Elizabeth (TV series)

Elizabeth is a Venezuelan telenovela written by Pilar Romero and produced by Radio Caracas Televisión in 1981.[1] This telenovela lasted 67 episodes and was distributed internationally by Coral International.[2] The main theme for the telenovela was Ayúdala performed by Mari Trini.[3]

Created byPilar Romero
José Simón Escalona
Directed byCésar Bolívar
Clemente de la Cerda
StarringCaridad Canelón
Orlando Urdaneta
Opening themeAyúdala by Mari Trini
Country of originVenezuela
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes67
ProducerArnaldo Limansky
Production companyRCTV
DistributorCoral International
Original networkRCTV
Original releaseFebruary 19 (1981-02-19) –
May 19, 1981 (1981-05-19)
Followed byLuisana mia
Related showsMi prima Ciela

Caridad Canelón and Orlando Urdaneta starred as the main protagonists.[4]


During a school event, Elizabeth and her cousin who is also her best friend Lourdes flee in fear after chaos erupts, and both of them suffer from identical dizziness. Juan David, a journalist covering the event, takes them home. Although he has a girlfriend, Juan David becomes interested in Elizabeth. The two cousins continue suffering from dizziness until Lourdes discovers she is pregnant from a man she knows her mother would ever accept, and so she decides to get an abortion. But in Elizabeth's case, she is diagnosed with a fatal disease:leukemia, and her only hope becomes a bone marrow transfer from a close relative.

It is through this situation that Elizabeth's parents confirm that she is adopted, and they begin the frantic search for her biological mother Graciela who was forced to give her up. Graciela who is now a famous journalist donates her bone marrow, but the transplant fails. She is forced to look for Elizabeth's biological father, a scoundrel who only agrees to do the surgery in exchange for money. Meanwhile, Lourdes convinces her mother to accept her marriage to the father of her baby.

Finally cured, Elizabeth marries Juan David. But a pregnancy places her life in danger. In the end she dies after giving birth to a daughter. Juan David raises his daughter while lovingly remembering his beloved Elizabeth.[5]



In 2007, RCTV remade the telenovela Elizabeth under a new title Mi prima Ciela starring Mónica Spear and Manuel Sosa.[6]


  1. ^ ""Elizabeth" la novela que hizo Llorar a toda Venezuela". notitarde.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. ^ "RCTV (1980), 67 capitulos Elizabeth". vencor.narod. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Melodias". estampas.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ ""Si hubiera visto Elizabeth, sería difícil no imitar a Caridad Canelón"". eluniversal.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Elizabeth (1981)". telenovelas.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Mi prima Ciela, "revive" a Mónica Spear". elimpulso.com (in Spanish). 2 November 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2017.

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