|Created by||Mariana Luján
|Directed by||Luis Gaitán
|Opening theme||"Blanco y Negro" by Elisa Rego
"Selva" by Elisa Rego
|Country of origin||Venezuela|
|No. of episodes||257|
|Executive producer(s)||Luis Francisco Peraza|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original release||December 1, 1988 – December 30, 1989|
Abigail (1988-1989) is a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venezuela's Radio Caracas Televisión. It was written by Elizabeth Alezard, Alberto Gómez, Mariana Luján, Amparo Montalva, and María Helena Portas and directed by Tito Rojas. This telenovela lasted 257 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International.
Abigail, an exceptionally beautiful schoolgirl, vents her mischievousness on her professors and nuns, causing continual distractions. Her conduct is a reflection of a discontented life. Her mother died when Abigail was very young. Her father, wealthy and flirtatious, has time only for business and women - and none for Abigail.
One of Abigail’s desires is to capture the affections of her literature professor, Carlos Alfredo Ruiz, an intelligent young man, handsome and advanced in his studies, but beneath Abigail’s social class. Abigail’s rival for Carlos Alfredo’s love is Maria Clara Martinez, who is a fine woman, more suitable for him. Carlos Alfredo holds onto this attachment to avoid being snared by Abigail’s amorous designs. This is the background for the tumultuous saga Abigail faces: tormented love, and unhappy marriage, insanity, her adored child, uncaring relatives, and most important of all her untiring love for Carlos Alfredo.
- Catherine Fulop as Abigail
- Fernando Carrillo as Carlos Alfredo
- Hilda Abrahamz as Maria Clara/Maria Begoña
- Romelia Agüero as Blanca
- Marisela Buitriago as Viviana
- Dante Carle as Agustin
- Dalila Colombo as Rosalba
- Ignacio Navarro as Gaitan
- Roberto Lamarca as Ismael
- Virginia Urdaneta as Carlota
- Alejandro Delgado as Freddy Avellaneda
- Rosita Vasquez as Berta
- Roberto Moll as Alvaro
- Hylene Rodriguez as Mariana
- Manuel Carrillo as Cheito
- Guillermo Ferran as Guillermo
- Laura Brey as Malvaloca
- Ricardo García as Látigo
The theme songs to Abigail were:
1. "De carne y hueso" - Pedro Pardo.