Rubi Rebelde is a 1989 Venezuelan telenovela produced by Radio Caracas Televisión based on the radionovelas La gata and Enamorada by Cuban author Inés Rodena.[1] This version was written by Carlos Romero, Perla Farías, María Antonieta Gómez and Boris Izaguirre. This telenovela lasted 172 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International.[2]

Rubí rebelde
Created byInés Rodena
Written by
Directed by
  • Humberto Morales
  • Tito Rojas
  • Renato Gutiérrez
Opening themeA menos que tú by Mariela Alcalá
Country of originVenezuela
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes172
Executive producerGenaro Escobar
ProducerDaniel Andrade
Production companyRCTV
Original release
Release1989 (1989) –
1989 (1989)
Yo no creo en los hombres (1991)
Velo de novia (2003)
Yo no creo en los hombres (2014)

Mariela Alcalá and Jaime Araque starred as the main protagonists with Joana Benedek, Adolfo Cubas as the main antagonists.[3]



The slums held no apparent future for Rubi, a young girl abandoned and exploited. Victor lives on the other side of town from Rubi. A minor accident brings them together, sparking an instant attraction. Víctor's family is torn by secret ambitions and bitterness. His mother is an angry woman full of resentment. She battles a hostile relationship with Victor's paternal grandmother, who controls the family's wealth. Victor's brother, with his villainous ideas and evil notions, is much like his mother. His younger sister, the sweet Virginia, is blind. Victor is outstanding, both kind and warmhearted, and Rubi is induced by him to enter the family home. His concern is misinterpreted by Rubi as love for her. To make matters worse, Rubi is despised by Victor's mother. His grandmother, however, finds her charm and innocence touching. To avenge her spiteful daughter-in-law, the grandmother changes her will to name Rubi sole benefactor. Now potentially wealthy, Rubi is thrust into an unknown world, one in which she will again be compelled to fight to survive.[4]





Nathalie Lartilleux remade Rubi Rebelde in 2014 along with the 1970 Mexican telenovela La Gata into a new telenovela called La Gata , and Maite Perroni and Daniel Arenas starred as the protagonists.


  1. ^ "Rubí Rebelde (1989-1989)". (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ "RCTV (1989), 172 capitulos Rubi Rebelde". vencor.narod. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  3. ^ "PROTAGONIZADA POR MARIELA ALCALÁ Y JAIME ARAQUE 'Rubí'". teleprograma (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Rubí Rebelde". Retrieved 4 April 2017.