal - Daughter of Octavia and Paco, Max, Larry, and Caramelo's sister, Marries Pancho but marriage is void (Run over by a car while running away from Octavia)
- William Levy as Larry Irázabal - Son of Octavia, Brother of Maximiliano and Paola, in love with Gaby, engaged to Pilar, Hated by Kike (Marries Gaby in series finale)
- Mariana Huerdo as Silvita Delgado, Cousin of Camila and Emilio
- Maria Valentina Bove as Sharon Gill - Virginia's and Rodrigo's daughter, in love with Larry, mentally ill, Villain (Goes to insane asylum)
- Diana Osorio as Pilar Álamo - Larry's ex-girlfriend - Villain
- Orlando Fundichely as Ignacio Montiel, Doctor, attempts to rape Diana, almost marries Octavia Villain (Goes to jail for kidnapping Diana and the real Marfil)
- Paulo Cesar Quevedo as René Romero, Paola's friend, Marries Yolanda(Goes to Germany)
- Yul Bürkle as Andrés Dávila- husband of Deborah, nephew of Isabel- Villain (Shot by Gaby in self-defense when he attempts to rape her)
- Julian Gil as Francisco "Pancholón" Suárez-first good later Villain (At the end stays in Santo Domingo)
- Raúl Olivo as Emilio Linares - Brother of Camila, Max's best friend, in love with Caramelo, Cousin of Silvita
- Juan Vidal as Kike Díaz, Marries Gaby, Hates Larry Villain (Killed by police)
- Liannet Borrego as Nancy - Worker at the Irázabal mansion, In love with Diego
- Nelida Ponce as Miguelina Soriano - Grandmother of Diana and Gabriela, mother of Fedora "La Gaviota"
- Grettel Trujillo as Isabel- Villain, accomplice of Octavia, Aunt of Andrés (At the end went out)
- Miguel Gutierrez as Licenciado Reynosa - (Killed shot by Octavia)
- Lucero Lazo as Dona Santa de Alarcón-mother of Horacio, grandmother of Maximiliano and Larry
- Héctor Soberón as Horacio Irázabal -father of Maximiliano and Larry, husband of Octavia, son of Santa, Killer of Fedora's husband, Villain (Dies poisoned by Octavia)
- Corina Azopardo as Jueza Villagrande
- Sebastián Ligarde as Licenciado Borges
- Khotan as Gerardo
- Andrés Gadrcía Jr. as Alvaro / Pablo
- Armando Acevedo as Gomez
- Julio Capote as Lorenzo
- Nury Flores as Mercedes- godmother of Marcela
- Mirta Renée as Marcela- wife of Maximiliano, in love with Leonardo
- Rosina Grosso as Sandy- friend of Irazabal family
- Yami Quintero as Iris- friend of Irazabal family
- Claudia Reyes as Fiona Valente- in love with Max, villain (Dies buried alive by Diego and Marfil)
- Ivette Gazzaneo as Dulce
|Diana Gárces Soriano||Alejandra Lazcano||Heroine||A young, skilled nurse who is a caretaker for Doña Santa, Maximiliano Irazábal's grandmother. She is forced to take the job in the Irazábal house when she is suspended from her hospital job following a false accusation by Dr. Ignacio Montiel. She falls in love with Maximiliano, but she cuts him out of her life when he chooses to believe Ignacio's lies. Unfortunately, she discovers that she's pregnant by Maximiliano, and she decides to marry Diego Suarez, a family friend. She doesn't love him, but at least her child will have a father. Eventually she leaves Diego, but it will take a miracle to get them back together again—or at least a pair of loveless marriages, a couple of kidnappings and a few murder attempts on them both...||Marries Maximiliano in the series finale|
|Maximiliano Irazábal/Alejandro Salvatierra||David Zepeda||Hero||Oldest of the Irazábal siblings. Originally married to Marfil, until she suffered a stroke. Dated Camila for two years before Marfil regained consciousness, but by that time he had fallen in love with Diana Soriano. Their relationship is rocky, but manages to survive everything—including kidnapping, attempted murder and a few loveless marriages between the two. Following the fire at the psychiatric hospital meant to kill him, he plans his revenge against his would-be assassins, Diego, Camila and Ignacio. After two years, he reemerges as suave millionaire Alejandro Salvatierra to take revenge on his perceived enemies, one of whom he thinks is Diana. He forces himself on her, hoping to avenge her infidelity with Diego, only to discover that she and Diego had never slept together at all. Fearing that this time he's passed the point of no return with Diana, he officially divorces Marfil and marries his secretary Marcela, hoping to forget about her. It doesn't work, and Max and Diana finally realize they're meant to be together, no matter what's happened in the past. They wed in a spectacular double wedding alongside his brother Larry and her sister Gaby.||Marries Diana in the series finale|
