Salve Jorge

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Salve Jorge
Also known as La guerrera (in Spanish speaking countries)
Genre Telenovela
Created by Glória Perez
Starring Nanda Costa
Rodrigo Lombardi
Carolina Dieckmann
Giovanna Antonelli
Cléo Pires
Opening theme "Alma de Guerreiro"
by Seu Jorge
Country of origin Brazil
Original language(s) Portuguese
No. of episodes 179 (Original Run)
140 (Syndication)
Location(s) Brazil and Turkey
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time Original Run:
55 minutes
35 minutes (Wednesdays)
45 minutes
Original network Rede Globo
Picture format (HDTV) 1080i16:9
(SDTV) 480i4:3
Original release 22 October 2012 – 17 May 2013
Preceded by Avenida Brasil
Followed by Amor à Vida
External links

Salve Jorge (Literally English: Hail George, International title: English: Brave Woman[nb 1]) is a Brazilian primetime telenovela created by Glória Perez and directed by Marcos Schechtman.[2]

The series premiered on 22 October 2012 and ended on 17 May 2013 on Rede Globo at the 9 p.m. timeslot, replacing Avenida Brasil and being followed by Amor à Vida.[3]

A total of 179 episodes of 55 minutes (35 minutes on Wednesdays due the 2012–2013 Football season broadcast) were produced and aired Mondays to Saturdays. However, when syndicated and sold to other countries the telenovela got the number of episodes reduced to 140 and the duration fixed at 45 minutes.

Nanda Costa, Carolina Dieckmann, Rodrigo Lombardi and Giovanna Antonelli star as the protagonists, while Cláudia Raia star as the main antagonist.[4]


In Istanbul, Turkey, 18-year-old Morena (Nanda Costa) is auctioned by a group of wealthy and successful men. She ended up being sold for a U$3.500 bid. The next scene shows Morena running desperately through the streets, screaming for help. The scene flashes back to eight months earlier.

Morena is a single-mother who lives with her four-year-old son Junior (Luiz Felipe Mello) and her mom Lucimar (Dira Paes) helps her to support him. Though unemployed, she manages to garner strength and resolve in order to forge her own path.

Following the 2010 occupation of the Complexo do Alemão by the Brazilian Army, Morena meets Theo (Rodrigo Lombardi), a cavalry officer who is charmed by her spontaneity and sensuality. They fall in love, unaware that love does not conquer all.

Motivated by the prospect of a better future and facing eviction, Morena accepts a job offer to work in a coffeehouse in Istanbul for a few months. Her decision, however, not only ends her engagement to Theo, who disapproves of her trip, but leads to her being a victim of an international human trafficking ring.

Cunning Wanda (Totia Meirelles), who offered Morena what turns out to be a fictitious job, works with Livia Marini (Cláudia Raia), a sophisticated, intelligent and seemingly irreproachable woman. The truth, however, tells a different story: although she claims to be a world-renowned talent agent, Livia is in fact head of an international human trafficking organization which generates billions of dollars every year.

Upon arriving in Turkey, Morena is forced to work at a dreary nightclub where Russo (Adriano Garib), head of security and member of the ring, constantly intimidates young women by threatening to harm their families in Brazil.

Despite being held captive, Morena refuses to accept her fate and decides to fight against the crime that victimized her. Together with her ill-fated companions, she counts on the help of Police Chief Heloísa (Giovanna Antonelli) to take down the ring’s villainous scheme. On top of such difficulties, Morena also has to deal with another challenging mission: to regain Theo's love and trust. Theo still loves her but has since entered into a new romantic relationship and is determined to forget her.


