Anna Karenina (1996 TV series)

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Anna Karenina
1999-2001 title card
Genre Romance
Family drama
Created by Viva Television and GMA Entertainment TV
Directed by Gil Tejada
Starring Antoinette Taus
Sunshine Dizon
Kim delos Santos
and Tanya Garcia
(see cast)
Opening theme Ikot ng Mundo by Antoinette Taus
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 286
Executive producer(s) Vic del Rosario
Wilma Galvante
Running time 1 hour and 30 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Original release November 10, 1996 (1996-11-10) – April 28, 2002 (2002-04-28)
Related shows Anna Karenina (2013)

Anna Karenina is a Philippine drama series produced by VIVA Television and GMA Network starring Antoinette Taus, Sunshine Dizon, Kim delos Santos and Tanya Garcia. It is a story of four girls with the same name, and a mother searching for her daughter, which is the true Anna Karenina. Taus who plays Anna Karenina "Anna" Serrano was the missing Anna Karenina in the story, despite leaving the show in 2000. The show aired from November 10, 1996 to April 28, 2002. It replaced the long running drama anthology television series, Lovingly Yours, Helen, which was hosted by Helen Vela and later, her daughter Princess Punzalan.

A 2013 remake version starring Krystal Reyes, Barbie Forteza, Joyce Ching & Thea Tolentino, aired on GMA Network from June 3, 2013 to September 20, 2013.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

  • Antoinette Taus as Anna Karenina "Anna" Serrano Monteclaro and Anna Karolina Monteclaro / Victoria "Bekbek" (Anna Karolina Monteclaro / Victoria "Bekbek" was introduced in year 2001 as the show's main antagonist after Antoinette Taus returned to the Philippines)[1]
  • Sunshine Dizon as Anna Karenina "Karen" Villarama
  • Kim delos Santos as Anna Karenina "Nina" Fuentebella
  • Tanya Garcia as Anna Karenina "Grace" San Victores (introduced in year 2000 after Antoinette Taus left the show)[2]

Supporting Cast[edit]

Recurring Cast[edit]


Antoinette Taus left the show in 2000 because she wants to pursue her career in Hollywood. She was replaced by Tanya Garcia as Anna Karenina "Grace" San Victores. In 2001, Taus returned to the country but she didn't reprise her role as Anna Karenina "Anna" Serrano Monteclaro, instead she was given an antagonist role as Anna Karolina Monteclaro / Victoria "Bekbek", Anna's evil twin sister and served as the show's main antagonist.[3]

See also[edit]