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Amigas y rivales
Amigas y Rivales Logo
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 network Canal de las Estrellas
Original release February 26, 2001 – November 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)
Preceded by Primer amor... a mil por hora
Followed by El Juego de la Vida
Related shows Amigas & Rivais (Brazil)
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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 is Laura, a studious, sensitive, 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 just another amusement. At one point she is kidnapped although she doesn't 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 lives for pleasure and fun...until she gets infected with HIV.

The fourth protagonist is Nayeli, who has a humble background and works as a maid in Jimena's home. Nayeli dreams of being a Hollywood actress like her idol, Salma Hayek; this dream takes her to the United States illegally and leads to a bad experience. She meets boxer Johnny Trinidad who falls in love with her, then falls for a popular soap star whose sister is being kidnapped by Roxana and Sebastian. Then she finds out Johnny was in love with Jimena while he was living in a Mexico City gym.

Laura's emotions are divided between Beto and his father, Don Roberto de la O, who hired Laura to instruct his firm in how to use their new computers. Don Roberto becomes determined to attract Laura, who unconsciously compares him with her own father, a man of weak character. Laura and Don Roberto date briefly; their relationship ends when Laura's mother lies to Don Roberto, telling him she's his daughter. Later Laura discovers that he isn't, and that she was the result of a one-night stand. Her parents separate. She resumes dating Don Roberto until she realizes, weeks later, that she isn't in love with him after all. She is caught kissing his son Beto (Roberto).

When Don Roberto discovers, thanks to Roxana's deceitful efforts to keep him, that Laura loves Beto, he suffers a stroke. Roxana, Don Roberto's second wife, is extremely beautiful but 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, but she escaped and established the new identity of Roxana. She poisoned Don Roberto's first wife so he'd be free to marry her, but secretly desired her new stepson Beto and killed his fiancée so she would have a chance with him. They did become romantically involved, but Beto has realized how much he loves Laura and is trying to end his relationship with Roxana, which angers her.

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 and kills him.

After having been unwilling to live, Ofelia chooses to fight for her life. Roberto proposes to Laura. Jimena sheds her bad habits, and Nayeli manages to carry on a successful acting career.

At the friends' graduation party, Roxana appears with a group of armed men planning to take revenge on Jimena, Nayeli, Ofelia, and 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 Beto and Roxana are half-siblings, as Padre Tomas is the father of both of them. 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, and she 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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