|Octavia Alarcón Viuda de Irazábal||Frances Ondiviela||Villainess||The head of the Irazábal family and head of one of the largest perfume distributors in the US. She swindled the business out from under close friend Fedora Garcés' nose, then framed Fedora for the murder of her husband, a crime for which she went to prison. Later poisoned her husband and co-conspirator, Horacio. Following her ejection from both the Irazábal mansion and the perfume business, she strikes back at Fedora by first killing her lawyer, then by reappearing as Paco Vazquez's long-lost love, Alicia and spinning the truth about what she did to Fedora to favor her. Paco marries her, but soon discovers that Fedora was right all along. Octavia isn't afraid to kill, and does so multiple times during the series. In addition to Pedro Ledesma, Fedora's husband, and Fedora's lawyer, she also makes attempts against Fedora herself; her own sister Yolanda; and against Dr. Ignacio Montiel, who she seeks to kill for having tried to kill Maximiliano.||Killed by a train during a fight with Fedora in the series finale|
|Marfil Mondragón de Irazábal||Maritza Rodriguez||Villainess||Wife of Maximiliano Irazábal. Suffered a stroke and was in a coma for two years. By that time, Deborah had taken her place as Maximiliano's wife. After regaining consciousness, Bruna told her of her plan to save their cut of the Irazábal fortune, but she knew that Deborah would never give it up without a fight. With the help of her caretaker, Isabel, she went into rehab in Houston, emerging to take her revenge on both Deborah and Diana by attempting to steal Diana's newborn child, then kidnapping both Diana herself and Deborah to leave them in an asylum in the middle of the jungle. Deborah overpowers her and escapes to Miami again. When Marfil tries to escape herself, Ignacio drowns her and leaves her for dead. However, she ends up at the same mission as Diana. She then makes contact with Andres and they plan to take their revenge on Ignacio, Diana and Deborah. They find Deborah and burn down her hideout. Following her divorce from Max, she sets her sights on Pedro Salvatierra, planning to murder him and take his money, but her plan backfires when she accidentally drinks the poisoned drink meant for him. Before her death, she confesses to all of her crimes, with the exception of the attempted kidnapping of Diana's child.||Accidentally poisons herself while trying to poison Don Pedro Salvatierra|
|Deborah Mondragón de Dávila||Maritza Rodriguez||Villainess||Marfil's twin sister. Attempts to take Marfil's place as Maximiliano's husband. Marfil regains consciousness and after undergoing rehabilitation therapy in Houston, she reemerges first to frame Deborah for the attempted kidnapping of Diana's child, then to kidnap Deborah herself and take her rightful place at Maximiliano's side again. She is then taken along with Diana to an secluded cabin, where they will both then be taken to an asylum in the jungle. Deborah, however, gets the upper hand and leaves Marfil trapped with Diana. Once again, Deborah returns to Max until she attempts to blind him after he announces he's following through with the divorce. Andres and Marfil track her down to her hideout and burn it down, killing her. Or so everyone believes. In fact, she reappears several weeks later as "Raisa", a young woman recovering from disfiguring burns at the same hospital her mother Bruna has been taken to. She attempts to kill Bruna, but is unsuccessful. She also attempts to kill Marfil, but she is surrounded by the police and killed in a shootout.||Shot and killed by the police during a standoff|
|Diego Suarez||Jorge Luis Pila||Hero, turned Villain||Son of Lala, a maid in the Irazábal house and close friend of Diana's grandmother. Becomes Diana's husband even though she doesn't love him, but on their wedding day is shot and paralyzed by Andrés Dávila. He becomes bitter towards both Diana and Maximiliano when she leaves him due to his increasingly abusive behavior. Eventually regains the use of his legs, but keeps his recovery a secret from everyone except Marfil, Pancholón and Nancy, but Silvita discovers the truth and informs Diana. At first nobody believes Silvita, but Diego is caught out again by Fedora while trying to strangle Silvita. Both Fedora and Diana demand that he leave immediately. Diego then becomes obsessed with causing harm to both Diana and Maximiliano, even going so far as to get a deranged Bruna to kidnap baby Maximiliano, attack Diana in Emilio's apartment, conspire with Ignacio and Camila to kill Maximiliano by burning down the psychiatric hospital he's been committed to, and causing Diana to miscarry Maximiliano's second child while attempting to murder her. He finally confronts Maximiliano one last time, but is unable to do more than wound him. To avoid capture by the police, he attempts to swim out to sea, but is attacked and eaten by a shark.||Killed by a shark while attempting to flee the police|
