La Viuda de Blanco
La Viuda de Blanco is a 1996 Colombia
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n telenovela
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 hit which starred Osvaldo Ríos
Osvaldo Ríos
Osvaldo Ríos born Osvaldo Ríos Alonso on October 25, 1960 in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is a Puerto Rican actor, model, singer, and guitarist, of Armenian descent, who is best known for his roles in telenovelas...

, María Helena Doehring
María Helena Doehring
María Helena Doering is a Colombian actress and model.Doering was born to a German-Bolivian father and Colombian mother. She studied in London and speaks fluent French, English, Italian and Spanish. She started her career as an actress by appearing in a Kolynos commercial, and a commercial for...

, Jorge Enrique Abello
Jorge Enrique Abello
Jorge Enrique Abello, born February 28, 1968 Bogotá, Colombia, is an international television telenovela actor.Abello has performed various roles in telenovelas, such as: the original version of La Viuda de Blanco 1996, as Dr...

, and Yolandita Monge
Yolandita Monge
Yolandita Monge is an international singer and actress from Puerto Rico and the first Puerto Rican female singer to be nominated to the Grammy Music Awards. She is also Puerto Rico's highest selling female artist. She has been in the music business since adolescence, and has recorded over thirty...

. Its remake, titled the same, premiered on July 24, 2006 on Telemundo
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. Both versions (the remake including mostly Mexican actors) were produced by Telemundo Studios Miami. The 1996 version was broadcast between 1996 and 2000 in Colombia
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, Venezuela
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, Argentina
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, Chile
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, Mexico
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, Cuba
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, Spain
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, Poland
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, Hungary
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, Indonesia
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, Bulgaria
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, Serbia
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, Ukraine
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, Philippines
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 and Azerbaijan
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.This telenovela was sold to 12 countries around the world.


A mysterious woman arrives in the town of Trinidad looking for her past. After years of imprisonment for a crime she did not commit, the beautiful widow Alicia Guardiola returns to claim her twin boys, who are being raised by their grandmother, the feared and respected Perfecta Albarracin. Perfecta has no intention of giving up her grandchildren without a fight, and enlists her son, the handsome Sebastián Blanco, to help her. On opposite sides of a battle to claim two precocious boys who share dreams and magical powers, Alicia and Sebastián find themselves falling in love, without even suspecting the dark consequences a relationship between them will bring.


  • Itatí Cantoral
    Itatí Cantoral
    Itatí Cantoral, is a Mexican actress.-Early life and education:Cantoral is the daughter of Mexican composer and songwriter, Roberto Cantoral, and Argentine actress of Italian descent, Itatí Zucchi.A child actress, at 13, Cantoral was accepted into the Televisa actors' academy, Centro de Educación...

     as Alicia Guardiola
  • Francisco Gattorno
    Francisco Gattorno
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     as Sebastián Blanco Albarracin
  • Zully Montero
    Zully Montero
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     as Doña Perfecta Albarracín
  • Alejandro Felipe as Duván Blanco / Felipe Blanco
  • Zharick León as Illuminada Urbina
  • Lilibeth Morillo as Haydée Blanco Albarracin
  • Flavio Caballero
    Flavio Caballero
    Flavio Caballero is a well known Colombian actor. He is a native of Cartagena.-Biography:Flavio Caballero grew up with two childhood dreams: he wanted to become both a psychologist and an actor...

     as Justino Briñón
  • Jeannette Lehr as Profesora Judith Cuestas
  • Eduardo Ibarrola as Laurentino Urbina
  • Rodolfo Jiménez
    Rodolfo Jiménez
    Rodolfo Jiménez is a Mexican film and television actor. He is also a television host.-Early life:Jiménez was born Rodolfo Jiménez Munoz in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico....

     as Comandante Pablo Rios
  • Manuel Balbi as Megateo
  • Michelle Vargas
    Michelle Vargas
    Michele Vargas is a Dominican actress and model.-Biography:Michele Vargas was born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic in 1985. She completed her studies in New York. Her fame soared when she won the Telemundo reality show Protagonistas de Novela 2 in Miami, Florida. From there she went...

     as Valeria Sandoval
  • Alfonso Diluca as Hipolto Reboyo
  • Nury Flores as Blasina
  • Pedro Moreno
    Pedro Moreno
    Pedro Moreno . He was an insurgent in the Mexican War of Independence....

     as Querubín
  • Marcela Serna as Clarita
  • Martha Pabón as Ofelia
  • Carlos Humberto Camacho
    Carlos Camacho (actor)
    Carlos Humberto Camacho is a Colombian actor, best known for his participation in numerous telenovelas. He's acted in many telenovelas in his native Colombia, where he started his acting career...

     as Dimas Pantoja
  • Martín Karpan
    Martin Karpan
    Carlos Martín Karpan is an Argentine actor, notable for playing a heartthrob in the telenovela El Cuerpo del Deseo.- Television :* El secretario - Félix Armando Segura...

     as Amador Blanco
  • Renato Rossini as Fabio

External links

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