El Privilegio de Amar
|El Privilegio de Amar|
Main cast of El Privilegio de Amar
|Created by||Delia Fiallo|
|Written by||Liliana Abud|
|Directed by||Miguel Córcega|
|Theme music composer||Jorge Avendaño|
|Opening theme||El Privilegio de Amar by Manuel Mijares and Lucero|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||155|
Luis Horacio Valdés
|Location(s)||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Original channel||El Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original run||27 July 1998– 26 February 1999|
|Preceded by||La usurpadora|
El Triunfo del Amor
El Privilegio de Amar (The Right to Love) is a Mexican telenovela. It was produced by Televisa and broadcast on El Canal de las Estrellas from 27 July 1998 through 26 February 1999. Starring Adela Noriega and Helena Rojo, the telenovela tells the story of a fashion designer, Luciana (Rojo), who begins searching for the daughter she abandoned years earlier, unaware the girl is none other than Cristina (Noriega), a model in Luciana's fashion house who has fallen in love with Luciana's stepson.
El Privilegio de Amar is a remake of the 1985 Venezuelan novela, Cristal. The program aired weeknights at 9pm for 31 weeks, for a total of 155 episodes. El Privilegio de Amar is the highest-rated television program in Mexico to date, it registered an average of 34.8 percent of TV audience. The telenovela received TVyNovelas Award for Best Telenovela, in 1999.
The young seminarian Juan de la Cruz arrives for a visit at the home of his mother, Ana Joaquina, a religious fanatic who has always imposed her will upon her son and pushed him to serve God. Working in Ana Joaquina's house is the young Luciana, an innocent dreamer of a girl who falls in love with Juan. One night, carried away by youthful passion, they tenderly and innocently give in to their desires. Upon discovering that Luciana is pregnant, Ana Joaquina demands to know the identity of the child's father; when Luciana admits that it is Juan de la Cruz, Ana Joaquina fires Luciana, leaving her destitute. After giving birth to a daughter, Luciana leaves her baby on the doorstep of a wealthy house with the hope that the little girl will be raised there, but she is instead taken to an orphanage. In order to survive, Luciana becomes involved with many undesirable men, including Pedro Trujillo, a terrible man who hits and abuses her.
Twenty years later, Cristina, Luciana's daughter, has grown up happily in the orphanage although she is forever curious to know who her mother is; meanwhile, Luciana is the owner of a popular fashion house and the wife of the well-known actor Andrés Duval, with whom she has two children, Lizbeth and Víctor Manuel. Lizbeth, who is Luciana and Andrés's daughter, is capricious and spoiled because she is accustomed to always having what she wants, while Víctor Manuel, who is Andrés's son with his first wife, is like a son to Luciana and works at her fashion house.
Her happy and caring family provokes Luciana to begin searching for the daughter she abandoned so many years ago; however, her family knows nothing about Cristina because Luciana has never revealed a single detail about her past for fear of her husband's reaction. Cristina, upon leaving the orphanage, rents a simple apartment with Lorenza and Maclovia. Lorenza is a beautiful young woman, provocative and very self-confident, whereas Maclovia is reserved, timid, and intelligent.
Lorenza meets Andrés and they become lovers as Andrés comes to desire the passion and love that Luciana never gave him; meanwhile, Cristina, thanks to Lorenza, obtains work as a model in Luciana's fashion house. Cristina and Víctor Manuel fall in love and begin to date, but when Luciana discovers their relationship she fires Cristina and tries to convince her son that he should marry Tamara, trapping him with the lie that she is carrying his child when in reality the child is that of Nicolás Obregón, Andrés's friend.
