|Created by||Inés Rodena|
|Opening theme||A menos que tú by Mariela Alcalá|
|Country of origin||Venezuela|
|No. of episodes||172|
|Executive producer(s)||Genaro Escobar|
|Original release||1989 –|
Rubi Rebelde is a 1989 Venezuelan telenovela produced by Radio Caracas Televisión based on the radionovelas La gata and Enamorada by Cuban author Inés Rodena. This version was written by Carlos Romero, Perla Farías, María Antonieta Gómez and Boris Izaguirre. This telenovela lasted 172 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International.
The slums held no apparent future for Rubi, a young girl abandoned and exploited. Victor lives on the other side of town from Rubi. A minor accident brings them together, sparking an instant attraction. Víctor's family is torn by secret ambitions and bitterness. His mother is an angry woman full of resentment. She battles a hostile relationship with Victor's paternal grandmother, who controls the family's wealth. Victor's brother, with his villainous ideas and evil notions, is much like his mother. His younger sister, the sweet Virginia, is blind. Victor is outstanding, both kind and warmhearted, and Rubi is induced by him to enter the family home. His concern is misinterpreted by Rubi as love for her. To make matters worse, Rubi is despised by Victor's mother. His grandmother, however, finds her charm and innocence touching. To avenge her spiteful daughter-in-law, the grandmother changes her will to name Rubi sole benefactor. Now potentially wealthy, Rubi is thrust into an unknown world, one in which she will again be compelled to fight to survive.
- Mariela Alcala as Rubi
- Jaime Araque as Víctor Alfonso Miranda
- Ricardo Herranz as Francisco
- Alejandro Delgado as Reynaldo Itturralde
- Maria Teresa Acosta as Leonor Miranda
- Haydee Balza as La China
- Joana Benedek as Zoraida
- Jose Daniel Bort as Tilico
- Inés María Calero as Gladys
- Dalila Colombo as Lucrecia de Miranda
- Adolfo Cubas as Nelson
- Isabel Herrera as Macorina
- Ileana Jacket as Carolina
- Adelaida Mora as Virginia
- Frank Moreno as Sabatino
- René Muñoz as Padre Martin
- Jorge Palacios as Leonardo
- Carolina Perpetuo as Ana María
- Rosario Prieto as Dorila
- Victoria Roberts as Meche
- Marcelo Romo as Felix
- Carlota Sosa as Carmela
- Vicente Tepedino as Fabián
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