Hechizo de Amor

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Hechizo de Amor
Created by
  • Alberto Gómez
  • Silvano Suárez
Directed by
  • Arquímedes Rivero
  • César Bolívar
  • Marcos Reyes Andrade
Opening theme "Quiereme" by Alejandro Fernández
Country of origin Venezuela
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 130 [1]
Executive producer(s) Sandra Rioboo
Location(s) Caracas
Running time 41-44 minutes
Production company(s) Venevisión
Distributor Venevisión International
Original network Venevisión
Original release 5 April – 21 August 2000
Preceded by Toda Mujer
Followed by Amantes de luna llena

Hechizo de Amor (2000) is a Venezuelan telenovela (soap opera) that was produced by and seen on Venevisión. The show lasted 130 episodes and was distributed internationally by Venevisión International.


Ligia Valderrama is a beautiful, self-assured, young woman accustomed to getting everything she wants. Her father, Francisco Valderrama, has spoiled her excessively, perhaps to make up for the harm he did her when she was still a baby. Although Ligia has grown up believing she is the daughter of Raquela, her father’s wife, her real mother is Salome Hernandez, a woman of humble birth who fell in love with Francisco in spite of the fact that he was already married. On a fateful night over 20 years ago, Salome and Francisco were running away with their baby daughter and a briefcase containing a million dollars that he had stolen from his wife’s firm, when they had a serious car accident. Raquela found them unconscious – frustrated because she could never have a child - seized the opportunity to kidnap little Ligia. Threatening Francisco with turning him in for embezzlement, she made him her accomplice in a terrible lie: telling Salome that her daughter was dead. The pain of this news was so unbearable that Salome went insane and was committed in a sanitarium. And so, Ligia grew up in the luxury of the Valderrama’s household, with a slightly cold adoptive mother and a loving, but weak and remorseful, father.

Meanwhile, in a country village a few hours away from the capital, a different story is unfolding. It centers on Mabel Alcantara, another beautiful young woman, whose life is not what it was originally meant to be. Unlike Ligia, Mabel has grown up wild and poor, reared by a kind-hearted couple who took her in when her parents died. She could never imagine that she is actually the owner of the lavish hacienda where she sneaks in to steal mangoes. The current master of the hacienda, Arturo Urbaneja Castro, cheated Mabel’s parents out of the estate, and this circumstance led them to commit suicide. That is why now it is so ironic for Mabel to fall in love with Simón Acariza, son of the scoundrel who deprived her of what was rightfully hers. The passionate love affair that develops between Mabel and Simón will bring them many difficulties…

Almost simultaneously, Ligia finds the man of her dreams: Gabriel Salazar. They fall deeply in love, but this relationship is also bound to fail as Raquela gets in the way, disapproving of the social differences between them. That is when fate confronts Ligia and Mabel. The sweet country girl, pregnant by Simón and shunned by his family, now lives in the city and casually meets Gabriel. She touches him with her gentleness, and now that he is separated from Ligia, he feels the need to care for Mabel, and eventually even asks her to marry him. The marriage does not take place, however, because both Gabriel and Mabel realize they still love Ligia and Simón. After a series of unexpected events, both young couples will finally find happiness together… and at long last, Ligia and Mabel will recover what life had so unfairly taken from them.


  • Emma Rabbe as Ligia Valderrama
  • Guillermo Pérez as Gabriel Salazar
  • Bassel Dagher as Simón Alac Acariza
  • Niurka Acevedo as Penélope Bracho
  • Miguel Alcántara as Francisco Valderrama
  • Julio Alcázar as Arturo Urbaneja Castro
  • Mayra Alejandra as Raquela Valderrama
  • Alberto Alifa as Juan Diego Urbaneja
  • Ernesto Balzi as Alonso Urrutia
  • Juan A. Baptista as René Castro
  • Julio Bernal as Venancio Alcántara
  • Aroldo Betancourt as Leonardo Sotomayor
  • Eva Blanco as Clara de Salazar
  • Mirtha Borges as Marina de Alcántara
  • Víctor Cámara as Jorge Luis Larrios
  • Caridad Canelón as Salomé Hernández
  • Ana Karina Casanova as Mariana Antúnez
  • Ana Castell as Dominga Cárdenas
  • Miguel David Diaz as Mauricio Sánchez
  • Wanda D'Isidoro as Mabel Alcántara
  • Ivette Dominguez as Felicia Hurtado
  • Kimberly Dos Ramos as Marta Sánchez
  • Alexis Escámez as Higinio Pérez
  • Guillermo Ferrán as Felipe Bracho
  • Francisco Ferrari as Dr. Germán Duque
  • Chony Fuentes as Fedora de Antúnez
  • Gaspar González as Dr. Campo
  • Victor Hernández as Claudio Salazar
  • Pedro Lander as Marcelo Salazar
  • Carolina López as Beatriz Gutiérrez
  • Fedra López as Natasha
  • Lotario as Cheo Meneses
  • Eduardo Luna as Det. Miranda
  • Antonio Machuca as Dr. Romero
  • Ana Martínez as Sonia
  • Ana Massimo as Luisa Pérez
  • Roberto Messutti as Silvio Pérez
  • Eva Mondolfi as Cecilia Larrios
  • Adelaida Mora as Bettina
  • Cristina Obin as Inmaculada de Urbaneja
  • Miriam Ochoa as Amalia
  • Eliseo Perera as Dr. Acevedo
  • Dulce Maria Pilonieta as Leticia
  • Mauricio Renteria as Padre Angel Jesús
  • Víctor Rentoya as Adalberto Cárdenas
  • Yvonne Reyes as Regina Fuentes
  • Chelo Rodríguez as Adelaida Sotomayor
  • Rafael Romero as Hugo Ruiz
  • Monica Rubio as Trinita Sánchez
  • Betty Ruth as Crisanti Hernández
  • Diego Salazar as Amado Cárdenas
  • Soraya Sanz as Antonia
  • Judith Vásquez as Iraida Montes
  • José Vieira as Emilio Cárdenas
  • Andreina Yépez as Lorena
  • Gigi Zancheta as Carolina Sánchez

Theme song[edit]

The theme song to Hechizo de Amor is "Quiereme", performed by Alejandro Fernández.

International Broadcasters of Hechizo de Amor[edit]

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