Salve Jorge

Salve Jorge (Literally: Hail George, International title: English: Brave Woman[nb 1]) is a Brazilian primetime telenovela created by Glória Perez and directed by Marcos Schechtman.[4]

Brave Woman
Created byGlória Perez[1]
Directed by
  • Marcos Schechtman
  • Fred Mayrink
Opening theme"Alma de Guerreiro" by Seu Jorge
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of episodesOriginal run
Production locations
  • George Hamilton Metal
  • Alberto Gouvea
  • Edson Melo
  • Rosemeire de Barros Oliveira
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30-55 minutes
Production companyProjac
Original networkRede Globo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original release22 October 2012 (2012-10-22) –
17 May 2013 (2013-05-17)
Preceded byAvenida Brasil
Followed byAmor à Vida
External links

It premiered on 22 October 2012 replacing Avenida Brasil and ended on 17 May 2013 on Rede Globo at the 9 p.m. timeslot, and being followed by Amor à Vida.[5]

A total of 179 episodes of 55 minutes (35 minutes on Wednesdays due to the 2012–2013 Football season broadcast) were produced and aired Mondays to Saturdays. However, when syndicated and sold to other countries the telenovela got the number of episodes reduced to 140 and the duration fixed at 45 minutes.

Starring Nanda Costa, Giovanna Antonelli, Carolina Dieckmann, Rodrigo Lombardi, Cláudia Raia, Flávia Alessandra, Alexandre Nero, Cléo Pires and Domingos Montagner.[6]


In Istanbul, Turkey, 18-year-old Morena (Nanda Costa) is auctioned by a group of wealthy and successful men. She ended up being sold for a U$3.500 bid. The next scene shows Morena running desperately through the streets, screaming for help. The scene flashes back to eight months earlier.

Morena is a single-mother who lives with her four-year-old son Junior (Luiz Felipe Mello) and her mom Lucimar (Dira Paes) helps her to support him. Though unemployed, she manages to garner strength and resolve in order to forge her own path.

Following the 2010 occupation of the Complexo do Alemão by the Brazilian Army, Morena meets Theo (Rodrigo Lombardi), a cavalry officer who is charmed by her spontaneity and sensuality. They fall in love, unaware that love does not conquer all.

Motivated by the prospect of a better future and facing eviction, Morena accepts a job offer to work in a coffeehouse in Istanbul for a few months. Her decision, however, not only ends her engagement to Theo, who disapproves of her trip, but leads to her being a victim of an international human trafficking ring.

Cunning Wanda (Totia Meirelles), who offered Morena what turns out to be a fictitious job, works with Livia Marini (Cláudia Raia), a sophisticated, intelligent and seemingly irreproachable woman. The truth, however, tells a different story: although she claims to be a world-renowned talent agent, Livia is in fact head of an international human trafficking organization which generates billions of dollars every year.

Upon arriving in Turkey, Morena is forced to work at a dreary nightclub where Russo (Adriano Garib), head of security and member of the ring, constantly intimidates young women by threatening to harm their families in Brazil.

Despite being held captive, Morena refuses to accept her fate and decides to fight against the crime that victimized her. Together with her ill-fated companions, she counts on the help of Police Chief Heloísa (Giovanna Antonelli) to take down the ring's villainous scheme. On top of such difficulties, Morena also has to deal with another challenging mission: to regain Theo's love and trust. Theo still loves her but has since entered into a new romantic relationship and is determined to forget her. In the end Morena with the help of Mrs Heloisa will expose the traffic gangs then Morena and Theo will live happily.