Cristina discovers that she is pregnant by Víctor Manuel but decides to stay quiet out of respect for the family that he has formed. At this point, Alonso comes into Cristina's life offering a name for her daughter and love for her; however, Cristina cannot return his feelings because she does not love him. Nonetheless, Cristina begins to fight for her daughter and becomes a very successful woman. This status that she little by little gains as a model unites her again with Víctor Manuel who lives a hellish life with Tamara; he eventually leaves her to be happy with Cristina and thus, they are able to enjoy together the privilege of loving.
|Adela Noriega||Cristina Miranda/Cristina Velarde Hernández de Duval||in love with Victor Manuel, Víctor Manuel’s wife, Luciana’s and Juan de la Cruz daughter, Andrés stepdaughter, Lizbeth half-sister|
|René Strickler||Víctor Manuel Duval Rivera||in love with Cristina, Cristina’s husband, Andrés and Barbara’s son, Luciana’s stepson, Lizbeth half-brother|
|Helena Rojo||Luciana Hernández de Duval||Cristina and Lizbeth’s mother, Víctor Manuel’s stepmother, Andrés wife|
|Andrés García||Andrés Duval||Luciana’s husband, Lizbeth and Víctor Manuel’s father, Cristina’s stepfather|
|Enrique Rocha||Nicolás Obregón||Andrés’s friend, Tamara’s lover|
|Cynthia Klitbo||Tamara de la Colina de Duval||Víctor Manuel’s ex-wife, hates and try to kills Cristina, Nicolás lover|
|César Évora||Padre Juan de la Cruz Velarde||priest, Cristina’s father, Ana Joaquina’s son|
|Adriana Nieto||Lizbeth Duval Hernández||Luciana’s and Andrés daughter, Cristina’s and Víctor Manuel’s half-sister|
|Nuria Bages||Miriam Arango||Luciana’s assistant|
|Marga López||Ana Joaquina vda. de Velarde||Padre Juan de la Cruz’s mother, Cristina’s grandmother, hates Luciana|
|Luis Uribe||Raymundo Velarde|
|Ramón Abascal||José María 'Chema' Ramos López|
|María Luisa Alcalá||Remedios López de Ramos|
|Héctor Ortega||Valentín Fonseca|
|Martha Aura||Josefina 'Chepa' Pérez|
|Mario Casillas||Miguel Beltrán|
|Lourdes Munguía||Ofelia Beltrán|
|Sabine Moussier||Lorenza Torres||Cristina’s and Maclovia’s friend and roommate, Andrés ex-lover|
|Aurora Alonso||Imelda Salazar|
|Ana María Aguirre||Sister Regina||nun sister at the orphanage|
|Virginia Gutiérrez||Sister Bernardina||nun sister at the orphanage|
|Silvia Manríquez||Luz María|
|Julio Monterde||Padre Celorio||priest|
|Toño Mauri||Alonso del Ángel||friend of Cristina, Vivian’s son, was in love with Cristina|
|María Sorté||Vivian Del Ángel||Alonso’s mother friend of Cristina|
|Tito Guízar||Agustín García||neighbor of Cristina|
|Beatriz Moreno||Doña Charo||neighbor of Cristina|
|Yadhira Carrillo||María José|
|Marisol del Olmo||Antonia 'Toña' Fonseca|
|Consuelo Duval||María Rosenda Sánchez|
|Diana Bracho||Ana Joaquina Velarde||young|
|Edith Márquez||Luciana Duval||young|
|Andrés Gutiérrez||Juan de la Cruz Velarde||young|
TVyNovelas Awards 1999
|Best Telenovela||El Privilegio de Amar||
|Best Lead Actress||Helena Rojo||
|Best Lead Actor||Andrés García||
|Best Female Antagonist||Cynthia Klitbo||
|Best Male Antagonist||Enrique Rocha||
|Best Supporting Actress||María Sorté||
|Best Supporting Actor||César Évora||
|Best First Actress||Marga López||
|Best First Actor||Pedro Weber Chatanuga||Nominated|
|Best Young Lead Actress||Adela Noriega||
|Best Young Lead Actor||René Strickler||Nominated|
|Best Female Revelation||Sabine Moussier||
|Best Best Direction||Miguel Córcega y Mónica Miguel||
ACE Awards 2003
|Best TV Program||El privilegio de amar||
|Best Television Actress||Adela Noriega||
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