Soy tu dueña
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|Soy Tu Dueña|
|Created by||Inés Rodena|
|Written by||Kary Fajer|
|Directed by||Salvador Garcini|
|Opening theme||"Golondrinas Viajeras" by Lucero and Joan Sebastian|
|Ending theme||"Golondrinas Viajeras" by Lucero and Joan Sebastian (Episodes 1-59)
"Dueña de tu Amor" by Lucero (Episodes 60-142)
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||146 |
|Executive producer(s)||Nicandro Díaz González|
|Running time||41-45 minutes|
|Original channel||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Picture format||480i SDTV
|Original run||April 19 – November 7, 2010|
|Preceded by||Los Exitosos Perez
|Followed by||Triunfo del Amor|
Soy Tu Dueña (literal translation "I'm Your Owner", but known in English speaking markets as "A Woman of Steel") is a Mexican telenovela produced by Nicandro Díaz González for Televisa. It starred Lucero, Fernando Colunga and Gabriela Spanic.
Univision introduced Soy tu dueña in the United States because the 2009 version of Corazón salvaje, broadcast weeknights at 9pm/8c, was the least watched telenovela during prime time. It was broadcast from June 1 to December 27, 2010, becoming the most watched telenovela during the 9pm time slot. As of February 4, 2013, Univision broadcast reruns of Soy tu dueña weekday afternoons at 3pm/2c, replacing Amorcito Corazón. The last episode was broadcast on August 16, with La Mujer Del Vendaval replacing it.
Beginning March 10, 2014, Canal de las Estrellas will broadcast reruns of Soy tu dueña weekday afternoons at 12:00 pm, replacing Rosalinda.
Valentina Villalba (Lucero) is a beautiful woman with a fortune that she inherited from her parents. She has a mansion in Mexico City, where she lives with her aunt Isabel Dorantes (Silvia Pinal) and her cousin Ivana (Gabriela Spanic). Valentina is engaged to Alonso (David Zepeda), but she doesn't know that Alonso is cheating on her with Ivana. Ivana has an additional lover, Oscar Ampudia (Claudio Baez), who is married. Ivana runs over Oscar with his car. Alonso stands up Valentina at their wedding. He has planned to run away with Ivana, but he ends up taking a different life.
Valentina decides to isolate herself at the hacienda Los Cascabeles, where she starts a new life and changes from a sweet, tender woman to a cold and bitter woman. When she arrives at the hacienda she finds Rosendo Gavilan (Sergio Goyri) abusing Iluminada (Fatima Torre), a servant who works at Los Cascabeles. Rosendo has raped Iluminada before. Valentina lays down the law and kicks Rosendo out of the hacienda. But eventually she hires him as her foreman. Most of the people of the region hate Valentina because of the things Rosendo does as her foreman, to their mind following her orders. They have given her the name "La Vibora", Spanish for viper or snake. Isabel, Ivana, and their servant Benita (Ana Martín), eventually move to the Cascabeles.
Valentina meets Jose Miguel Montesinos (Fernando Colunga), a rich land owner. She wants to purchase his land, but he adamantly refuses. Jose Miguel's parents, Federico and Leonor Montesinos, (Eric del Castillo) and (Jacqueline Andere), move into their hacienda. Leonor wants to return to Mexico City, but Federico Montesinos has only a short time left to live and wants to spend his remaining days on his hacienda. Jose Miguel becomes attracted to Valentina. Federico Montesinos was once in love with Isabel Dorantes and it turns out that he still is in love with her.
Rosendo kills Nazario, a worker in Valentina's Los Cascabeles in a stable belonging to Valentina, shortly after Valentina returns to the Hacienda. Valentina herself is blamed for killing Nazario.
Valentina begins to fall in love with Jose Miguel after accidentally shooting him. Soon Ivana begins to fall in love with him as well, however Ivana's love for José Miguel is based more on her envy of whatever Valentina has, as was the case with Alonso Peñalvert. Rosendo decides he wants Valentina, and he begins to challenge Jose Miguel for her. Jose Miguel and Valentina finally agree to marry each other, but Jose Miguel's mother does not approve of the marriage. Ivana and Rosendo also disapprove of the marriage and join forces to stop it. While Jose Miguel goes to Mexico City to sell his house, a woman named Arcelia Olivares (Pilar Montenegro) visits Los Cascabeles and tells Valentina that she and Jose Miguel had a relationship and that she has a son by him. In reality this was only a plot masterminded by Leonor and Ivana to separate the couple.