|Fedora Garcés Ledesma "La Gaviota"||Sonya Smith||Heroine||Biological mother of Diana and Gaby Soriano. Original owner of the perfume distribution business, until it was stolen out from under her by Octavia and Horacio Irazábal. Horacio killed her husband Pedro, Octavia framed her for the crime, and Fedora spent the next few years in jail for it, but not before her twin girls were taken from her. While in prison, she gets her license to practice law, which she puts to good use to defend Diana against false charges of larceny and attempted murder by Dr. Ignacio Montiel. She is able to regain all that was taken from her, including her twin girls, who turn out to be Diana and Gaby Soriano. Unfortunately, she loses Paco to his great lost love, Alicia, who later is revealed to be Octavia. This betrayal sends her into an alcoholic tailspin. Her recovery is helped by a young lawyer named Rodrigo, who she meets while preparing to defend Gaby against murder charges. They marry, but their new marriage is tested by Rodrigo's mentally ill daughter, Sharon, who temporarily drives a wedge between them. They reconcile with a little help from Silvita, and Fedora is soon pregnant with her third child. But that pregnancy is threatened when Octavia paralyses her with a deadly spider. The anti-venom to counteract the spider bite is so dangerous to the fetus that an emergency abortion is a very real possibility. Fedora insists on carrying the baby to term, and the abortion is not performed. Octavia and Fedora meet for one final showdown, and even though she's in a wheelchair, she manages to give as good as she gets. Sharon also makes one last attempt against her life, and it is during that attempt that Fedora's legs work for a brief moment. Later, she is able to regain full mobility, and their son is born, completely healthy and unharmed by the antivenim. She is also finally able to let go of the hatred that has been driving her for so many years, and that includes allowing her daughters to finally be with the men they love, the Irazábal brothers.|
|Dr. Ignacio Montiel||Orlando Fundichely||Villain||Young, womanizing doctor that works at the hospital where Diana is a nurse at the beginning of the series. He lures Diana to his apartment under the pretext of discussing a spot for her on his trauma team, but Diana catches him trying to spike her drink with something. He attempts to rape her, but she throws candle wax in his face, sets his apartment on fire and pushes him down the stairs. He files false charges of attempted larceny and attempted murder, causing her to lose her job at the hospital. Attempts to blackmail Camila by threatening to reveal to Maximiliano that she abandoned her child by him. After failing to get Diana sent to prison, he becomes obsessed with having her sexually. She uses this to her advantage to frame him for stealing narcotics from the hospital, for which he loses his license to practice medicine. He conspires with Marfil to kidnap both Diana and Deborah to get rid of them forever, but the plan fails. With Diego Suarez and Camila Linares' help, he drugs Maximiliano to make him appear insane and gets him committed, then burns down the psychiatric hospital. Eventually, Max reappears as suave millionaire Alejandro Salvatierra and loans Ignacio $10,000, using his condo as collateral. He becomes engaged to Octavia Irazábal, but leaves her waiting at the altar after Diana springs another trick on him. In her rage, Octavia shoots him in the arm, and Max—after revealing his true identity—takes possession of his condo and reports his crime to the police. Now a homeless fugitive, Ignacio makes one last desperate attempt against Diana, but he has to run to escape the police. Unfortunately for him, his attempt brings back Diana's memories of the kidnapping, and she files charges against him. When Octavia is forced to share Isabel's hideout with him, she stabs him when he attempts to rape her, but he later repays the favor during Octavia's fight with Fedora by stabbing her in the back. He tries to escape, but in his weakened state, he is unable to get far, and Rodrigo is able to restrain him until the police arrive. He finally ends up behind bars, but he also fingers Camila as an accomplice.||Sent to prison for kidnapping and murder for burning down the psychiatric hospital|
