Destino de Mujer

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Destino de Mujer
Genre Telenovela
Romance
Drama
Created by Mariela Romero
Directed by César Bolívar
Rafael Gómez
Arquímedes Rivero
Starring Sonya Smith
Jorge Reyes
Lupita Ferrer
Opening theme Para Llorar performed by Ricardo Montaner
Ending theme Para Llorar performed by Ricardo Montaner
Country of origin Venezuela
Spain
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 136
Production
Executive producer(s) Daniel Andrade
Producer(s) Sandra Rioboo
Editor(s) Javier Lopez
Jose Guillermo
Production company(s) Venevisión
Televisión Española
Distributor Venevisión International
Release
Original network Venevisión (Venezuela)
La 1 (Televisión Española) (Spain)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release November 27, 1997 – May 26, 1998
Chronology
Preceded by Contra viento y marea
Followed by Samantha
Related shows Vuélveme A Querer (2007)

Destino de Mujer (English title: Destiny of a Woman) is a Venezuelan telenovela created by Mariela Romero and produced in 1997 as a joint production of Venevisión and Televisión Española.[1] The telenovela lasted for 136 episodes and was distributed internationally by Venevisión International.[2]

Sonya Smith and Jorge Reyes starred as the main protagonists with Yajaira Orta, Henry Galué, Tatiana Capote, Gabriela Vergara and Rafael Romero as antagonists.[3]

Plot[edit]

A murder committed in the past marks the life of Mariana Oropeza and Víctor Manuel Santana, two young people who fall in love without knowing of the past that links them.

Years ago, Alfredo Oropeza killed Victor Manuel's father, stole his fortune and raped his fiancee, Aurora, whom he had always desired. After killing Esteban, Victor Manuel's father, the servants run for their lives together with his little brother Luis Miguel. But as they are being pursued by Alfredo's men, the nanny carrying Luis Miguel falls into a river. Traumatized and half naked, Aurora arrives at a Church calling for help. But her evl sister, Lucrecia, convinces her that everything that is happening was her fault, and has her locked up in a mental asylum. Nine months later, Aurora gives birth to a baby girl called Mariana, the product of her rape. Lucrecia takes away her niece and blackmails Alfredo, who she has always loved into marrying her.

Years later, Mariana and Víctor Manuel meet each other after they compete to win for an international business contract. They both cannot ignore the mutual attraction they feel for each other, until Víctor Manuel discovers that Mariana is the daughter of his worst enemy and the murderer of his father. Víctor Manuel decides to take revenge by seducing Mariana, but he cannot imagine that he will end up falling in love with her.

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

  • Sonya Smith as Mariana Oropeza Castillo
  • Jorge Reyes as Víctor Manuel Santana
  • Carlos Camacho as Luis Miguel Restrepo
  • Lupita Ferrer as Aurora Inés Acosta
  • Tatiana Capote as Griselda Ascanio
  • Pedro Lander as Ramón Santana
  • Gabriela Vergara as Vanessa Medina
  • Rafael Romero as Rodolfo Anzola
  • Raúl Amundaray as Artemio Ruíz
  • Henry Galué as Alfredo Oropeza

Supporting Cast[edit]

  • Yajaira Orta as Lucrecia Castillo de Oropeza
  • Carmen Julia Álvarez as Caridad Tovar
  • Chony Fuentes as Irma Santana
  • Alberto Álvarez as Humberto Maldonado
  • Pedro Martín as Izaguirre
  • María Eugenia Penagos as Margarita
  • Jalymar Salomon as Martha
  • Wanda D'Isidoro as Thaís Santana
  • Sonia Villamizar as Nereida Tovar
  • Carlos Baute as Pedro José
  • Yul Bürkle as Arnaldo
  • Roberto Messuti as Augusto Santana
  • Jeanette Flores as Mariana Salcedo
  • Roberto Lamarca as Ignacio
  • María Eugenia Penagos as Margarita
  • Ernesto Balzi
  • Alexis Escámez
  • Lucio Bueno
  • Mario Brito

Broadcasters[edit]

Country Alternate title/Translation TV network(s) Series premiere Series finale Weekly schedule Timeslot
 Venezuela Destino de Mujer Venevisión 1997 1997 Monday to Friday 10:00 pm
 Spain Destino de Mujer La 1 (Televisión Española) 1998 1999 Monday to Friday 5:10 pm
 Paraguay Destino de Mujer Canal 13 September 4, 2000 April 6, 2001 Monday to Friday 6:00 pm
 Perú Destino de Mujer Panamericana TV September 11, 2000 April 13, 2001 Monday to Friday 7:00 pm
 Argentina Destino de Mujer Canal 9 October 5, 1998 March 19, 1999 Monday to Friday 4:00 pm
 Colombia Destino de Mujer Canal A January 5, 1998 May 29, 1998 Monday to Friday 4:15 pm
 Uruguay Destino de Mujer Canal 10 April 3, 2000 October 6, 2000 Monday to Friday 5:10 pm
 Chile Destino de Mujer Chilevisión August 17, 1999 March 6, 1999 Monday to Friday 4:05 pm

Trivia[edit]

  • This is the 3rd of the 4 telenovelas (Cristal, Rosangelica, Pecados Ajenos) that Sonya Smith and Lupita Ferrer worked together.
  • It was remade by Mexican TV network TV Azteca entitled Vuélveme A Querer, Sonya Smith also appeared here and she played the role as the heroine's mother.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Destino De Mujer / Venevisión - 1997". TVVI (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "VENEVISION (1997-98), 150 capitulos Destino De Mujer Entrada". vencor.narod. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Destino De Mujer Entrada". YouTube. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 

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