La mujer en el espejo
La Mujer en el Espejo is the title of a Colombian 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"...

 that first aired in Colombia in 1997 and was later remade & aired again in Colombia in 2004 by Telemundo and was later aired in at least 16 countries.


Juliana Soler is the unattractive daughter of Regina, who had once been a fashion model. Regina makes fun of her daughter's homeliness and awkwardness when she is a child and forever shortchanges her emotionally throughout the story. Her Aunt Mercedes's ghost shows up and leads her to a lab, showing her an old mirror where Juliana can wish to be beautiful, however her aunt tells her that she can only be beautiful by day. At nightfall she will turn back into her normal self.

When Juliana wishes upon the mirror, she becomes the beautiful and glamorous Maritza Ferrer. As Maritza, she finds a job in a cosmetic company called Mutti Enterprises which is owned by Gabriel Mutti. There she meets the love of her life Marcos Mutti, who is the son of the owner Gabriel Mutti. But what she doesn't know is that Marcos Mutti is Gabriel's adopted son, and she is Gabriel Mutti's daughter.

Then Gabriel's evil wife, Barbara, develops a deep hatred toward Maritza, along with Marcos' girlfriend, Xiomara. The two women become wary of Maritza. When Marcos leaves Xiomara for Maritza, Maritza's situation worsens. Barbara kidnaps Maritza and when night comes, she discovers her secret. Barbara then plans to kill Maritza. She locks her in a room, filled with gasoline and ignites it. However, Barbara gets locked in the room along with Maritza. Maritza is saved, but Barbara is left horribly disfigured. Barbara then plots to use the secret mirror in order to take over Maritza's body. The disguised Barbara then begins dates Marcos but when he looks in the mirror, he sees the Barbara. Meanwhile Juliana is admitted to asylum after the trauma of her life sends her into non responsive shock. Marcos come to her and admits his love to her is not for beauty but for her. Barbara is eventually exposed and moves out of picture. Gabriel and Regina unite and they reveal that Juliana is Gabiel's daughter. On the day of Juliana and Marcos's wedding, Barbara comes for one last revenge but dies when she drinks poison and melts away as rain fall's on her fake body. In the end it is shown than Juliana-Marcos and Regina-Gabriel lived happily ever after.


  • Paola Rey
    Paola Rey
    Paola Andrea Rey Arciniegas is a Colombian actress and model.She has worked in a number of Colombian telenovelas, including The Baby Sister, Pasión de Gavilanes, and La mujer en el espejo.She has appeared in several films, including Como el gato y el raton, which won awards in several international...

     as Juliana Soler / Maritza Ferrer
  • Juan Alfonso Baptista
    Juan A. Baptista
    Juan Alfonso Baptista Diaz is a Venezuelan actor best known for his roles in Pasión de Gavilanes and La Mujer En El Espejo.-Biography:...

     as Marcos Mutti
  • 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...

     as Barbara Montesinos de Mutti (Main Villain)
  • 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...

     as Luzmila Arrebatos
  • Paulo César Quevedo as Alberto Gutiérrez (Villain)
  • Rossana Fernández Maldonado as Xiomara (Villain)
  • Andrés Felipe Martínez as Paco Tapia
  • 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...

     as Regina Soler
  • Gloria Gómez as Mercedes Soler
  • Javier Gómez as Gabriel Mutti
  • Raul Gutierrez as Romero
  • Sebastian Boscán as Pedro Baraja
  • Pedro Moreno
    Pedro Moreno
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     as Nino Arrebatos
  • Alfredo Ahnert as Charlie
  • Natalia Bedoya as Ginger (Villain, later good)
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