Valentina is devastated by yet another betrayal from someone she believed loved her and in temper and frustration she sets fire to their love nest, a cabin built by José Miguel's father when José Miguel was a small boy. Valentina refuses to take any phone calls from José Miguel and when he returns from Mexico City, she breaks off their relationship, never telling José Miguel of Arcelia's visit or the reasons for her apparent change of heart, despite the fact that she still loves him.
Shortly after José Miguel returns from Mexico, Valentina visits his hacienda in order to return the engagement ring. José Miguel is not there but Valentina talks with his father Federico outside the entrance (the conversation is observed by Ivana), and asks him to return the ring to José Miguel. Federico returns to the house of Sabino his trusted employee, where he is temporarily staying due to repeated confrontations with Leonor. Rosendo breaks into the house in order to steal papers held by Sabino that will prove that cattle from the Montesinos estate had been deliberately poisoned. There he finds his Federico who he has always hated for stealing his one true love (Leonor), and after a confrontation between the two men, Rosendo sets fire to the house, locking Federico inside and leaving him to die. Ivana is actually witness to seeing Rosendo flee from the building, although never admits to anyone that Rosendo was there. José Miguel tries to save his father by breaking down the door but it is too late. When Sabino and José Miguel return to the house to survey the extent of the damage from the fire, Valentina's engagement ring is found on the floor where Federico had been lying, and suspicion regarding the fire falls on Valentina.
In a strange turn of fate, the agent contracted by José Miguel to sell the house in Mexico City just happens to be Alonso Peñalvert, the man who left Valentina standing at the altar. Alonso comes back into the picture by presenting himself at Los Cascabeles and declares that he will not go back to Mexico City without Valentina or her forgiveness. Jose Miguel, Rosendo, and Alonso begin to fight for Valentina's love. Alonso and Jose Miguel go for a short while to Mexico City. Chuy, (Diego Avila) the son of one of José Miguel's workers, is hurt in an accident, and Jose Miguel comes back to San Pedro to see him. In the hospital room, José Miguel and Valentina decide to get back together. Ivana still wants Jose Miguel and plots to convince him that she is carrying his baby. To accomplish this, she goes to Mexico City and sleeps with an old married friend, a doctor, in order to get pregnant and pass off the baby as José Miguel's. However, she doesn't get pregnant.
José Miguel and Valentina decide to get married after Chuy recovers. José Miguel and Valentina spend the night in their cabin where they engage in passionate sex. Ivana is jealous. She tells José Miguel and Valentina that she is pregnant with José Miguel's child, and Valentina breaks up with José Miguel yet again. Ivana tries to sleep with Alonso, but Alonso kicks her out. She sleeps with Rosendo. Later she seduces the detective who is investigating Oscar's death in order to try to get pregnant. Unfortunately for him, he falls for Ivana. Still, she cannot get pregnant.
Ivana's guilty conscience over killing Oscar causes her to see his apparition many times, which degrades her mental health more and more as time goes by. She ends up killing Benita, beloved servant and "nana" of Valentina and Ivana, while having an hallucination and thinking that Benita is actually Oscar. Rosendo witnesses the murder.
Rosendo kidnaps Valentina. She is eventually rescued by Sabino and José Miguel's mother Leonor, who turns out to have been Rosendo's lover when they were young. José Miguel encounters the three as they head homeward. Then Rosendo shows up. While Rosendo and José Miguel are engaged in a death battle, Leonor tells José Miguel that Rosendo is his real father. While Rosendo is inside the cave where he had kept Valentina hostage, someone blows up the cave, and everyone believes he is dead.
Ivana comes to realize that she is not going to be able to get away with murder, so she ends up hanging herself. The autopsy shows that she was not pregnant.