Actor Character
Nanda Costa Morena Ribeiro
Rodrigo Lombardi Captain Théo Garcia
Giovanna Antonelli Heloísa Sampaio Helô
Carolina Dieckmann Jéssica Lima da Costa
Totia Meirelles Wanda Rodrigues (false identities: Djanira Araújo/Marta/Ivanna de Sousa/Jussara Guerra/Adalgisa Araújo Marques/Mercedes)
Cláudia Raia Lívia Marini
Dira Paes Lucimar Ribeiro
Flávia Alessandra Lieutenant Érica Castro
Cléo Pires Bianca Faber
Domingos Montagner Zyah
Alexandre Nero Stênio Alencar
Vera Fischer Irina
Stênio Garcia Arturo Vieira
Antônio Calloni Mustafá Ayata
Nicette Bruno Mrs. Leonor Flores Galvão
Jandira Martini Grandma Farid
Nívea Maria Isaurinha Vieira
Suzana Faini Áurea Garcia
Walderez de Barros Cyla
Eva Todor Dália
Murilo Rosa Élcio Azevedo
Dalton Vigh Carlos Flores Galvão
Natália do Valle Aída Flores Galvão
Ana Beatriz Nogueira Rachel Flores Galvão
Letícia Spiller Antônia Alcântara
Caco Ciocler Celso Vieira
Zezé Polessa Berna Ayata
Mariana Rios Drika Alencar
Cristiana Oliveira Yolanda Gomes
Betty Gofman Sarila
Tania Khalill Ayla
André Gonçalves Miro
Otaviano Costa Haroldo
Paula Pereira Nilcéia Ribeiro
Solange Badim Delzuíte de Sousa
Roberta Rodrigues Maria Vanúbia
Nando Cunha Pescoço
Neusa Borges Diva
Walter Breda Clóvis
Elizângela Esma
Ernani Moraes Kemal
Cissa Guimarães Maitê Bittencourt
Lizandra Souto Amanda Flores Galvão
Adriano Garib Russo
Oscar Magrini Colonel Geraldo Nunes
Rosi Campos Cacilda
Odilon Wagner Thompson
Marcello Airoldi Humberto Barros
Sidney Sampaio Ciro Bastos
Fernanda Paes Leme Tenente Márcia
Paloma Bernardi Rosângela
Cris Vianna Julinha
Lucy Ramos Sheila Laurindo
Isaac Bardavid Tartan
Clarisse Derzié Luz Fatma
Jonas Mello Silveirinha
Flávia Guedes Salete
Monique Curi Lena
Duda Nagle Caíque Flores Galvão
Leonardo Carvalho Drago
Júlia Mendes Zoe Kelebek
Brendha Haddad Neuma
Ivan Mendes Pepeu
Antônia Frering Deborah
Sacha Bali Beto
Bruna Marquezine Lurdinha de Sousa
Mussunzinho Sidney
Duda Ribeiro Adam
Karina Ferrari Samantha de Sousa
Anderson Müller Murat
Francisco Carvalho Galdino
Narjara Turetta Buquê
Luci Pereira Creusa
Luiz Felipe Mello Júnior
Frederico Volkmann Ekran
Mila Freitas Carol Flores Galvão
Kíria Malheiros Raíssa Alcântara
Yago Machado Hassan
Tiago Abravanel Demir
Dani Moreno Aisha Ayata
Laryssa Dias Waleska
Yanna Lavigne Tamar
Thammy Miranda Joyce Guimarães
Aimée Madureira Rayanne
Alexandre Barros Ricardo Motta
Jayme Periard Garcez
José D'Artagnan Júnior Aziz
Junno Andrade Santiago
Murilo Grossi Almir
Rita Elmôr Riva



Timeslot Episodes Premiere Finale Rank Season Rating average
Date Viewers
(in points)
Date Viewers
(in points)
22 October 2012
17 May 2013
46 2 2012–13 34

The first episode of Salve Jorge recorded a viewership rating of 36 points, peaking at 40 points with 60% share. Its predecessors Avenida Brasil and Fina Estampa, recorded 37:points with a 63% and 41 points respectively. The second episode registered 37 points in Greater São Paulo. Its first week it recorded a cumulative indices of 33 points.[7]

On 28 January 2013, the show registered 39 points with a 64% audience share.[8]

By episode 90, Salve Jorge had an average of 30.8 points, lower than the predecessor. For instance Avenida Brasil and Fina Estampa 37.7 and 38.8 respectively.[9]

According to accumulated data by Ibope, its last episode that aired on 17 May 2013 registered 46 points with 76% audience share.