|Quique Diaz||Juan Vidal||Villain||Rival of Larry Irazabal. Causes Larry's fiancée Pilar to leave him at the altar. Diana later contacts him to pretend to be Gaby's boyfriend in order to make Larry jealous. Eventually, Gaby and Quique marry, even though she doesn't love him. He is physically abusive to Gaby and eventually gets himself thrown out of the Irazabal mansion, but continues a physical relationship with Sharon Gill, which ends when they attempt to kidnap and kill Gaby, but he is shot to death by the police||Killed by the police during a kidnap attempt on Gaby|
|Paola Irazábal||Elizabeth Gutierrez||Villain, later heroine||Octavia's daughter by Paco, and Caramelo's step-sister. A rebellious young woman, thanks to her mother's rejection of her. Becomes involved with and marries Francisco "Pancholón" Suarez—who is still married to Caramelo. Octavia keeps Paola's paternity a secret from Paco, and it is only after Paola is hit by a car and on death's door that he finds out the truth, and then only because Yolanda defies Octavia and tells him. Fortunately, Paola regains consciousness long enough for Paco and Caramelo to reconcile with her, and she with them. Despite their tempestuous mother-daughter relationship, Octavia is driven to attempt suicide after Paola's death, and both Paco and Caramelo mourn the lost opportunity to really understand her.||Dies from injuries sustained when she is hit by a car.|
|Gabriela "Gaby" Soriano||Mariana Torres||Heroine||Diana's sister. She sees herself as a plain-Jane, someone unworthy of note. Still, she has a secret crush on Larry Irazábal, who marries her on the rebound from being jilted at the altar by his girlfriend Pilar. The marriage goes nowhere, and the two separate, with Larry going back to Pilar in spite of what she's done. Diana sets Gaby up with Quique in order to make Larry and Pilar jealous. Eventually Quique proposes to Gaby, and Fedora pressures her into the marriage, even though she doesn't love him. Unfortunately, Gaby soon finds herself a victim of spousal abuse, as Quique's jealousy over her pining for Larry gets the best of him. He rapes her on their wedding night, and beats her frequently, until Fedora finds out and Rodrigo gives him a beating of his own. To add insult to injury, Quique has also been carrying on an adulterous affair with her step-sister Sharon, who is also planning to marry Larry, for whom she still pines. Their plan culminates in a failed kidnapping and murder attempt on Gaby, but Quique is shot dead and Sharon is committed to a psychiatric hospital. She and Larry finally consummate their long-suffering love in a dual wedding alongside Maximiliano and Diana in the series finale.||Re-marries Larry in the series finale|
|Larry Alarcón de Irazábal||William Levy||Hero||Maximiliano's younger brother, and the middle child of the Irazábal siblings. Has ambitions of becoming a telenovela actor in Hollywood. Was engaged to Pilar, but she left him at the altar for his rival, Quique. He then discovers that Gaby is secretly in love with him. He marries Gaby in Las Vegas on a whim, hoping it will get him over being ditched by Pilar. He separates from her, realizing that it won't work, but eventually he realizes he really does love her and proposes that they have a real wedding in a church. However, a trap set by Pilar and Quique leaves Gaby thinking he stood her up at the altar, and she cuts him out of her life. Pilar attempts to force Larry to marry her by a pregnancy, but she loses the baby when she falls down an escalator while fighting with Gaby in a mall. Larry believes her when she blames her miscarriage on Gaby, but he overhears her and Quique discussing the lie, but by then it's too late. Eventually he involves himself with Gaby's evil stepsister, Sharon, and plans to marry her when he returns from a movie role audition in Los Angeles. However, upon his return, he learns of Sharon's fate, and realizes that the only woman he's ever really loved was Gaby.||Remarries Gaby in the series finale|
|Andrés Dávila||Yul Burkle||Villain||Driver and partner-in-crime with Ignacio Montiel. Husband of Deborah, who has fled to Miami to take her sister Marfil's place—and to escape his abuse. Perjures himself on the witness stand in Diana's trial and shoots Diego Suarez on his wedding day, paralyzing him. Discovers Deborah's plans and attempts to blackmail her. He participates in Ignacio and Marfil's plan to kidnap Diana and Deborah, but when their plane goes down in the jungle, Ignacio shoots him in the leg. Both he and Diana are taken to the "asylum in the jungle"—which actually turns out to be a convent—but Andres escapes. He then teams up with Marfil—who also ends up at the convent following Ignacio's murder attempt—to avenge themselves. Tries to rape Gaby twice, but is killed by her on the second attempt||Killed by Gaby in self-defense after he tries to rape her a second time|
