Rafaela (telenovela)

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Rafaela
Rafaela telenovela SJ.jpg
Genre Telenovela
Romance
Drama
Created by Delia Fiallo
Starring Scarlet Ortiz
Diana Bracho
Jorge Poza
Arleth Terán
Chantal Andere
Opening theme Corazon by Chino & Nacho
Ending theme Corazon by Chino & Nacho
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 120 [1]
Production
Executive producer(s) Nathalie Lartilleux
Running time 42-45 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Release
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format 1080i HDTV
480i SDTV
Original release 31 January – 15 July 2011
Chronology
Preceded by Para volver a amar
Followed by Esperanza del corazón
External links
Production website

Rafaela is a Mexican telenovela produced by Nathalie Lartilleux for Televisa. It is based on the Venezuelan telenovela of the same name produced in 1977.[2]

Scarlet Ortiz and Jorge Poza star as the main protagonists, while Chantal Andere, Diana Bracho and Arturo Carmona star as the main antagonists.

Though Rafaela was nominated for best female antagonist, best first actor, and best first actress,[3] it did not win any awards.[4]

Canal de las Estrellas originally broadcast Rafaela at 5pm MDT from 31 January to 11 March 2011.[5][6] From 14 March to 15 July 2011, it was moved to 4PM MDT.[7][8] From 20 June to 5 August 2011, Univision transmitted Rafaela weekdays at 1pm central for 2 hours,[9] replacing Niña de mi Corazón. From 8 August 2011 to 14 October 2011, one episode was shown weekdays at 1pm central.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Scarlet Ortiz as Rafaela de la Vega Martinez - Rafael and Caridad's daughter, Morelia's stepdaughter, sister of Alicia, Rosalba, Luli, Belen, Chucho and Goyito, Arely's friend, ex-wife of Angel, in love with Jose Maria.
  • Jorge Poza as Jose Maria Baez - Mireya's husband, Ileana's ex-boyfriend, in love with Rafaela.

Also main[edit]

  • Chantal Andere as Mireya Vival de Baez - Jose Maria's wife, Morelia's friend and accomplice,killed Morelia and Victor Acuna, ends up insane.
  • Diana Bracho as Morelia Martinez de de la Vega - Alicia and Rosalba's mother and Rafaela's stepmother, Rafael's wife, Rene's aunt, killed by Mireya. by throwing her off the second floor
  • Rogelio Guerra as Dr. Rafael de la Vega - Rafaela and Alicia's father, Morelia's husband, in love with Caridad.
  • Patricia Reyes Spíndola as Caridad Martinez, sister in law of Morelia and mother of Rafaela, Rosalba, Belen, Luli, Chucho, and Goyito, Braulio's partner, Rafael's love interest.
  • Tiare Scanda as Rosalba Martinez - Caridad's daughter, sister of Rafaela, Belen, Luli, Goyito, and Chucho, in love with Carlos Luis.
  • Manuel Valdes as Braulio.

Recurring[edit]

International broadcasts[edit]

Rafaela Network(s) Series premiere Series finale Title
 United States Univision June 20, 2011 October 14, 2011 Rafaela
 Mexico Canal de las Estrellas January 31, 2011 July 17, 2011
 Bulgaria Diema Family March 27, 2012 September 10, 2012 Рафаела
 Venezuela Venevisión Rafaela
 Dominican Republic Telemicro Rafaela
 Nicaragua Canal 10 Rafaela
 Ecuador Gama TV Rafaela
 Paraguay Telefuturo Rafaela
 Peru América Televisión August 10, 2011 January 24, 2012 Rafaela
 Bolivia Red Uno Rafaela
 Panama Telemix Internacional Rafaela
 Spain laSexta2 Rafaela
Nova
 Chile La Red Rafaela
 Hungary Life Network July 2, 2012 Rafaela doktornő
 Philippines Telenovela Channel April 1, 2013/October 21, 2013 September 13, 2013/April 4, 2014 Rafaela
 Kenya Kenya Television Network December 11, 2011 2012 Rafaela
 United Arab Emirates MBC رافييلا

Awards[edit]

TVyNovelas Awards 2012[edit]

Category Nominee Result
Best Female Antagonist Chantal Andere Nominated
Best First Actor Rogelio Guerra Nominated
Best First Actress Patricia Reyes Spíndola Nominated

References[edit]