La Tormenta
La Tormenta is a Colombia
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia , is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. The country is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the...

n 2005 - 2006 telenovela
A telenovela is a limited-run serial dramatic programming popular in Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish television programming. The word combines tele, short for televisión or televisão , and novela, a Spanish or Portuguese word for "novel"...

 originally produced by RTI Colombia
RTI Colombia
RTI Colombia, also known as Radio Televisión Interamericana , is a Colombian television production company. It aired 14.5 per week of programming each week in 1993....

 and broadcast by Telemundo
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 and Caracol TV
Caracol TV
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, starring Natalia Streignard
Natalia Streignard
Natalia Martínez-Negri Streignard is a famous Venezuelan actress who is working in telenovelas and soap operas.-Biography:Streignard was born in Madrid, Spain to an Argentine mother and a German father...

 and Christian Meier
Christian Meier
Christian Dietrich Meier Zender is a well-known Peruvian actor and singer in Latin America.-Biography:Christian Dietrich Meier Zender was born in Lima, Peru, the youngest of four children. He is the son of Gladys Zender, Miss Universe 1957, and Antonio Meier. His father is from Peru and his mother...

. It has 216 episodes and was lauded as being successful during its run.


Maria Teresa is a woman accustom to livening in the city, but she has to move to live at ‘La Tormenta’ her family’s estate to try to save her family from financial ruin. The family is facing economic problems and she thinks La Tormenta will save them from bankruptcy.

Maria Teresa is a hard working woman that leaves her business in the city and goes to work at the family’s country estate. She is convinced that it will not be an easy task but it would not be impossible. Her family inherit La Tormenta from her mother when she passes away. When Maria Teresa arrives to the estate, she realized that situation will not be like she had imagined she is faced with a hostile environmental filled of conflicts. When she takes over the administration responsibility, she meets Santos Torrealba, the estate’s administrator, and realizes that they are very different people. Since the first day, they declare war and both of them realize that they can’t live under the same roof. They can’t avoid seeing each other but each time they do they confront each other, ending in an unfavorable quarrel. They try to do the impossible to separate themselves from each other to avoid any conflict, but instead of that an intense passion feeling grow between them. Maria Teresa find herself among people with different morals, feelings and ambitions that affect her, making her job more difficult. She is a strong woman; sure of herself and thinks she will be able to reach her goal even though the towns’ people don’t believe it.

Among these people there are people with bad feelings, one of them is Maria Teresa’s cousin, Isabela Montilla, a beautiful woman, cruel and calculating to whom Don Ernesto Montilla became her protector since her parents’ death. She has always envied Maria Teresa. Edelmira Guerrero is envious and a bad woman who tries at all cost to obtain position of the estate. When she was young she tried to kill Maria Teresa’s mother. Simon Guerrero under his elegant appearance hides his wickedness and ambition and also wants to take ownership of La Tormenta and tries to confuse Maria Teresa.

Bernarda Ayala is a single mother who defends her honor and her daughters Trinidad and Valentina, at all cost. Trinidad is Bernarda’s adopted daughter, she has been taking care of her since she was a baby and she is over protective because she is blind. Maria Teresa’s father let Valentina and her mother live in the estate. Valentina is beautiful, passionate and brave. Although her mother has prohibited her from dating, she is clear on what she wants to gain Santos Torrealba’s love. She challenges her mother and Maria Teresa and marries Santos, but what she believes will be her happy ending turns out to be her perdition.

Maria Teresa has to face greed, envy and wickedness from all of them to reach her goal, to transform La Tormenta into a prosper place which will help her family to resolve their economic problems. Maria Teresa finds herself evolve in a whirlwind of passions, intrigue and love that makes her life hell.


Actor Character Known as
Natalia Streignard
Natalia Streignard
Natalia Martínez-Negri Streignard is a famous Venezuelan actress who is working in telenovelas and soap operas.-Biography:Streignard was born in Madrid, Spain to an Argentine mother and a German father...

María Teresa Montilla Main heroine, in love with Santos
Christian Meier
Christian Meier
Christian Dietrich Meier Zender is a well-known Peruvian actor and singer in Latin America.-Biography:Christian Dietrich Meier Zender was born in Lima, Peru, the youngest of four children. He is the son of Gladys Zender, Miss Universe 1957, and Antonio Meier. His father is from Peru and his mother...

Santos Torrealba Main hero, in love with Maria Teresa


Actor Character Known as
Natasha Klauss
Natasha Klauss
Natasha Alexandra Rastapkavicius Arrondo , professionally known as Natasha Klauss, is a Colombian actress of Colombian and Lithuanian descent, best known for her roles in Telemundo telenovelas La Venganza, Pasión de Gavilanes and Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa.- Early life :Natasha Klauss was...

Isabella Montilla Main antagonist/villain, Maria Teresa's cousin (Killed by a snake) (Episode 215)
Marcelo Buquet
Marcelo Buquet
Marcelo Buquet is a Uruguayan actor and former model.-Biography:At the age of 18 Buquet joined a theater company in his native Uruguay called El Galpón del Uruguay where he participated in 25 stage productions as an actor, producer, songwriter and singer...