|Caramelo Vasquez||Maritza Bustamante||Heroine||Paco's daughter. Works at her father's nightclub, but gets a job at the perfume factory as Diana's and Fedora's personal secretary. In love with Francisco "Pancholón" Suarez, and refuses to divorce him, despite the fact that he's also married to her step-sister, Paola Irazabal. She finally realizes that Pancholón is no good, and divorces him. She later falls in love with and marries Emilio Linares.||Marries Emilio Linares|
|Yolanda Alarcón||Ofelia Cano||Villain, later Heroine||Octavia's sister and aunt to Maximiliano, Paola and Larry. Perjures herself at Fedora's murder trial, allowing her to be imprisoned for a crime she didn't commit. Yolanda's reasons for her allegiance to Octavia are never clarified, but it seems to be for financial reasons. The final straw, however, is when Yolanda discovers that Octavia was responsible for Fedora's paralysis and Octavia tries to kill her. Barely managing to escape with her life, she confesses everything to the police. Despite the severity of her crime, she only serves a year in jail, during which time she shares a cell with Camila Linares.||Imprisoned for perjury|
|Bruna Pérez||Alicia Plaza||Villain||Octavia's head servant, and mother to twins Marfil and Deborah. When Marfil suffers a stroke, she sends Deborah to take her place at Max's side in order to preserve their cut of the Irazábal fortune. Eventually, however, she realizes that Deborah has no intention of giving up her place. Eventually she is rejected by both of her daughters and is forced to leave the Irazabal family. She later takes up with Octavia and Paco, but is forced to leave again once she reveals the truth to Octavia following Marfil's admission that she murdered Deborah. Driven insane by Deborah's death combined with Octavia's rejection, she suffers a mental break. Diego uses her to steal baby Maximiliano, but Bruna returns to the mansion, where she is apprehended and hospitalized. While in the hospital, she is told by Marfil not to tell Diana or Max about the kidnapping, and she is nearly strangled to death by a not-quite-so-dead Deborah.||Dies of a heart attack provoked by Octavia Irazabal|
|Francisco "Paco" Vasquez||Roberto Mateos||Hero||Owner of the nightclub where Fedora performs nightly. Father of Caramelo and Paola Irazábal, his daughter by a woman named Alicia, who is later discovered to be Octavia Irazábal. Secretly carries a torch for Fedora, but ends up marrying Octavia instead because Fedora never showed any interest. By the time he realizes his mistake, Fedora is already married to Rodrigo. He is openly hostile towards his stepdaughter Paola because of her battles with Caramelo over Pancholón Suarez. However, when Paola is hit by a car, Yolanda informs him that she is, in fact, his biological daughter, and that Octavia has been hiding the truth from him. Furious, Paco confronts Octavia, who not only admits it, but is defiantly unrepentant for having lied to him. Even though he and Caramelo are able to make peace with Paola before her death, this is the last straw for Paco, and he divorces Octavia. Towards the end of the series, he decided to leave Miami for Puerto Rico when he realized that there was no way he and Fedora would ever be together.||Left Miami for Puerto Rico to forget about Fedora|
|Miguelina Soriano||Nelida Ponce||Heroine||Grandmother to Diana and Gaby Soriano, mother to Fedora. Years ago, following the loss of both her home and her husband in an unnamed hurricane, Miguelina was reduced to begging on the streets. One day, one of her benefactors, a criminal by the name of "El Alacran (the Scorpion)" offers her $25,000 to take charge of two infant girls, with the condition that they never be told the truth of where they came from—namely, that they were stolen from Fedora Garcés. Eventually, Fedora herself tells Miguelina that she knows about what happened. The poor woman is fearful that Fedora will avenge the crime on her, but instead, she is grateful to her, and invites her to live in the Irazabal mansion with her. Miguelina also insists that Diana and Gaby be told the truth as soon as possible.|
