Cara sucia (TV series)

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Cara Sucia
Genre Telenovela
Created by Inés Rodena
Written by Carlos Romero
Alberto Gómez
Directed by Gabriel Walfensao
Creative director(s) Arquímedes Rivero
Starring Guillermo Dávila
Sonya Smith
Gigi Zanchetta
Adolfo Cubas
Humberto García
Opening theme Antologia de Caricias by Altamira Banda Show
Country of origin Venezuela
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 174
Executive producer(s) Marisol Campos
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 42–45 minutes
Production company(s) Venevisión
Distributor Cisneros Media Distribution
Original network Venevisión
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release March 5 (1992-03-05) – October 12, 1992 (1992-10-12)
Preceded by Mundo de fieras
Followed by Por Amarte Tanto
Related shows La gata (1968)
La fiera (1983)
Rosa salvaje (1987)
María la del Barrio (1995)
Por un beso (2000)
Gata Salvaje (2002)
Pobre Diabla (2010)
La Gata (2014)

Cara Sucia (English title:Dirty Face) is a Venezuelan telenovela written by Carlos Romero and Alberto Gómez and produced by Venevisión in 1992.[1] The telenovela was distributed internationally by Venevisión International and was dubbed into English, Russian, Mongolian, and Filipino (Tagalog) in the Philippines.

Guillermo Dávila[2] and Sonya Smith[3] starred as the main protagonists with Gigi Zanchetta and Humberto García as the main antagonists.


Miguel Ángel González is a member of one of Caracas' richest families while Estrella is a poor but hard-working beautiful girl who sells newspapers in a corner everyday to earn a living. When they meet, they fall in love and begin a beautiful romance that leads to marriage. However, not everything is rosy for the couple. Miguel Ángel's parents Horacio and Rebecca are opposed to the relationship, and the obsessive passion Santa Ortigoza, Miguel Ángel's ex-girlfriend has over him. Horacio's declining mental health makes him become ore and more dangerous, and he hides a secret from the past: many years ago, he murdered Estrella's mother because she rejected him and let her father be blamed for the crime. The secret is revealed once Leonardo Montenegro, Estrella's father, is released from prison and reunited with his daughter. Rebecca, Miguel Ángel's mother, begins to accept his relationship with Estrella once she learns about Horacio's secret and that she was wrong about Estrella being a gold digger, when it was actually Santa who was after their family's money.

Later, Horacio kidnaps Estrella and Miguel Ángel's twin boys, and during this time, he has begun loving them like he sons. He shoots himself after a police stand-off when the babies are wrestled away from him while Santa dies after her car is driven off a cliff.[4][5]


  • Guillermo Dávila as Miguel Ángel González De la Vega
  • Sonya Smith as Estrella Montenegro Campuzano[6]
  • Gigi Zanchetta as Santa Ortigosa Lavarte
  • Adolfo Cubas as Antonio González De la Vega
  • Humberto García as Horacio González Ferrer
  • Eva Blanco as Candelaria Camacho Duval
  • Chony Fuentes as Rebeca De la Vega de González
  • Elio Rubens as Leonardo Montenegro
  • Helianta Cruz as Genoveva "Beba" Lavarte De Ortigoza
  • Alberto Marín as Padre Lombarito
  • Julio Capote as Fermín
  • Marcelo Romo as Carmelo
  • Simón Pestana as José Grigorio
  • Solmaira Castillo as Deyanira Falcón
  • Jenire Blanco
  • Elizabeth López as Federica Rangel
  • Rita De Gois as Carmen dos Santos
  • Marcelo Rodríguez as Agustín dos Santos
  • Hans Christopher as Víctor Iriarte
  • Miguel Moly
  • Chumico Romero
  • Alexis Escamez
  • Hilda Moreno as Coralia Margarita Blanco
  • Coromoto Roche as Teresa
  • Deyanira Hernández as Eloisa
  • Gonazalo Contrras as Dr. Gordillo
  • José A. Urdaneta as Chuito (Jesús Camacho)
  • María A. Avallone as Karina González de la Vega
  • Enrique Oliveros as Oscar
  • Blanquita Vera
  • Ana Martínez as Asunción
  • Daniel Escamez
  • Solmaira Liendo
  • Joel de la Rosa as Fabián
  • Eduardo Luna as Kirikó (Ángel Vargas López)


 Philippines Cara Sucia GMA Network February 5, 2001 August 3, 2001 Monday to Friday 2:30 pm
 Spain Cara Sucia Antena 3 March 15, 1993 October 15, 1993 Monday to Friday 8:00 pm
 USA Cara Sucia Univision
April 13, 1992 November 6, 1992 Monday to Friday 9:00 pm
 Mongolia Cara Sucia MNB 1994 ? Monday to Friday
 Venezuela Cara Sucia Venevisión March 5, 1992 October 12, 1992 Monday to Friday 10:00 pm
 Argentina Cara Sucia El Trece
Magazine TV
May 7, 1994
April 5, 1999
November 11, 1994
November 12, 1999
Monday to Friday 5:00 pm
8:30 pm
 Paraguay Cara Sucia Telefuturo
April 4, 1994
June 14, 1999
December 9, 1994
February 4, 2000
Monday to Friday 6:00 pm
8:30 pm
 Indonesia Cara Sucia SCTV March 21, 1994
September 1, 1994
August 29, 1994
September 5, 1995
Monday to Friday
11:00 am
4:00 pm


  1. ^ "VENEVISION (1992), 174 capitulos Cara Sucia". vencor.narod. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "CON SONYA SMITH Y GUILLERMO DÁVILA 'Cara Sucia'" (in Spanish). teleprograma. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  3. ^ ""Cara sucia" fue encantadora"" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cara sucia". Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Cara Sucia – Sonya Smith protagonista por primera vez!". venezueladeayer. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Así luce la actriz Sonya Smith 23 años después de la telenovela "Cara Sucia"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 January 2017. 

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