Accumulately it registered 33 points.[10]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Result Source
Melhores do Ano
Best Male Revelation Tiago Abravanel Won [11]
Best Child Actor or Actress Luís Felipe Melo Nominated [11]
Prêmio Contigo! de TV
Best Telenovela Glória Perez Nominated [12]
Best Actor Rodrigo Lombardi Nominated [12]
Alexandre Nero Nominated [12]
Domingos Montagner Nominated [12]
Best Actress Nanda Costa Nominated [12]
Giovanna Antonelli Nominated [12]
Cláudia Raia Nominated [12]
Best Supporting Actor Antônio Calloni Nominated [12]
Murilo Rosa Nominated [12]
Oscar Magrini Nominated [12]
Best Supporting Actress Carolina Dieckmann Nominated [12]
Letícia Spiller Nominated [12]
Totia Meirelles Won [13]
Revelation Tiago Abravanel Nominated [12]
Yanna Lavigne Nominated [12]
Dani Moreno Nominated [12]
Best Child Actor Frederico Volkmann Nominated [12]
Luís Felipe Melo Nominated [12]
Best Child Actress Kiria Malheiros Nominated [12]
Mila Freitas Nominated [12]
Best Author Glória Perez Nominated [12]
Best Director Marcos Schechtman & Fred Mayrink Nominated [12]
Meus Prêmios Nick
Favorite Actress Giovanna Antonelli Won [14]
Favorite Character Helô (Giovanna Antonelli) Nominated [14]
Prêmio Extra de Televisão
Best Telenovela Glória Perez Nominated [15][16]
Best Actress Giovanna Antonelli Won [16]
Nanda Costa Nominated [15]
Best Supporting Actor Alexandre Nero Won [16]
Nando Cunha Nominated [15]
Best Supporting Actress Totia Meirelles Nominated [15]
Best Male Revelation Adriano Garib Won [16]
Tiago Abravanel Nominated [15]
Best Female Revelation Dani Moreno Nominated [15]
Solange Badim Nominated [15]
Thammy Miranda Nominated [15]
Best Child Performance Kíria Malheiros Nominated [15]
Luis Felipe Melo Nominated [15]
Best Musical Theme "Dança Sensual" (MC Koringa) Nominated [15]
"Esse Cara Sou Eu" (Roberto Carlos) Won [16]
Teen Idol Bruna Marquezine Nominated [15]
Prêmios UOL
Best Telenovela Glória Perez Nominated [17]
Best Actress Giovanna Antonelli Won [17]
Nanda Costa Nominated [17]
Best Actor Alexandre Nero Nominated [17]
Best Villain Cláudia Raia Nominated [17]
Best Couple Giovanna Antonelli & Alexandre Nero Nominated [17]
Best Male or Female Revelation Thammy Miranda Nominated [17]
Prêmio Quem de Televisão
Best Actress Cláudia Raia Nominated [18]
Giovanna Antonelli Won [18]
Nanda Costa Nominated [18]
Best Supporting Actor Alexandre Nero Won [18]
Best Supporting Actress Totia Meirelles Nominated [18]
Revelation Dani Moreno Nominated [18]
Nanda Costa Nominated [18]
Troféu Internet
Best Telenovela Glória Perez Nominated
Best Actress Giovanna Antonelli Won
Nanda Costa Nominated
Revelation Tiago Abravanel Nominated


  1. ^ Official name in English.[3]


  1. ^ "Créditos" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  2. ^ Salve Jorge apresentará a exuberância de Istambul, a maior cidade da Turquia
  3. ^ TV Globo Internacional –
  4. ^ "Saiba tudo Salve Jorge, a nova novela da Globo" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Com cenário no Alemão, 'Salve Jorge' estreia no dia 22 de outubro" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Nanda Costa, a protagonista de 'Salve Jorge': 'Não adianta ficar ouvindo as críticas, tem de fazer bem o trabalho'" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Top 5 São Paulo". Ibope (in Portuguese). Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Salve Jorge bate recorde" (in Portuguese).
  9. ^ "Salve Jorge tem audiencia de novela das 7 e posto de maior fracasso das 21h" (in Portuguese).
  10. ^
  11. ^ a b "Melhores do Ano 2012" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Prêmio Contigo de TV! 2013" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Vencedores do Prêmio Contigo de TV! 2013" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  14. ^ a b "Confira a lista de indicados ao Meus Prêmios Nick 2013!" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Prêmio Extra de TV 2013: vote nos melhores da televisão". 7 October 2013.
  16. ^ a b c d e "'Amor à Vida' sai como grande vencedora do Prêmio Extra de Televisão" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g "Retrospectiva: Vote nos melhores de 2013" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g "Prêmio QUEM 2013: Conheça os finalistas na categoria televisão; Votação encerrada!" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 8 January 2014.

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