|Camila Linares||Virna Flores||Villain||Max's former girlfriend before his marriage to Marfil. When Marfil suffers a stroke, she and Max resume their relationship, but it ends when Marfil regains consciousness. has a child by Ignacio Montiel, which she abandoned. Later conspires with Diego Suarez and Ignacio to burn down the psychiatric hospital where Maximiliano has been placed in. When she is finally imprisoned for her role in the crime, she briefly shares a cell with Yolanda Irazábal||Imprisoned for 10–15 years for her part in the attempted murder of Maximiliano|
|Silvita Delgado||Mariana Huerdo||Villain, later heroine||Camila's scatter-brained cousin. Has a habit of adding the word "spectacular" to everything and wearing multicolored wigs, of which she has several hundred, to hide the fact that she is actually bald. She is always spending her cousin's money on psychics and charlatans, but she finally goes too far when she steals from Ignacio and Camila to get the $3000 Pancholón Suarez wants for him to sleep with her—and he rips her off. After they throw her out into the street, she is beaten up by vagrants until a group of transvestites come to her rescue. Diana soon arrives and cares for her at the hospital, even offering her a place to live. Silvita is touched and feels somewhat guilty that Diana is being so kind to her, considering that she hated her just as much as Camila did, for no other reason than she had to support her cousin. The two women become good friends, with Silvita even assisting Diana in getting revenge against Ignacio. Silvita possesses a flamboyant, lively personality and is fiercely loyal to her friends—particularly Diana, for everything she's done for her. She also is a virgin who intends to remain so until she is wed||Weds Jorge the bartender|
|Lala Suarez||Griselda Noguera||Heroine||A maid in the Irazábal house, and a close family friend of Miguelina Soriano. Mother of Diego and Francisco "Pancholón" Suarez. Even after Fedora kicks the Irazábal family out of the mansion, she invites Lala to stay on, and after Diego's death, she is also invited to live at the mansion with her, her children and Miguelina.|
|Francisco "Pancholón" Suarez||Julian Gil||Villain||Diego's brother. Pancholón is a constant headache for his mother, Lala. He's involved with trafficking in black market jewelry, is married to two women at the same time (Caramelo and her step-sister, Paola) and is unwilling to part with either of them, and kidnapping (first with Maximiliano Irazábal, then with Max's brother Larry). Possesses a highly sexist, misogynistic view of what it means to be a man.||Escapes to Santo Domingo to continue his criminal career|
|Pilar Álamo||Diana Osorio||Villain||Larry Irazábal's fiancee. Secretly carrying on behind Larry's back with his rival, Quique. She leaves him at the altar and runs off with Quique, but regrets her decision when he forces her to abort Larry's child and becomes abusive. She returns to Miami to try and reconcile with Larry. Despite his misgivings, they renew their relationship, but the combination of Pilar's past deception coupled with Larry's growing love for Gaby drives a wedge between them. She conspires with Quique Diaz to thwart Larry's church wedding to Gaby, causing Gaby to hate him. When that fails, she uses her pregnancy to trap Larry, then accuses Gaby of pushing her down an escalator, causing her to miscarry. However, Larry discovers that Pilar herself was responsible for the miscarriage, and that she was, in fact, the aggressor towards Gaby, and that she lost her balance and fell down the escalator in the process. Some time afterwards, she informs Larry that she is leaving for Spain, and that she hopes he can forgive her for everything she's done.||Leaves Miami for Spain after her plan to alienate Larry from Gaby fails|
|Doña Santa||Lucero Lazo||Heroine||Octavia's mother-in-law and Horacio Alarcón's mother. Grandmother of Maximiliano and Larry. Diana is hired as a caretaker for her due to her growing senility.|
|Emilio Linares||Raúl Olivo||Hero||Camila's brother and Octavia's corporate lawyer. A good friend of Maximiliano Irazábal. He is also in love with Paola Irazábal, but is rebuffed by her for being too boring. When Fedora regains control of the perfume business, she keeps Emilio because despite his loyalty to the Irazábals, he is incorruptible. He falls in love with and marries Caramelo Vazquez.||Marries Caramelo Vazquez|