After that things change. José Miguel's mother apologizes to Valentina and to José Miguel and apparently intends to change her ways. Valentina and José Miguel get married. However, during the ceremony Rosendo shows up, extremely disfigured, and tries to kill them. Alonso jumps Rosendo, enabling José Miguel and then the police to disarm him. The police take him away. Valentina and José Miguel live happily ever after. They are shown with their twins at the end of the story.
Main cast in order of Appearance
|Lucero||Valentina Villalba||Main heroine, in love with Jose Miguel, Ivana's cousin. Mother of Cècilia Bènita & Josè Federico|
|Fernando Colunga||Jose Miguel Montesinos||Main hero, in love with Valentina, biological son of Rosendo and Leonor. Father of Cècilia Bènita & Josè Federico|
|Gabriela Spanic||Ivana Dorantes †||Main female villain, cousin of Valentina, daughter of Isabel, in love with Jose Miguel, lover of Oscar, Alonso, Felipe, Esteban, Horacio, Rosendo and Toledo, Responsible for the deaths of Benita and Oscar. Commits suicide|
|Sergio Goyri||Rosendo Gavilán||Main male villain, former foreman of Los Cascabeles. biological father of José Miguel, former lover of Leonor, Responsible for the deaths of Federico and Nazario, Goes to jail|
|David Zepeda||Alonso Peñalvert||Villain, later good, first fiance of Valentina, who jilted her at the church, ex-lover of Ivana and Brenda, father of Santiaguito|
|Jacqueline Andere||Leonor Montesinos||Villain, later good, mother of Jose Miguel, with an inexplicable hatred of Valentina. Wife of Federico. Ex-lover of Rosendo|
|Ana Martín||Benita Garrido †||Nanny of Ivana and Valentina, also senior servant. Killed by Ivana|
|Eduardo Capetillo||Horacio Acosta||Best friend of Jose Miguel, formal lover of Ivana. Was engaged to Sandra. Later in love with Gabriela|
|Julio Alemán||Ernesto Galeana||Valentina's lawyer, in love with Isabel|
|Carlos Bracho and Arsenio Campos||Padre Justino Samaniego||Priest|
|Paul Stanley||Timoteo||In love with Iluminada. Works for Horacio.|
|Marisol del Olmo||Gabriela Islas||Best friend of Valentina, in love with Horacio.|
|Fabian Robles||Felipe Santibáñez||Doctor of San Pedro, in love with and dumped by Ivana, dear friend of Gabriela, falls in love with Sandra Macotela|
|Claudio Baez||Oscar Ampudia †||Lover of Ivana, husband of Narda. Killed by Ivana.|
|Emoé de la Parra||Narda de Ampudia||Wife of Oscar|
|Gerardo Albarrán||Nerón Almoguera||Alonso's ex-"business partner"|
|Diana Osorio||Margarita Corona||Ex-secretary of Alonso|
|Marisol Santacruz||Cecilia Rangel de Villalba †||Mother of Valentina|
|Guillermo Capetillo||Rogelio Villalba †||Father of Valentina|
|Alejandra Procuna||Brenda Castaño Lagunes †||Mother of Santiaguito, former lover of Alonso. Dies of operation.|
|Niko Caballero||Santiago "Santiaguito" Peñalvert Castaño||Son of Alonso and Brenda.|
|Silvia Pinal||Isabel Rangel vda. Dorantes||Mother of Ivana, aunt of Valentina, whose first love was Federico prior to his unfortunate marriage to Leonor. Loved by Ernesto|
|Eric del Castillo||Federico Montesinos †||Father of Jose Miguel, husband of Leonor, in love with Isabel. Killed by Rosendo|
|José Carlos Ruiz||Sabino Mercado||Worker on José Miguel's hacienda, Worker in Los Cascabeles.|
|Ana Bertha Espin||Enriqueta Macotela||Mother of Sandra, wife of Moises, the town gossip, a histrionic|
|David Ostrosky||Moises Macotela||Father of Sandra, husband of Enriqueta, banker|
|Rossana San Juan||Crisanta Camargo||Lover of Rosendo, mother of Iluminada, cleans the church|
