|Created by||Cassiano Gabus Mendes
Maria Adelaide Amaral
Gabriel Braga Nunes
|Opening theme||"Cruzando Raios"|
|Country of origin||Brazil|
|No. of episodes||173|
|Running time||40 minutes|
|Original channel||Rede Globo|
|Original release||September 8, 1997 – March 27, 1998|
Nice, the main character in the story, is a young woman who is unstoppable. She and her father Augusto are employed in the mansion of the Medeiros, a wealthy and traditional family. She has just one goal on her mind - to marry Rodrigo Medeiros, the eldest son of the family, and brother of her mistress, Stela. The ambitious Nice does everything to win the boy. She thinks of the day when she will no longer be poor, becoming the owner of that house and taking possession of Rodrigo's fortune. She eventually falls in love with Rodrigo. But after a while, she suffers for her evil deeds and repents.
With an angelic face but a devilish attitude, Nice is dissatisfied with her predictable fate - marrying her boyfriend Julio, living in a cramped rented house in the suburbs, having many children, and being a stay-at-home woman. She doesn't want all of this, as her biggest goal in life is to be powerful and to look down upon people.
Nice tries to get closer to Rodrigo. He is about to marry Paula, but she learns through a babysitter that the bride is going to betray him with his own brother, Ricardo. Disillusioned and willing to challenge his family and their pride, Rodrigo begins to approach the nanny and eventually appears on the night of São Paulo in the company of Nice. It feels powerful because it takes place in thin and is frequented by celebrities. She makes friends with him, pretending to feel sorry for the heartbreak he suffered, and so as a friend she is worried she will likely win, but the path is not yet fully open to Nice.
Over time, Rodrigo is enchanted with the sweet Wendy, a girl that Bindisi, a shy boy is passionate about, and the nurse uses his own brother, Luis Carlos, to separate the two. Once again Rodrigo thinks he was betrayed and disappointed completely by women. Then here comes Nice again for him as a best friend whom he can trust, a pure staging and so he sees that it is a different woman, and perhaps the love for what it is and not by what he has, a big mistake.
While struggling to win in the mansion of Rodrigo Medeiros, Nice has living hell at home: She is the adopted daughter of Augustus and Alzira. The father loves his daughter as his own, but Alzira, the mother, nurtures a strange hatred for Nice and hides a secret past involving adoption. Nice's mother lives bedeviling the playing pests, humiliates, sends her away from home and often the attacks. Living in this environment since it was adopted created chances to become a nice woman outraged and angry life.
Possibly Nice is the daughter of Augustus with his mistress, and who was created Alzira and the two decided to tell her adoptive parents who were Alzira but never forgave the betrayal of her husband and not to have been forced to create the fruit of this treachery, as she can not have children, or stay with Nice and stayed married or separated from her husband. Afraid of losing him, the girl agreed to create. Nice's mother possibly died at birth or abandoned newborn with Augustus. This may explain the terrible fact of a mother just hate the daughter of my heart.
In addition to the central plot, racial prejudice rule out the simple-minded daughter of Teresa Cida: To keep the marriage a millionaire with the bad character Ruy Novaes, Teresa says that her mother has died fearing that her husband discovers that she is black. But Bruno, the son of Teresa and Randy, Vívian starts dating the daughter of creating Cida, forcing Teresa digging up his past, to his utter despair, as the black to be discriminated she fears losing her husband and be humiliated.
The decline of the traditional São Paulo family is also focused on four hundred years of history, through the Jordan sisters Clotilde and Elisinha Ferraz, trying to hide the ruin keeping the pose and giving ice.
The novel also shows the struggles Goreti the dressmaker undergoes to educate her daughter Simone. Goreti was abandoned in the past by the man who had impregnated her, whom she had loved greatly, but he had only used it against her. She and her daughter face many difficulties. Simone is not ready to forgive her father. He is Thaddeus, the jealous husband of Stella Medeiros who, filled with remorse, tries to approach his teenage daughter but she doesn't want to see him. This results in many fights between the two throughout the novel. Simone prefers to be with her poor mother than with her rich father.
The Medeiros family goes bankrupt. Nice continues to dominate and manipulate everyone in the house until she despairs and finds herself in love with Rodrigo.
- in order of opening of the novel
|Glória Pires||Nice Noronha|
- Family Medeiros
|José Lewgoy||Eduardo Medeiros|
|Kadu Moliterno||Rodrigo Medeiros|
|Maria Padilha||Stella Medeiros Facchini|
|Leonardo Brício||Ricardo Medeiros|
|Daniel Dantas||Tadeu Facchini|
- Family Novaes
|Mauro Mendonça||Ruy Novaes|
|Alessandra Negrini||Paula Novaes|
|Luíza Brunet||Teresa Novaes|
|Emílio Orciollo Netto||Bruno Novaes|
- Family Alzira Machado
|Cláudio Corrêa e Castro||Augusto|
|Regina Dourado||Alzira Machado|
|Márcio Garcia||Luís Carlos|
- Family Jordão Ferraz
|Beatriz Segall||Clô (Clotilde Jordão)|
|Jackson Antunes||Fred (Frederico Jordão)|
|Ariclê Perez||Elisinha Jordão Ferraz|
|Bel Kutner||Helena Jordão Ferraz|
|Gabriel Braga Nunes||Olavinho Jordão Ferraz|
- Family Garcia
|Lília Cabral||Goreti Garcia|
|Luís Salém||Benny Garcia|
- Family Noronha
- Family Furtado
|Raul Gazolla||Ciro Furtado|
|Sérgio Viotti||Américo Abreu|
|Lavínia Vlasak||Lígia Abreu Furtado|
|Mila Moreira||Marilu Abreu Furtado|
- And more
|Ana Beatriz Nogueira||Duda (Maria Eduarda Medeiros)|
- And twins
|Bruno e Tiago||Téo (Teodoro Medeiros)|
|Samara Felippo||Simone Garcia|