|Sharon Gill||Maria Valentina Bove||Villainess||Rodgrigo's daughter by Virginia. After Virginia's death, her father takes her to Miami to live with him and Fedora. Almost immediately, she begins her campaign to make everyone's life a living hell. She sleeps with both Quique and Larry Irazábal, and consipires with Pancholón to shake down Fedora for $10,000 a week to keep the police from finding out that she was one of his fences in Los Angeles. Sharon temporarily manages to break up Fedora and Rodrigo's marriage when Fadora throws him out for not believing the truth about his daughter's behavior, but she is unsuccessful. She undergoes a rapid change of behavior, but nobody is convinced. Fedora finally confirms her suspicions about Sharon's insincerity when she reads her Internet chats between Quique. Before she can print them out, she knocks Fedora out with a statue and attempts to steal money from the office strongbox, but Gaby catches her red-handed. She manages to escape before Fedora is found unconscious. She and Quique attempt to kidnap and murder Gaby, but she surrenders to police after they kill Quique, and is committed to a psychiatric hospital. She escapes and shows up at the mansion, hoping to burn Fedora and herself alive, but she is unsuccessful and is returned to the hospital. After her return to the hospital, she learns of Larry's marriage to Gaby, and she finally seems to be on the road to recovery, stating that they deserve to be happy. Earns the nickname "Chucky," after the murderous doll in the Child's Play movies.||Committed to a psychiatric hospital after attempting to kill Fedora and kidnap Gaby|
|Rodgrigo||Bernie Paz||Hero||A lawyer colleague with whom Fedora consults concerning her daughter Gaby's upcoming murder trial. Rodrigo is a former addict himself, and he inspires Fedora to join Alcoholics Anonymous to beat her alcoholism. They eventually marry, but they soon run into problems when he reveals to her that he has a daughter, Sharon, by another woman who has just died. Although Fedora is hurt by his keeping that information from her, she invites the girl to live at the mansion with them. However, his blindness to his daughter's sheer malevolence and his suspicions about Fedora's involvement with Pancholón Suarez force them to separate. Eventually, with Silvita's help, they reconcile, with Rodrigo taking a firmer hand with his daughter. After Sharon is arrested for attempted murder and kidnapping, he finally realizes the true extent of his daughter's illness. He also serves as Marcela's divorce lawyer.|
|Don Pedro Salvatierra||()||Hero||An old man who Maximiliano befriends while in the psychiatric hospital. Pedro's family has swindled him out of his fortune and had him declared incompetent. He and Max are the only survivors of the fire set by Diego Suarez that was meant to kill Max. With Max's help, Pedro regains his fortune, and in return, Pedro "adopts" Max as his "son", Alejandro, so that he can take his revenge. Falls in love with and marries Max's ex-wife Marfil, not knowing she plans to poison him and take his fortune. At first he ignores the warnings of both Max and Camila about Marfil's true intentions, but his eyes are open when he overhears Marfil on the phone discussing how she intends to murder him. Pedro then switches their drinks, and Marfil is condemned to die a slow, agonizing death. Before her death, he informs her that even if she had been successful in murdering him, she would have still ended up penniless, because he had altered his will so that Maximiliano would get the lion's share of his wealth, along with various charitable organizations he had patronized over the years.|
|Isabel Dávila||Grettel Trujillo||Villainess||Andres Davila's aunt. A disgraced nurse no longer allowed to practice, she is hired by Bruna Perez to care for the comatose Marfil Irazabal while her twin sister Deborah takes her place. Marfil, however, regains consciousness and convinces Isabel to take her to Houston where she can undergo rehabilitation therapy and take her place. Later, she attempts to take revenge on Gaby for Andres' killing by getting herself a job as a caretaker for Diana and thereby poisoning her, but she is discovered and sent to prison for attempted murder. After her release, she ends up on the streets, where she runs into Ignacio Montiel, himself a fugitive. She is then given $3000 to procure a poisonous spider with which Octavia intends to paralyze Fedora. Following Yolanda's discovery of this, she takes Octavia to the hole in the wall where she lives, which also happens to be Ignacio's hiding spot. After Octavia stabs him, she flees, thinking that the police will accuse her of murder and she'll end up in prison again.||Unknown, presumed a fugitive|