|Fátima Torre||Iluminada Camargo||Servant on Valentina's hacienda, daughter of Crisanta, raped by Rosendo|
|Cristina Obregon||Sandra Macotela||Daughter of Enriqueta and Moises, in love with Felipe. Use to be engaged to Horacio.|
|Mário del Río||Filadelfo Porras||Worker on Valentina's hacienda. Use to be Rosendo's friend.|
|Eduardo Rivera||Juan Granados||Worker on Jose Miguel's hacienda. husband of Teresa, father to Teresita and Chuy.|
|Diego Ávila||Chuy Granados||Son of Juan and Teresa, brother of Teresita|
|Raúl Padilla||Padre Ventura Menchaca||Priest|
|Claudia Ortega||Teresa de Granados||Servant on Jose Miguel's hacienda. Wife of Juan, mother to Teresita and Chuy|
|Evelyn Ximena||Teresa "Teresita" Granados||Daughter of Juan and Teresa, sister of Chuy.|
|Eduardo Rodriguez||Dr. Esteban Noguera||Doctor, lover of Ivana|
|Alejandro Ruiz||Nazario Melgarejo †||Worker on Valentina's hacienda. Killed by Rosendo|
|Tony Vela||Comandante Bruno Toledo||Police officer, lover of Ivana|
|Pilar Montenegro||Arcelia Olivares||Valentina's love rival, seduced José Miguel by orders of Ivana|
- Televisa, in 1978, a version called "Doménica Montero" directed by Lawrence Rhodes, produced by Valentín Pimstein and starring Irán Eory, Rogelio Guerra and Raquel Olmedo.
- RCTV, in 1989, a version called "Amanda Sabater" directed by and starring Gabriel Walfenzao, Maricarmen Regueiro and Iván Moros.
- RCTV, in 1995, a version called "El desafío", produced by Carlos Lamus and Hernando Faria, directed by and starring Renato Gutiérrez, Caluda Venturini, Henri Soto and Mimi Lazo.
- Televisa, In 1995, a version called "La dueña", starring Angélica Rivera, Francisco Gattorno and Cynthia Klitbo, under the overall production of Florinda Meza. Before "Soy Tu Dueña", this was the most successful version.
- SBT, in 2001, a version called "Amor e Ódio", directed by Jacques Lagôa, Henrique Martins and Antonino Seabra, produced by David Grimberg and Gilberto Nunes and starring Suzy Rêgo, Daniel Boaventura and Viétia Rocha.
|Country||TV network(s)||Series premiere||Series end|
|Mexico||Canal de las Estrellas||April 19, 2010
March 10, 2014
|November 7, 2010
|Argentina||Canal 9||September 6, 2010||March 28, 2011|
|Uruguay||Monte Carlo TV|
|El Salvador||Canal 2|
|United States||Univision||June 1, 2010||December 27, 2010|
|Montenegro||Pink M||July 20, 2010||January 21, 2011|
|Serbia||RTV Pink||July 6, 2010||January 17, 2011|
|Albania||July 28, 2010||December 30, 2010|
|Puerto Rico||September, 2010||April 8, 2011|
|Cyprus||ANT1||July 20, 2011||January 11, 2012|
|Poland||Zone Romantica||September, 2010||March, 2011|
|Turkey||Star TV||December 4, 2012||March 11, 2013|
|Israel||Viva||January, 2011||August, 2011|
|Slovenia||POP TV||September, 2010||April, 2011|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Pink BH||October, 2010||March 21, 2011|
|Hungary||Zone Romantica||September, 2010||March 25, 2011|
|Macedonia||Pink 15||November 22, 2010||June, 2011|
|Georgia||December 17, 2010|
|Croatia||HRT 1||March 7, 2011||September 20, 2011|
|Estonia||Kanal 2||December 27, 2010||July 18, 2011|
|Spain||La 1||February 21, 2011||July 15, 2011|
|Turkey||Star TV||March, 2011||December 5, 2011|
|Romania||Acasa||September 12, 2011||January 31, 2012|
|Philippines||Telenovela Channel||April 1, 2013||October 18, 2013|
|Bulgaria||bTV Lady||September 24, 2012||April 9, 2013|
|United Arab Emirates||AD drama||November, 2013||present|
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