Cristal (1985-1986) was a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venezuela's Radio Caracas Television. It was written by Delia Fiallo and directed by Daniel Farias, Arturo Paez, and Tito Rojas. 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. Cristal has been rebroadcasted more than seven times in Venezuela.
It begins with Victoria Ascano, the beautiful and successful owner of the fashion house "Casa Victoria", deciding to search for the baby she abandoned years before. At the same time, Cristina, Victoria's daughter leaves the orphanage where she was raised and moves into an apartment with two other girls, ready to pursue her dream of becoming a model. Cristina is unknowingly hired by Victoria and was on her way to becoming a successful model when Victoria discovers that Cristina and Luis Alfredo, her stepson, were having an affair. Victoria fires Cristina and Luis Alfredo marries Marion, his old girlfriend, because she claims to be carrying his child. Shortly after being abandoned by Luis Alfredo and fired by Victoria, Cristina discovered that she, too, is pregnant.
Lupita Ferrer as Victoria Ascanio
Jeannette Rodriguez as Cristina Exposito, a.k.a. Cristal
Carlos Mata as Luis Alfredo Ascanio
Gigi Zancheta as Eliana Ascanio
Raul Amundaray as Alejandro Ascanio
Mariela Alcala as Inocencia
Lourdes Valera as Zoraida, a.k.a. Cerebrito
Henry Zakka as Adan
Zoe Ducos as Luisa
Lino Ferrer as Lino
Roberto Moll as Dario
Jorge Palacios as Gonzalo Valladares
Humberto Garcia as Padre Angel de Jesus
Marita Capote as Marion
Cecilia Villarreal as Vivian Marshall
The theme song to Cristal is "Mi Vida Eres Tu", performed by Rudy La Scala.
End Song is "Volvamos A Vivir", performed by Rudy La Scala.
List of famous telenovelas
Cristal at the Internet Movie Database
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