|Marcela||()||Heroine||Daughter of Doña Mercedes, a friend of Don Pedro Salvatierra. She becomes Maximiliano's personal secretary, and then his wife, despite Doña Mercedes' warning that Max is only marrying her to forget about Diana, and not because he loves her. In order to keep Max with her, she becomes pregnant, but the stress of forever being in Diana's shadow causes her to miscarry. She decides to divorce Maximiliano, but he refuses to agree to it because Diana still won't forgive him. Eventually, she convinces both Max and Diana that they need to be together and warns Max that divorce or not, she's leaving him. A year later, days before Max and Diana's wedding, she stops by to see Max and inform him that she's moving back to Miami to be with Leonardo Valladares, whom she eventually marries. They both realized that their short marriage was necessary for them each to realize what they really needed, and neither had any regrets.||Engaged to be married to Leonardo Valladares|
|Dr. Leonardo Valladares||()||Hero||A colleague of Diana's at the hospital where she works. After Maximiliano's betrayal, she tries to start a new relationship, but she soon realizes that he feels more for her than she for him. He tries to forge a relationship with Marcela, even offering to be the father of her child by Maximiliano, but is left brokenhearted when she miscarries, then disappears without saying goodbye. Eventually, however, they do begin dating and even engaged to be married.||Engaged to be married to Marcela|
|Doña Mercedes||()||Heroine||Marcela's mother, and a close friend of Don Pedro Salvatierra. Legally blind for many years, she has sharpened her other senses, as well as her tongue. She doesn't believe in holding back what she thinks, and can be brutally honest at times. She tries to warn her daughter about marrying Maximiliano because he doesn't really love her like he believes he does, and she is also openly hostile towards Diana for coming in between them, despite Diana's assertions to the contrary.||Regains her sight|
|Angola||Acorrentada||Televisão Pública de Angola||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Bosnia||Zamka||NTV Hayat||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Brazil||Acorrentada||Rede CNT||April 5, 2010||April 29, 2011||Monday to Saturday|
|Bulgaria||Заложница на съдбата||Diema Family||2007||2009||Monday to Friday|
|Chile||Acorralada||Chilevision||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Colombia||Acorralada||Caracol||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Croatia||Zamka||Doma TV||January 3, 2011||July 11, 2011||Monday to Friday|
|Dominican Republic||Acorralada||Latina||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|El Salvador||Acorralada||Canal 4||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Estonia||Kire Lõksus||Kanal 2||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Hungary||Sarokba szorítva||RTL Klub||October 6, 2011||May 24, 2012||Monday to Friday|
|Guatemala||Acorralada||Guatevision||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Lithuania||Spąstuose||TV3||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Mexico||Acorralada||Disney Internacional||March 19, 2012||?||Monday to Friday|
|Nicaragua||Acorralada||Canal 10||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Panama||Acorralada||TVN||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Paraguay||Acorralada||SNT||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Peru||Acorralada||ATV||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Poland||Osaczona||TV4||August 30, 2010
|June 24, 2011
March 4, 2013
|Monday to Friday||17.00
|Puerto Rico||Acorralada||Univision PR||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Romania||Destine furate||Acasa||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Serbia||Ukradena sreća||Fox televizija||October 7, 2009||June 25, 2010||Monday to Friday|
|Slovenia||Ukradena sreča||POP TV||October 10, 2007||Jun 26, 2008||Monday to Friday|
|South Korea||?||MBC||?||?||Monday to Friday|
|Spain||Acorralada||Canal Sur||July 18, 2007||April 21, 2008||Monday to Friday|
|USA||Acorralada||Univision||January 15, 2007||October 5, 2007||Monday to Friday|
|Venezuela||Acorralada||Venevisión||December 10, 2008||July 25, 2009||Monday to Friday|
|Georgia||Acorralada/მიმწყვდეული||Rustavi 2||January 10, 2008||Finished long time ago||Monday to Friday|
- This is the second of four telenovelas (Olvidarte Jamas, Pecados Ajenos, Vuélveme A Querer) in which Sonya Smith and Mariana Torres star as mother and daughter. Additionally, William Levy also appeared in Olvidarte Jamas alongside Smith and Torres.
- Acorralada was the last telenovela of Sonya Smith under the production of her home network Venevision, the first is Cara Sucia.
- The mansion set which Irazabal family owned was filmed at Villa Vecchia, Miami.