Actor Character
Nanda Costa Morena Ribeiro
Rodrigo Lombardi Captain Théo Garcia
Giovanna Antonelli Heloísa Sampaio Helô
Carolina Dieckmann Jéssica Lima da Costa
Totia Meirelles Wanda Rodrigues (false identities: Djanira Araújo/Marta/Ivanna de Sousa/Jussara Guerra/Adalgisa Araújo Marques/Mercedes)
Cláudia Raia Lívia Marini
Dira Paes Lucimar Ribeiro
Flávia Alessandra Lieutenant Érica Castro
Cléo Pires Bianca Faber
Domingos Montagner Zyah
Alexandre Nero Stênio Alencar
Vera Fischer Irina
Stênio Garcia Arturo Vieira
Antônio Calloni Mustafá Ayata
Nicette Bruno Mrs. Leonor Flores Galvão
Jandira Martini Grandma Farid
Nívea Maria Isaurinha Vieira
Suzana Faini Áurea Garcia
Walderez de Barros Cyla
Eva Todor Dália
Murilo Rosa Élcio Azevedo
Dalton Vigh Carlos Flores Galvão
Natália do Valle Aída Flores Galvão
Ana Beatriz Nogueira Rachel Flores Galvão
Letícia Spiller Antônia Alcântara
Caco Ciocler Celso Vieira
Zezé Polessa Berna Ayata
Mariana Rios Drika Alencar
Cristiana Oliveira Yolanda Gomes
Betty Gofman Sarila
Tânia Khalill Ayla
André Gonçalves Miro
Otaviano Costa Haroldo
Paula Pereira Nilcéia Ribeiro
Solange Badim Delzuíte de Sousa
Roberta Rodrigues Maria Vanúbia
Nando Cunha Pescoço
Neusa Borges Diva
Walter Breda Clóvis
Elizângela Esma
Ernani Moraes Kemal
Cissa Guimarães Maitê Bittencourt
Lizandra Souto Amanda Flores Galvão
Adriano Garib Russo
Oscar Magrini Colonel Geraldo Nunes
Rosi Campos Cacilda
Odilon Wagner Thompson
Marcello Airoldi Humberto Barros
Sidney Sampaio Ciro Bastos
Fernanda Paes Leme Tenente Márcia
Paloma Bernardi Rosângela
Cris Vianna Julinha
Lucy Ramos Sheila Laurindo
Isaac Bardavid Tartan
Clarisse Derzié Luz Fatma
Jonas Mello Silveirinha
Flávia Guedes Salete
Monique Curi Lena
Duda Nagle Caíque Flores Galvão
Leonardo Carvalho Drago
Júlia Mendes Zoe Kelebek
Brendha Haddad Neuma
Ivan Mendes Pepeu
Antônia Frering Deborah
Sacha Bali Beto
Bruna Marquezine Lurdinha de Sousa
Mussunzinho Sidney
Duda Ribeiro Adam
Karina Ferrari Samantha de Sousa
Anderson Müller Murat
Francisco Carvalho Galdino
Narjara Turetta Buquê
Luci Pereira Creusa
Luiz Felipe Mello Júnior
Frederico Volkmann Ekran
Mila Freitas Carol Flores Galvão
Kíria Malheiros Raíssa Alcântara
Yago Machado Hassan
Tiago Abravanel Demir
Dani Moreno Aisha Ayata
Laryssa Dias Waleska
Yanna Lavigne Tamar
Thammy Miranda Joyce Guimarães
Aimée Madureira Rayanne
Alexandre Barros Ricardo Motta
Jayme Periard Garcez
José D'Artagnan Júnior Aziz
Junno Andrade Santiago
Murilo Grossi Almir
Rita Elmôr Riva

