Cristal (TV series)

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Cristal (1985–1986) is a Venezuelan telenovela written by Delia Fiallo and produced by Radio Caracas Televisión. This telenovela lasted 246 episodes, and it achieved a significant amount of success inside and outside Venezuela, it was extremely successful in its airing in Spain (where each advertisement that was seen during the transmission of Cristal cost more than seven million pesetas) and Italy. It was distributed internationally by Coral International.[1] Cristal has been rebroadcast more than seven times in Venezuela. Cristal has several adaptations, including a 2006 Brazilian version of the same name distributed by SBT, and two Mexican remakes, El Privilegio de Amar in 1998, and Triunfo del Amor in 2010, both distributed by Televisa.

Created byDelia Fiallo
Written byDelia Fiallo
Ana M. Escámez
Vivel Nouel
Zaret Romero
Directed byRenato Gutiérrez
Daniel Farías
Tito Rojas
StarringLupita Ferrer
Jeannette Rodríguez
Carlos Mata
Raul Amundaray
Opening themeMi Vida Eres Tu performed by Rudy La Scala
Ending themeVolvamos A Vivir performed by Rudy La Scala
Country of originVenezuela
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of episodes246
Executive producer(s)Jorge Gherardi
Producer(s)Oman Pin
Production location(s)Caracas
Production company(s)RCTV
DistributorCoral International
Original networkRCTV
Picture format480i SDTV
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseAugust 5, 1985 (1985-08-05) –
July 12, 1986 (1986-07-12)
Preceded byTopacio
Followed byLa Intrusa
Related showsEl Privilegio de Amar (1998)
Cristal (2006)
Triunfo del amor (2010)
Pusong Ligaw(2017)

Lupita Ferrer, Jeannette Rodríguez and Carlos Mata starred as the main protagonists[2] with Marita Capote, Jorge Palacios and Zoe Ducós as the antagonists.[3]


Victoria Ascano (Lupita Ferrer), the beautiful and successful owner of the fashion house "Casa Victoria", decides to search for the baby she abandoned years before. At the same time, Cristina (Jeannette Rodríguez), Victoria's daughter leaves the orphanage where she was raised and moves into an apartment with two other girls, Inocencia (Mariela Alcala) and Zoraida (Lourdes Valera), ready to pursue her dream of becoming a model. Cristina is unknowingly hired by Victoria, and she was on her way to becoming a successful model when Victoria discovers that Cristina and Luis Alfredo (Carlos Mata), her stepson, were having an affair. Victoria fires Cristina and Luis Alfredo marries Marion (Marita Capote), his old girlfriend, because she claims to be carrying his child. Shortly after being abandoned by Luis Alfredo and fired by Victoria, Cristina discovers that she, too, is pregnant.[4]



Country Alternate title/Translation TV network(s) Series premiere Series finale Weekly schedule Timeslot
  Venezuela Cristal Radio Caracas Televisión 1985 1986 Monday to Saturday 10:00 pm
  Spain Cristal Televisión Española 1989[6] 1990[7]
  Poland Cristal TVP3 July 25, 1994 March 17, 1995 Monday to Friday 7:00 pm
  Argentina Cristal Teleonce (today Telefe) March 2, 1987 September 5, 1987 Monday to Friday 2:15 pm
  Paraguay Cristal Canal 9 Cerro Corá (today SNT) February 2, 1987 August 3, 1987 Monday to Friday 7:00 pm

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  1. ^ "Cristal – Coral producciones (1985)". (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ "JEANNETTE RODRÍGUEZ Y CARLOS MATA 'Cristal'". teleprograma (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 January 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Así han envejecido los protagonistas de Cristal, 30 años después" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Cristal". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Así luce Jeannette Rodríguez 30 después de la telenovela "Cristal"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  6. ^ "La telenovela dramática Cristal empieza a emitirse hoy en TVE-1". 1989-12-04. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  7. ^ "TVE sustituye Cristal por otro culebrón". 1990-11-14. Retrieved 2012-07-11.

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