Amigas y rivales

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Amigas y rivales
Amigas y Rivales Logo
Format Telenovela
Created by Emilio Larrosa
Written by Alejandro Pohlenz
Directed by José Ángel García
Starring Michelle Vieth
Ludwika Paleta
Angélica Vale
Adamari López
Joana Benedek
Arath de la Torre
Eric Del Castillo
Opening theme Amigas y Rivales by Kabah
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 185
Executive producer(s) Emilio Larrosa
Producer(s) Arturo Pedraza Loera
Editor(s) Adrián Frutos
Marco Antonio Rocha
Cinematography Alfredo Tappan
Luis Monroy
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original channel Canal de las Estrellas
Original run February 26 – November 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)
Preceded by Primer amor... a mil por hora
Followed by El Juego de la Vida
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Amigas y rivales (Friends and Rivals) is a Mexican telenovela, which was produced by and broadcast on Televisa in 2001.


Amigas y Rivales tells the story of four women from different social backgrounds. The first one of them is Laura, a studious, sensitive and serious girl from a middle-class family; she studies data processing in a private university because she received a scholarship.

Jimena is the typical rich girl, dissipated and irresponsible, for whom sex is only another way to be entertained. Jimena is later kidnapped, although she does not realize it, she lives with Sebastian, a drug dealer who gives her drugs in exchange for her having sex with men in his home.

Ofelia is Jimena's best friend. Like Jimena, she is rich and carries a way of life of diversion and frivolous pleasures. It is not until Ofelia gets infected with HIV.

The fourth protagonist is a girl that comes from a humble background, Nayeli, who works as a maid in Jimena's home. Nayeli's dream is to be become a Hollywood actress, like her idol, Salma Hayek. This dream takes her to the United States illegally, and leads to a bad experience. Johnny Trinidad, a boxer she meets in the US, falls in love with her. But later falls in love with a popular soap star while her sister is kidnapped by Roxana and Sebastian. This is after she finds out that Johnny was in love with Jimena while he was living in the gym in Mexico City.

Laura's emotional feelings get divided between Beto and his father, Don Roberto de la O, who hired Laura as an instructor in how to use his firm's new computers. Don Roberto de la O becomes determined to attract Laura, who unconsciously compares him with her own father, a weak man without character.

Laura and Don Roberto de la O date for a while; their relationship ended when Laura's mother lied to Don Roberto de la O, telling him that Laura was his daughter. Later, Laura finds out that Don Roberto de la O is not her father, and finds out she is a result of a one night stand. Her parents separate. Don Roberto de la O and Laura begin dating once again but weeks later she finds out that she is not in love with him, and she is caught kissing Don Roberto's son Roberto.

When Don Roberto discovers that Laura loves his son, thanks to some deceitfulness by Roxana to keep Roberto, he suffers a stroke.

Roxana, the second wife of Don Roberto de la O, is an extremely beautiful woman, hiding an unscrupulous criminal soul under the mask of an ideal wife. Her real name is Carolina. She attempted to kill her own father, Tomas, for which he sent her to an asylum. She escaped, established a new identity - Roxana. She poisoned Don Roberto's first wife so that he could marry him. Roxana secretly desired her husband's son, Roberto, which turned her into a criminal, having killed Roberto's former fiancée to have a chance of having a relationship with him. Both eventually become romantically involved, but the romance is ended when Roberto realizes how much he loves Laura, which angers Roxana.

Roxana teams up with Sebastian to take revenge on the friends. She goes to jail but manages to escape.

Georgina sleeps with Sebastian and gets pregnant but she later shoots him to death.

In the end, Ofelia, after having been unwilling to continue to live on, chooses to fight for her life. Laura receives a marriage proposal from Roberto. Jimena fixes up her bad habits and Nayeli manages to carry on a successful career in acting.

At the friends' graduation party, Roxana appears with a group of armed men planning to take revenge on Jimena, Nayeli, Ofelia, Georgina. Laura is absent because she felt sick. Roxana mentions killing Roberto's first wife, Monica Angela. Joaquin is accidentally killed. Pepe is shot in the arm. Carlota reveals that Roberto "Beto" and Roxana are half-brothers, both being priest Tomas's children. Roxana wants to throw sulfuric acid on Jimena's face but Nayeli and Tamara hold her and Nayeli manages to make Roxana pour the acid on her own face. The police arrive and detain Roxana.

Roxana ends in an asylum with a disfigured face.


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Amigas y Rivales" Kabah (band) (Anaya, Maria Jose Loyola; Knupegelmacher, Kaniela Magun; Tapia, Hector Fernando Quijano; Tapia, Janine Patricia Quijano)
  2. "Entre Amigas" Jackson, Amaury, Lopez (Jackson, Amaury Lopez; Johnny Lozada)
  3. "Vuelvo a Intentar" Angélica Vale (Hartman, Angelica Maria Vale)
  4. "No Sabes Cuanto" Alex Sirvent (Barton, Alejandro Sirvent)
  5. "Amigales y Rivales" Alex Sirvent (Barton, Alejandro Sirvent; Ruelas, Raul Cortes)
  6. "Que Paso" Johnny Lozada (Correa, Johnny Loazada)
  7. "Vuelvo a Intentar (Versión Merengue)" Angélica Vale (Hartman, Angelica Maria Vale; Luis Reynoso Gongora)
  8. "Ellas" Sirvent Barton (Barton, Alejandro Sirvent)
  9. "Amigas y Rivales" Angélica Vale (Hartman, Angelica Maria Vale; Luis Reynoso Gongora)
  10. "Al Ataque Feo" Gabriel Soto (Barton, Alejandro Sirvent)


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