Simón Guerrero Edelmira's stepson, father of Valentina, antagonist/villain (Killed by Edelmira) (Episode 179)
Kristina Lilley
Kristina Lilley
Kristina Lilley is an American-Colombian actress best known for numerous roles in Spanish-language soap operas. Recently, she has appeared in several telenovelas produced by Telemundo. Her latest TV series is Dame Chocolate.Lilley was born in New York, although her family moved to Colombia when...

Edelmira Carranza de Guerrero Simón's stepmother, in love with him, antagonist/villain (Killed by crocodiles) (Episode 213)
Iván Rodríguez
Iván Rodríguez
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Cipriano Camacho Husband of Remedios, father of Jesús Niño and Magdalena, antagonist/villain (Killed by Tatacoa) (Episode 176)
Constanza Gutierrez  Tatacoa Witch, accomplice of Edelmira, antagonist/villain, later good
Nestor Alfonso Rojas  Abelcain Godson of Tatacoa, almost killed by Enrique, antagonist/villain (Killed by Campoelias while protecting Maria Teresa and Nany) (Episode 203)
Didier van der Hove
Didier van der Hove
Didier van der Hove is a Belgian-Colombian telenovela actor.- Biography :Didier van der Hove was born in in Brusells, Belgium and moved to Colombia when he was 10 years old....

Enrique Montalvo Accomplice of Simón, María Teresa's fiancé, antagonist/villain (Killed by Abelcain in figure of dog and then drowned) (Episode 102)
Hugo Gómez  Campoelías Camacho Commander of Puerto Bravo, Cipriano's brother, antagonist/villain (Killed by Santos's workers) (Episode 210)
Manuel Busquets  Ricardo Padilla Godfather of Maria Teresa, accomplice of Isabella, antagonist/villain (Bit by snake and killed by Santos when he try to kill Maria Teresa) (Episode 185)
Guillermo Villa  Rodolfo Santino Accomplice of Isabella, head of mafia, criminal, hates Santos, antagonist/villain (Goes to jail) (Episode 215)
Humberto Arango  Juez Tajuil Corrupted judge, accomplice of Edelmira, antagonist/villain (Goes to jail) (Episode 186)
Raul Gutierrez  El Manco Villain (Killed by Maria Teresa when he try to kill Santos) (Episode 162)
Inés Prieto  Beatriz Urquiza Doctor, accomplice of Isabella, antagonist/villain (Killed by Ricardo)
Sandra Pérez  Michelle Cardona Villain, in love with Miguelon (Ends in jail)
Natalia Goraldo  Azalea Villain, real mother of Simon, friend of Edelmira (Killed by Edelmira)

Other protagonists

Actor Character Known as
Aura Cristina Geithner
Aura Cristina Geithner
Aura Cristina Geithner is a Colombian actress. In her teens, she lived in Mexico and studied painting and international public relation. Her twin brother, Harry Geithner, is also an actor.-Trajectory:...

Bernarda Ayala Mother of Valentina and Trinidad
Eileen Abad  Valentina Ayala Bernarda and Simón's daughter
Juan Pablo Shuk  Padre Damián/Cosme priest/twin brother of Damian, kidnapped Trinidad (Killed by Bernarda)
María Cristina Gálvez  Remedios de Camacho Wife of Cipriano, Jesús Niño and Magdalena's mother
Rey Vásquez  Padre Benito
Alejandro Buenaventura  Ernesto Montilla María Teresa's father (Killed by Isabella)
Rosemary Bohórquez  Dalilah Gema Borthel manager, Virginia's mother
Agmeth Escaf  Alirio Paiba In love with Solita
Bibiana Navas  Sol 'Solita' Cruz In love with Alirio
Carmen Villalobos
Carmen Villalobos
Carmen Villalobos is a Colombian actress, most recognized for her supporting roles in several telenovelas including La Tormenta and Amores de Mercado...

Trinidad 'Trini' Ayala Bernarda's adopted daughter, in love with Jesús Niño
Manuel Balbi  Jesús Niño Camacho Segura Son of Cipriano and Remedios, in love with Trinidad
Patricia Castañeda
Patricia Castaneda
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Magdalena Camacho Daughter of Cipriano and Remedios
Luis Gerónimo Abreu  Miguelon Camacho Son of Remedios and Cipriano (Killed by Michelle)
Vilma Vera  Chepa
Laila Vieira  Amapola
Diana Neira  Virginia Dalilah's daughter
Martha Isabel Bolaños  Camelia
Margarita Durán  Genoveva
Ricardo González
Ricardo González
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Demetrio Monaguia Lambió
Carmen Marina Torres
Carmen Marina Torres
Carmen Marina Torres, Colombian actress well known for her participation in various telenovelas such as Zorro, La Espada Y La Rosa, La Tormenta and currently in Telemundo's El Clon.- Telenovelas :* 2010 - El Clon. ... Estella...

Gabriela Vergara
Gabriela Vergara
Gabriela Vergara Aranguren is an actress and model. She is best known as the 3rd runner-up in Miss Venezuela 1996. The following year she started acting in many telenovelas like Destino de Mujer as Vanessa in 1997 and La Mujer as Barbara Montesinos de Mutti in 2004. She recently gave birth to two...

Ariana Santino Daughter of Rodolfo, in love with Santos (Killed by Rodolfo)

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