Directed by Benjamín Cann
First episode date 5 January 2004
Network Las Estrellas
Number of episodes 95
Created by Liliana Abud
Theme music composer Ricardo Montaner
Final episode date 14 May 2004
Number of seasons 1
|Written by Jaime García EstradaOrlando Merino|
Starring Yadhira CarrilloSergio SendelAlessandra RosaldoSylvia PasquelAlexis AyalaRené Casados
Cast Yadhira Carrillo, Alessandra Rosaldo, Sergio Sendel, Sylvia Pasquel, Alexis Ayala
Similar Mi pecado, Mariana de la Noche, Barrera de amor, La Otra, Embrace Me Tightly
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In the city of Pátzcuaro lives Leonora "Nora" Guzmán y Madrigal de Horta (Yadhira Carrillo), a beautiful and naïve woman, full of illusions. She is envied by women and desire by men, but she only has eyes for Alfredo de la Mora (Alejandro Ibarra), a poor young singer. Her father, Jacobo (Manuel Ojeda), continuously insists that she'll marry a rich and important man to get a life of luxury. On his deathbed, Nora promises to make this act.
After the death of Jacobo, Nora suffers great dismay when her ambitious and evil stepmother Isaura (Sylvia Pasquel) sells her to Heriberto Reyes (Antonio Medellín), the richest man in Pátzcuaro. In defense of her honor, Nora wounds Heriberto; to avoid a scandal, he does not press charges against her. Pressured by the complaints of the neighbors and the rejection of all the people, Nora decides to commit suicide by jumping into a Lake, but is rescued by Arturo Sandoval (Sergio Sendel), who falls in love with her.
Soon after, Nora and Isaura moves to live in Morelia with the only family that Nora have, her aunt Doña Alejandra Madrigal de Horta (Margarita Isabel), the sister of her late mother. Alejandra is a wealthy woman of high society, greedy and hypocritical, who despises Isaura because she's a poor woman who only wants to marry Nora to a rich man to get rid of her support as soon as possible. In reality, Alejandra does not love Nora because she's the daughter of her lat sister Leonora and Jacobo, the man she was always in love with.
Alejandra keeps a big secret, years ago she slept with Jacobo, which had terrible consequences; Alejandra became pregnant and later gave birth to a girl that she hates and humiliates, Casilda, whom she raised as her goddaughter, to avoid scandal. Casilda is an ugly woman who's jealous of Nora for her beauty and the attention that apparently she has from Alejandra. Isaura discover the secret and feeds Casilda with hatred and envy of Nora; especially when Leonardo Muñoz (Alexis Ayala), a young handsome man who Casilda has always secretly loved, is fall deeply in love with Nora.
In Morelia, Nora is reunited with Arturo and slept with him. Arturo loves her, but must leave when he offered the job of his dreams; a commercial airline pilot. Arturo promises he will return in a few months to marry her and Nora is happy, making preparations for their wedding while keeping it a secret from her aunt Alejandra. By chance, Arturo reunites with an old friend, Paulina (Alessandra Rosaldo). After a night of drinking, they discover they have slept together, but the two part due to ineludible obligations.
When Paulina returned to Mexico, she confesses what happened to herfiancé, Juan Carlos Orellana (René Casados), a rich and kind man who runs the magazine where she works as a reporter. Juan Carlos was always deeply envied by one of his closest employees, Sergio Samaniego (Odiseo Bichir), who go crazy through the story. Juan Carlos is comprehensive and insists they should go on with their wedding plans, but Paulina is full of doubts, because she realizes that she's in love with Arturo.
Nora discovers that she's expecting Arturo's child, but before she could tell, Paulina informs Arturo that she is pregnant. The sense of responsibility forces Arturo to tell Nora what happened. Nora feels betrayed again, so she keeps her pregnancy a secret and decided to devote herself to her unborn child.
Meanwhile, Isaura blackmails Alejandra to tell her secret; then converted Casilda to kill Alejandra to take her money. Before dying, Alejandra tells the truth to Casilda. Shortly thereafter, Isaura, who only wants to live at the expense of Nora and Casilda, feeds hatred and envy felt by Casilda for Nora. She succeeds when Casilda throw Nora from the house and then murdered Pilar Cansino (Emilia Carranza), a wealthy and kind designer who was willing to help Nora by giving her work as a model and seamstress. Finally, Isaura makes Nora believe that her daughter was stillborn. Thus, Isaura intended Nora into despair to manipulate her at her will.
Completely shattered after the death of her daughter, Nora swears not love again and live with only one purpose in mind: to take advantage of her beauty to ruin men. Turned into a hard woman, Nora live now only to make a fortune at the cost of whoever and to take revenge on all those who have hurt her; especially Arturo, who wants to hate, but can not stop loving. She did not imagine that Isaura, who pretends to be her friend and still living at her side as her "sweet" stepmother, is really her worst enemy.
Ten years later, Nora becomes a famous and wealthy model, married to Félix Palacios (Sergio Reynoso), a rich and mature man who adores her, but has mysterious business; however, Nora has not been able to stop thinking about Arturo. Paulina is also a recognized journalist, married to Arturo, who lives with her and Marisa, their daughter, but Paulina is deeply unhappy to learn that Arturo never loved her and still deeply in love with Nora. Meanwhile, Arturo has different jobs that all ended in failure, without suspecting that it was Nora who made him fired from his jobs.
The fate again brings together the paths of everyone so that they can clarify what happened, but Isaura try by all means her intrigues are not discovered, she still wants to get more money from Nora and not want to lose her confidence.
Arturo begins to work as a driver of Félix and Nora is constantly hiding from him. One day, Paulina hears Isaura saying she switched the girls Of Casilda and Nora and trying to convince Casilda to tell the truth. Leonora arrives and hears them talking. Leonora confronts Isaura and leaves her locked in a room and plans to turn her to the police, but Isaura manages to escape.
Knowing that she's lost, Isaura shows a video to Félix in which Leonora and Arturo are seen kissing, and Felix is about to kill them. Paulina and Casilda make Isaura believe that Felix is about to arrive from his trip to kill Leonora and Arturo, and Paulina recorded with a camera Isaura confessing everything she has done. In order to take away the video, Isaura stabs Paulina with scissors. Paulina is dying, and asks Casilda to take the video to Félix. Félix arrives from his trip and as he is about to kill Leonora and Arturo, Casilda shows the video to him and he let them go.
On her deathbed, Paulina calls Leonora and Arturo and asks them to reconcile and be happy. Afterward, some men with whom Félix made dirty businesses surround his house and murder him.
Isaura escapes and asks for help from Casilda, who makes her think she will help her run away. Following the advice of the spirit of her dead mother Alejandra, Casilda decides to ask a truck driver to take her, hides Isaura in the truck and convince the truck driver to leave the forebay in a deserted place, leaving Isaura to die. Casilda then leaves with the truck driver to an unknown place.
A year later, Leonora and Arturo meet again in a church, and renew their love.