Secreto de Amor

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Secreto de amor
Genre Telenovela
Format Serial drama
Created by Alberto Gómez
Written by Omaira Rivero
Directed by Luis Sánchez
Yaky Ortega
Starring Scarlet Ortiz
Jorge Aravena
Aura Cristina Geithner
Jorge Luis Pila
Astrid Gruber
Opening theme "Secreto de Amor" by Joan Sebastian
Ending theme "Secreto de Amor" by Joan Sebastian
Country of origin Venezuela
United States
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 151[1]
Executive producer(s) Alfredo Schwarz
Location(s) Miami
Cinematography Eduardo Dávila
Reinaldo Figueira
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Venevisión
Distributor Venevisión International
Original channel Venevisión
Original run July 24, 2001 – February 12, 2002
Preceded by La Revancha
Followed by Gata Salvaje

Secreto de Amor (Secret Love) is an American telenovela produced by Venevisión International in 2001. The telenovela was filmed in Miami, Florida and it starred Scarlet Ortiz and Jorge Aravena as the main protagonists while Colombian actress Aura Cristina Geithner and Venezuelan actress Astrid Gruber starred as the main antagonists.[2]


Maria Clara Carvajal is a beautiful, modern girl who works hard in order to support her ailing mother and younger sister. She is in love with Carlos Raúl, a young mechanic. Despite their poor financial situation, they are prepared to get married. however, their plans will not be realized when Carlos Raúl is fired from his job, and decides to move to Miami to seek a better life just a few days before their wedding. Maria Clara promises to wait for Carlos Raul while he looks for a good job in the United States.

In Miami, Carlos Raúl begins to work as a valet in a luxurious hotel owned by the wealthy Serrano Zulbarán family. Here she meets Barbara Serrano Zulbarán, one of the family heirs. Barbara is instantly attracted to Carlos, and they begin a passionate affair. Carlos Raúl is attracted by Barbara's beauty and wealth, and he forgets all about Maria Clara.

Meanwhile in Caracas, Maria Clara's mother dies, and pressured by her ambitious sister Andrea, she moves to Miami together with her god-mother Coralia. Within a short time, she discovers Carlos Raúl's deception. After a while, Maria Clara meets Lisandro, Barbara's handsome widower brother who is captivated by her beauty and kindness. Through several circumstances, Maria Clara marries Lisandro even though she doesn't love him. With both Maria Clara and Carlos Raúl stuck in loveless marriages, will they still be able to revive the love they once felt for each other?[3][4]


Actor Character Description
Scarlet Ortiz Maria Clara Roldan Carvajal Adopted sister of Andrea, Coralia's god-daughter, biological sister of Yesenia, Lisandro's former wife, Teresita's mother.
Jorge Aravena Carlos Raúl Fonseca Barbara's husband, Lisandro's brother-in-law, Teresita's father, in love with Maria Clara
Aura Cristina Geithner Bárbara Serrano Zulbarán Lisandro's brother, Vilma's cousin, Carlos Raúl's wife, Braulio's and Ricardo's lover. Order's kidnapping of Teresita. Kills Larry. Ends up in a mental asylum.
Jorge Luis Pila Lisandro Serrano Zulbarán Barbara's brother, Vilma's cousin, Maria Clara's ex-husband, Teresita's adopted father.
Astrid Gruber Vilma Altamirano Santana Lisandro's and Barbara's evil cousin, Amado's lover, hides her grandmother's pills to induce her heart attack. Killed with an ax by a psycho.
Carla Ortiz Andrea Carvajal Teresa and Erasmo's daughter, Maria Clara's adopted sister, Coralia's god-daughter, in love with Dr. Ricardo.
Yul Bürkle Braulio Viloria Barbara's former lover and accomplice, Victoria's son, Reinaldo's brother, Pierina's lover, Yesenia and Maria Clara's brother-in-law
Anna Silvetti Victoria Viloria Gym owner and socialite, Braulio's and Reinaldo's mother, Luciano's lover, Erasmo's friend.
Lino Ferrer Florencio Gordoño Carlos Raúl's friend, owner of a diner, Luna's boyfriend.
Griselda Noguera Prudencia Santana de Zulbarán Matriarch of the Serrano Zulbarán family, Lisandro, Barbara and Vilma's grandmother, makes Maria Clara her heir. Dies of a heart attack caused by Barbara.
Yadira Santana Coralia Hernandez Maria Clara's and Andrea's dedicated god-mother, Erasmo's future wife.
Sandro Fignoio Luciano Ibañez Pierina's ex-husband, Victoria's younger lover, gym instructor.
Adriana Cataño Elisa Ferrer Erasmo's niece, Amado's lover. Ends up in prison for slashing Andrea's face.
Hans Christopher Amado Cáceres Victoria's chauffeur, Vilma and Elisa's lover. Goes to jail for attempting to rape Maria Clara.
Claudia Reyes Melisa Padilla Barbara's friend, hates Lluvia, obsessed with Reinaldo, frames Lluvia for Alexander's attempted murder. Run over by Alexander.
Humberto Rossenfeld Reinaldo Viloria Victoria's son, Braulio's brother, trained lawyer, in love with Lluvia.
Zurich Valera Natalia Diaz Maid at the Serrano Zulbarán mansion, Maria Clara's friend.
Reinaldo Cruz Erasmo Ferrer Andrea's biological father, Elisa's uncle, Victoria's friend.
Annette Vega Luna Maid at the Serrano Zulbarán hotels, Florencio's girlfriend.
Luis Masias Alexander Rios Martín and Eleonora's daughter, Mauricio's sister
Yina Velez Ines Lara Martín's wife, Rocio's and Mauricio's mother
Carlos Mesber Alfonso Bellboy at the Serrano Zulbarán hotels.
Lisbeth Manrique Lluvia Maria Clara's friend, Ines' god-daughter, raped by Alexander, framed for his attempted murder, in love with Reinaldo.
Ariel Lopez Padilla Dr. Ricardo Sandoval Lisandro's friend, Maria Clara's former fiancee, Barbara's lover, married to Andrea.
Astrid Carolina Herrera Yesenia Roldan Maria Clara's biological sister, Carlos Raul's friend, Braulio's sister-in-law, in love with Lisandro.
Ana Karina Casanova Erica Carlos Raul's girlfriend.


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