was a Venezuela
Venezuela , officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela , is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south...
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that was produced by and seen on Venezuela's Venezolana de Televisión
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. The original idea for this telenovela was by José Ignacio Cabrujas and Julio Cesar Mármol. Nardy Fernández was in charge of production, José Salas was in charge of the scenery, María de las Casas was in charge of the environmentation, and Tomás López was its director.
It's 1928. Esteban Rigores, an opponent of the brutal regime of Gen. Juan Vicente Gómez
Juan Vicente Gómez Chacón was a military general and de facto ruler of Venezuela from 1908 until his death in 1935. He was president on three occasions during this time, and ruled as an unelected military strongman for the rest of the era.-Early years:Gómez was a barely literate cattle herder and...
, lies wounded on a beach after taking part in a failed coup d'état. Fearing death is near, Esteban begs Basilio, his faithful and mute servant to search for Adriana, his daughter, and hand her the documents that will make her the heir to his large fortune. Neither Esteban nor Basilio have ever seen Adriana and they do not know what she looks like. Diligent Basilio starts by asking the girl's mother, the former Beatriz Ayala, now married to Salvador Asensio, one of Gomez's ministers. Beatriz is horrified to see Basilio, and tells him her daughter died in childhood, or at least that was what her parents had told her. Unconvinced, Basilio goes to see Don Alejandro, Esteban's friend. On arrival at his house, Basilio is greeted by a young woman named Adriana. Her looks, age, and name tell him she is Esteban's daughter so he gives her the documents. The problem is that Adriana does not know her origins. She has been told she's an orphan whom Alejandro adopted out of charity. Although Alejandro and Encarnación, his wife, have always been kind to Adriana, she is nothing but a glorified servant. Alejandro's children have mixed feelings about her. The haughty María Consuelo looks down on her, idealistic Luis Alberto loves her secretly, and young María Eugenia who's always seen Adriana as a sister, now resents her when she realises her fiancé is attracted to the girl's beauty. Ma. Eugenia's fiancé, the arrogant Captain Mauricio Lofiego, is a man used to getting whatever he wants. It's a trait he has inherited from Purificacion Burgos, his formidable mother. Purificacion is not only one of the richest women in Venezuela, but she's also got General Gomez's ear. Few people are privy that Burgos's fortune comes from prostitution. Adriana gives Alejandro the documents that she's unable to read since they are drafted in French and English. Alejandro reads them and learns that Adriana is now the owner of a huge fortune. That same evening, Mauricio breaks off his engagement with María Eugenia and makes love to Adriana. Alejandro sees him leaving the girl's room and vows revenge. Several attempts are made to separate Adriana from Mauricio their love grows stronger, though, especially when she learns she is pregnant. Meanwhile a recovered Esteban and Beatriz have joined efforts to investigate the whereabouts of their child. Mauricio and Adriana decide to run off to Curaçao, but then she vanishes mysteriously. Under orders from Alejandro and Purificacion, Adriana has been taken to Dr. Azote's asylum, the most dreaded place in Venezuela. Azote is a quack who runs a mental hospital where those unwanted by Venezuelan high society are kept. Adriana is subjected to horrible tortures that cause her to lose her baby as well as her mind. Esteban escapes to Europe, and Mauricio is told that Adriana had only seduced him following her father's orders to lure him to their cause. Then he marries Maria Eugenia. Several years having gone by, Adriana is a wreck, her beauty and mind have been destroyed, yet she has two supporters among her fellow inmates: kind Helena, and Saul, a political prisoner. When Gomez dies, Saul's friends help him escape from the asylum and he takes Adriana and Helena with him. After a long convalescence, Adriana recovers her sanity, although her face has been destroyed. She seeks Basilio and, with the latter's help, travels to Paris to meet her father. Esteban will utilise his fortune to restore his daughter's beauty and educate her. In 1941, a beautiful and enigmatic stranger arrives in Venezuela. Her name is Ximena, but she is called "La Dueña" as she owns an immense fortune that she is about to use to destroy her enemies...
- Amanda Gutiérrez as Adriana Rigores/Jimena
- Mariela Alcalá as María Eugenia
- Daniel Alvarado
Daniel Alvarado is Venezuelan actor. He has been married three times. He has two sons from his first marriage, Daniel and Luis. From second marriage with Carmen Julia Álvarez , he has a daughter Daniela and son Carlos Daniel...
as Capt. Mauricio Lofriego
Eduardo Gadea Perez as Manuel Antonio Lofiego
- Omar Omana as Abelardo Lofiego
- Rafael Briceño as Gen. Juan Vicente Gómez
- Agustina Martin as Mercedes Antonini
Freddy Salazar as Alejandro Tellez
- Lucio Bueno as Radamés
- Fina Rojas as Elvira
- Flor Elena Gonzalez
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as Eloiza Lofiego
- William Moreno as Ildemaro
- Ramon Hinojosa as Cirilo
- Carlos Acosta as Javier Perentena
- Ana Castell as María Benita
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as Leticia Calderón
- Helianta Cruz as Beatriz Ayala
- Mario Brito as Basilio
- María Cristina Lozada as Purificación Burgos
- Héctor Mayerston as Esteban Rigores
- Leopoldo Regnault as Saúl
- Carlota Sosa as María Consuelo
- Olga Henriquez as Encarnación
- 2006: Dueña y Señora
Dueña y Señora is a Puerto Rican telenovela based on La Dueña . It is produced by Telemundo Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Vibra Inc., which intends to market it to the United States' Spanish-speaking residents as well.-History making:Dueña y Señora , made Puerto Rican television history when...
(filmed in Puerto Rico) starring Karla Monroig
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& Angel Viera
- La Dueña at the Internet Movie Database
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