Rafaela (telenovela)

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Genre Telenovela
Created by Delia Fialo
Starring Scarlet Ortiz
Diana Bracho
Jorge Poza
Arleth Terán
Chantal Andere
Opening theme Corazon by Chino & Nacho
Ending theme Corazon by Chino & Nacho
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 120 [1]
Executive producer(s) Nathalie Lartilleux
Running time 42-45 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original channel Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format 1080i HDTV
480i SDTV
Original run January 31, 2011 – July 15, 2011
Preceded by Para volver a amar
Followed by Esperanza del Corazón
External links
Production website

Rafaela is a Mexican telenovela produced by Nathalie Lartilleux for Televisa. It is based on the Venezuelan telenovela of the same name produced in 1977.[2]

Scarlet Ortiz and Jorge Poza star as the main protagonists, while Chantal Andere, Diana Bracho and Arturo Carmona star as the main antagonists.

Though Rafaela was nominated for best female antagonist, best first actor, and best first actress,[3] it did not win any awards.[4]

Canal de las Estrellas originally broadcast Rafaela at 5pm MDT from January 31 to March 11, 2011.[5][6] From March 14 to July 15, 2011, it was moved to 4PM MDT.[7][8] From June 20 to August 5, 2011, Univision transmitted Rafaela weekdays at 1pm central for 2 hours,[9] replacing Niña de mi Corazón. From August 8, 2011 to October 14, 2011, one episode was shown weekdays at 1pm central.


  • Scarlet Ortiz as Rafaela de la Vega Martinez - Rafael and Caridad's dedicated doctor, Morelia's stepdaughter, sister of Alicia, Rosalba, Luli, Belen, Chucho and Goyito, Arely's friend, ex-wife of Angel, in love with Jose Maria.
  • Jorge Poza as Jose Maria Baez - Mireya's husband, Ileana's ex-boyfriend, in love with Rafaela.
  • Chantal Andere as Mireya Vival de Baez - Jose Maria's wife, Morelia's friend and accomplice,killed Morelia and Victor Acuna, ends up insane.
  • Diana Bracho as Morelia de la Vega - Alicia's mother, Rafael's wife, Rene's aunt, killed by Mireya. by throwing her off the second floor
  • Rogelio Guerra as Dr. Rafael de la Vega - Rafaela and Alicia's dedicated father, Morelia's husband, in love with Caridad.
  • Arleth Terán as Ileana Contreras - Jose Maria's ex-girlfriend, Alfredo's ex-wife, Mireya's accomplice.
  • Patricia Reyes Spíndola as Caridad Martinez - Dedicated mother of Rafaela, Rosalba, Belen, Luli, Chucho, and Goyito, Braulio's partner, Rafael's ove interest.
  • Tiare Scanda as Rosalba Martinez - Caridad's daughter, sister of Rafaela, Belen, Luli, Goyito, and Chucho, in love with Carlos Luis.
  • Manuel Valdes as Braulio.
  • Rubén Zamora as Ángel Grajales - Rafaela's dedicated ex-husband.
  • Arturo Carmona as Victor Acuna - Footballer, Mireya's accomplice, obsessed with Rafaela, killed by Mireya.
  • Sheyla as Amanda- Nurse at the San Rafael Hospital, Rafaela's friend.
  • Ilean Almaguer as Alicia de la Vega - Rafaela's sister, daughter of Morelia and Rafael, in love with Chucho.
  • Juan Carlos Flores as Chucho Martinez - Brother of Rafaela, Rosabla, Belen, Luli and Goyito, Caridad's son,in love with Alicia.
  • Arlette Pacheco as Amelia.
  • Isadora González as Elizabeth Jacome.
  • Jan as Rene Echeverria - Morelia's nephew, ends up in jail.
  • Manuela Ímaz as Arely Herrera - Rafaela's friend, Carlos Luis's wife.
  • Juan Ángel Esparza as Carlos Luis Fernandez - Arely's husband.
  • Eduardo Rivera as Alfredo Contreras - Ileana's ex-husband.
  • Nicolás Mena as Raul Herrera.
  • Katherine Kellerman as Delia.
  • Silvia Ramírez as Camila Rojas.
  • Isabel Martínez as Rosario.
  • Rosangela Balbó a Sara.
  • Theo Tapia as Ernesto.
  • Jorge Alberto Bolaños as Porfirio - Bar owner, in love with Rosalba.
  • Mario Sauret as Cosme.
  • Evelyn Cedeño as Belen Martinez - Caridad's daughter, sister of Rafaela, Rosalba, Luli, Chucho and Goyito.
  • Sarai Meza as Luli Martinez - Caridad's daughter, sister of Rafaela, Rosabla, Belen, Chucho and Goyito.
  • Emanuel Chikoto as Goyito Martínez - Caridad's son, brother of Rafaela, Rosabla, Belen, Chucho and Luli.
  • Sergio Jurado as Bruno.
  • Yulyenette Anaya as Romana.
  • Oswaldo Zarate as Flaco.

International broadcasts[edit]

Rafaela Network(s) Series premiere Series finale Title
 United States Univision August 8, 2011 October 14, 2011 Rafaela
 Mexico Canal de las Estrellas January 31, 2011 July 17, 2011
 Bulgaria Diema Family March 27, 2012 September 10, 2012 Рафаела
 Venezuela Venevisión Rafaela
 Dominican Republic Telemicro Rafaela
 Nicaragua Canal 10 Rafaela
 Ecuador Gama TV Rafaela
 Paraguay Telefuturo Rafaela
 Peru América Televisión August 10, 2011 January 24, 2012 Rafaela
 Bolivia Red Uno Rafaela
 Panama Telemix Internacional Rafaela
 Spain laSexta2 Rafaela
 Chile La Red Rafaela
 Hungary Life Network July 2, 2012 Rafaela doktornő
 Philippines Telenovela Channel October 21, 2013 April 4, 2014 Ang babaeng doktor na tawag ay rafaela
 Kenya Kenya Television Network December 11, 2011 2012 Rafaela
 United Arab Emirates MBC رافييلا


TVyNovelas Awards 2012[edit]

Category Nominee Result
Best Female Antagonist Chantal Andere Nominated
Best First Actor Rogelio Guerra Nominated
Best First Actress Patricia Reyes Spíndola Nominated