Samantha (TV series)

Samantha is a Venezuelan telenovela written by Vivel Nouel and produced by Venevisión in 1998. This telenovela lasted 120 episodes and was distributed internationally by Venevisión International.[1]

Samantha
GenreTelenovela
Romance
Drama
Created byVivel Nouel
Written byVivel Nouel
Elizabeth Alezard
Johnny Gavlovski
Edgar Frias
Iris Dubs
Directed byClaudio Callao
Arquímedes Rivero
StarringAlicia Machado
Alejandro Martinez
Nohely Arteaga
Milena Santander
Opening themeSamantha by Alejandro Martinez
Ending themeSamantha by Alejandro Martinez
Country of originVenezuela
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes120
Production
Executive producerArnaldo Limansky
ProducerConsuelo Delgado
Running time45 minutes
Production companyVenevisión
DistributorVenevisión International
Release
Original networkVenevisión
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseMarch 10 (1998-03-10) –
July 23, 1998 (1998-07-23)
Chronology
Preceded byDestino de mujer
Followed byEl País de las mujeres

Alicia Machado and Alejandro Martinez starred as the main protagonists with Nohely Arteaga and Milena Santander as antagonists.[2]

SynopsisEdit

Love literally falls from the sky for Samantha del Llano, a beautiful and free-spirited young peasant, who lives and works at landowner Valdemar Rincon’s lavish hacienda. One day, while wandering around the far reaches of the ranch in search of her horse, Samantha sees a small private plane crash nearby, and she immediately runs to the scene of the accident. Inside the plane, she finds Luis Alberto Aranguren, badly hurt but semi-conscious. Although she does not realize it yet, this handsome millionaire from the city will be her one true love.

Because the impact from the crash has caused Luis Alberto to lose his memory, he is unable to tell Samantha and the Rincon family his real identity. They believe him to be merely the pilot, an employee of the powerful Aranguren Corporation instead of its owner. Samantha does not really care who he is - she is a sweet, unpretentious country girl with few ambitions - and her main concern is nursing this stranger back to health. During the following weeks, a magical romance develops between Samantha and Luis Alberto, two persons who know practically nothing about each other, but are simply following their hearts.

However, once Luis Alberto is taken back to the capital, he recovers his memory and unconsciously blacks out everything that happened after the accident, including the loving Samantha. He returns home to discover that his wife, gravely ill for five years, has died. Everyone thinks she succumbed to her illness, but in reality Betzaida, who is secretly in love with Luis Alberto and is now determined to conquer him, murdered her. Another woman will try to do the same: Raiza, Valdemar Rincon’s daughter, a spoiled and selfish college student who set her sights on Luis Alberto after discovering his wealth and social position.

One day, while on a date with Raiza, Luis Alberto suddenly remembers Samantha, her soft touch, her radiant smile, her overpowering sweetness. Realizing what he left behind, he goes back to find her. They marry immediately, in a quiet village ceremony. Upon their return to the city, Samantha must face three formidable enemies: Betzaida, Raiza and Luis Alberto’s teenage daughter, Anabela, who feels betrayed by her father’s wedding, so soon after her mother’s death. Through lies and intrigue, these three women will succeed in tearing Samantha and Luis Alberto apart. They will both have to endure many hardships before they can be reunited to share the immense love that was born so innocently between them and that will live forever.

CastEdit

  • Alicia Machado as Samantha del Llano
  • Alejandro Martinez as Luis Alberto Aranguren Luján
  • Nohely Arteaga as Raiza Rincón Luzardo
  • Milena Santander as Betzaida Martínez
  • Vicente Tepedino as Salvador Hidalgo
  • Jonathan Montenegro as Alexander Hernández
  • Daniel Alvarado as Arcadio 'el Maute' Guanipa
  • Martin Lantigua as Lorenzo del Llano
  • Gustavo Rodríguez as Don Valdemar Rincón
  • Elizabeth Morales as Elena de Aranguren
  • Eva Blanco as Alba Lujan de Aranguren
  • Haydee Balza as Lavinia Luzardo de Rincón
  • Daniela Bascopé as Anabela
  • Jorge Aravena as Rodolfo Villalobos
  • Carlos Arreaza as Samuel Casanova
  • Janin Barboza as Cristina
  • Vangie Labalan as Blanca
  • Julio Capote as Rosendo
  • Martha Carbillo as Alexandrina
  • Katerine Castro as Rina
  • Francisco Ferrari as Dr. Arturo Hidalgo
  • Aitor Gaviria as Pascual Martínez
  • Elaiza Gil as Chicharra
  • Mauricio González as Padre Lino
  • Carolina Groppuso as Yusmeri
  • Olga Henriquez as Vestalia Luzardo
  • Karl Hoffman as Ramón Demetrio Calzadilla
  • Ana Martinez as Querubina
  • Ana Massimo as Laura del Llano
  • Jenny Noguera as Macarena
  • Patricia Oliveros as Sarita
  • Martha Olivo as Doña Teodora Torrealba
  • Carlos Omaña as Pantoja
  • Winda Pierralt as Joanna
  • Mauricio Renteria as Tirzo Guevara
  • Patricia Tóffoli as Damaris'
  • Judith Vasquez as Gertrudis
  • Sonia Villamizar as Deborah Marcano Rodriguez
  • Jose Luis Zuleta as Jorge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VENEVISION (1998), 120 capitulos Samantha". vencor.narod. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ "ALICIA MACHADO ES SAMANTHA". eltiempo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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