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Result Source
Melhores do Ano
Best Male Newcomer Tiago Abravanel Won [5]
Best Child Actor or Actress Luís Felipe Melo Nominated [5]
Prêmio Contigo! de TV
Best Telenovela Glória Perez Nominated [6]
Best Actor Rodrigo Lombardi Nominated [6]
Alexandre Nero Nominated [6]
Domingos Montagner Nominated [6]
Best Actress Nanda Costa Nominated [6]
Giovanna Antonelli Nominated [6]
Cláudia Raia Nominated [6]
Best Supporting Actor Antônio Calloni Nominated [6]
Murilo Rosa Nominated [6]
Oscar Magrini Nominated [6]
Best Supporting Actress Carolina Dieckmann Nominated [6]
Letícia Spiller Nominated [6]
Totia Meirelles Won [6]
Newcomer Tiago Abravanel Nominated [6]
Yanna Lavigne Nominated [6]
Dani Moreno Nominated [6]
Best Child Actor Frederico Volkmann Nominated [6]
Luís Felipe Melo Nominated [6]
Best Child Actress Kiria Malheiros Nominated [6]
Mila Freitas Nominated [6]
Best Author Glória Perez Nominated [6]
Best Director Marcos Schechtman & Fred Mayrink Nominated [6]
Meus Prêmios Nick
Favorite Actress Giovanna Antonelli Won [7]
Favorite Character Helô (Giovanna Antonelli) Nominated [7]
Prêmio Extra de Televisão
Best Telenovela Glória Perez Nominated [8][9]
Best Actress Giovanna Antonelli Won [9]
Nanda Costa Nominated [8]
Best Supporting Actor Alexandre Nero Won [9]
Nando Cunha Nominated [8]
Best Supporting Actress Totia Meirelles Nominated [8]
Best Male Newcomer Adriano Garib Won [9]
Tiago Abravanel Nominated [8]
Best Female Newcomer Dani Moreno Nominated [8]
Solange Badim Nominated [8]
Thammy Miranda Nominated [8]
Best Child Performance Kíria Malheiros Nominated [8]
Luis Felipe Melo Nominated [8]
Best Musical Theme "Dança Sensual" (MC Koringa) Nominated [8]
"Esse Cara Sou Eu" (Roberto Carlos) Won [9]
Teen Idol Bruna Marquezine Nominated [8]
Prêmios UOL
Best Telenovela Glória Perez Nominated [10]
Best Actress Giovanna Antonelli Won [10]
Nanda Costa Nominated [10]
Best Actor Alexandre Nero Nominated [10]
Best Villain Cláudia Raia Nominated [10]
Best Couple Giovanna Antonelli & Alexandre Nero Nominated [10]
Best Male or Female Newcomer Thammy Miranda Nominated [10]
Prêmio Quem de Televisão
Best Actress Cláudia Raia Nominated [11]
Giovanna Antonelli Won [11]
Nanda Costa Nominated [11]
Best Supporting Actor Alexandre Nero Won [11]
Best Supporting Actress Totia Meirelles Nominated [11]
Newcomer Dani Moreno Nominated [11]
Nanda Costa Nominated [11]
Troféu Internet
Best Telenovela Glória Perez Nominated
Best Actress Giovanna Antonelli Won
Nanda Costa Nominated
Newcomer Tiago Abravanel Nominated



Timeslot Episodes Premiere Finale Rank Season Rating average
Date Viewers
(in points)
Date Viewers
(in points)
22 October 2012
17 May 2013
46 2 2012–13 34


  1. ^ Official name in English.[1]


  1. ^ TV Globo Internacional – [1]
  2. ^ "Saiba tudo Salve Jorge, a nova novela da Globo" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Com cenário no Alemão, 'Salve Jorge' estreia no dia 22 de outubro" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nanda Costa, a protagonista de 'Salve Jorge': 'Não adianta ficar ouvindo as críticas, tem de fazer bem o trabalho'" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Melhores do Ano 2012" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Prêmio Contigo de TV! 2013" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 February 2013.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Pr.C3.AAmio_Contigo_de_TV_2013" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  7. ^ a b "Confira a lista de indicados ao Meus Prêmios Nick 2013!" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Prêmio Extra de TV 2013: vote nos melhores da televisão". 7 October 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "'Amor à Vida' sai como grande vencedora do Prêmio Extra de Televisão" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "Retrospectiva: Vote nos melhores de 2013" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Prêmio QUEM 2013: Conheça os finalistas na categoria televisão; Votação encerrada!" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 8 January 2014.