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Victoria Ruffo ...  María Fernández Acuña 125 episodes, 2005
Jacqueline Andere ...  Alba San Román 125 episodes, 2005
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A terrible tragedy puts an end to a group of friends' pleasure voyage. Maria hears a gunshot, and finds her friend Patricia dead, and, within her confusion, she picks up the gun. Maria is found guilty of murder and is sentenced to life in jail. Her husband, Esteban, an important business man, doesn't believe in her innocence. When he goes back to Mexico, he divorces her, buys the silence of everyone whom was with them on the trip, and tells his sons that their mother died in an accident. Twenty years later, Maria is put in liberty due to good conduct and goes back to Mexico in search of vengeance. She is decided to find out the real killer and upfront Esteban, whom she now hates because he abandoned her at her own risk. But what she most wishes is to have her son and daughter, Hector and Estrella, back. The first thing that Maria does when she arrives is that she cites everyone who was with her on the trip: Esteban; Servando, one of his associates; Demetrio, the company's lawyer; ... Written by Hector Pina

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Mexico

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21 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Maceha See more »

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MXN1,000,000 (estimated)
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Televisa S.A. de C.V. See more »
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Connections

Remake of Vivir un poco (1985) See more »

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Víveme
(Vivimi)
(Theme Song)
Performed by Laura Pausini
Adapted by Ignacio Ballesteros (as Badía) & Laura Pausini
Written by Biagio Antonacci
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The best Telenovela ever made
26 May 2009 | by Green_AcresSee all my reviews

To me, la Madrastra is the best telenovela ever, Spanish or English. It is so entertaining, the conflicts are very well made, the acting is great all around, its cheesiness and over-the-topness is also so much fun. Jacqueline Andere and Sabine Moussier make the show for me, since they are the best actors. They are so fun to watch, so are the rest of the villains, and pretty much the whole cast. This is an example of Spanish TV gone very right. It is so entertaining and you get so hooked into it. The fact that there is a mystery surrounding a woman and her murderer is great. You get really into who is the real killer. There are two versions of the novela, the 2005 one, and the one passed in 2007. Both killers are great, but I prefer the newer 2007 version because it has my favorite character as the villain.


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