Leonela (1983) was a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venezuela's Radio Caracas Television. Delia Fiallo was this telenovela's writer and Rolando Loewenstein was its director. This telenovela lasted 133 episodes and was distributed internationally by Coral International.
The novela was surrounded by controversy and was ended, but because of the popularity, the history actually continued in another telenovela. A remake, titled "Leonela, muriendo de amor", was made in Peru in 1997.
Leonela is a virgin who gets raped by a drunk at the eve of her wedding. Her fiance drops her, as do most of her friends - but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and Leonela's spirit triumphs as she becomes one of the best attorneys in town, though her heart hardens... Meanwhile, a humble and repentant Pedro Luis goes to law school in prison as he pays his debt to society. Many years later, Leonela and Pedro Luis face each other - he still loves her, but will she open her heart to him? And where is the child of rape she gave up for adoption?
Mayra Alejandra as Leonela
Carlos Olivier as Pedro Luis
Flavio Caballero as Maname
Hilda Abrahamz as Maribella
Carlos Marquez as Zio Gioacchino
Loly Sanchez as Nieves Maria
Carlos Camara Jr. as Otto
Gladys Caceres as Estela
Carlos Mata as Willy
Jeannette Rodriguez as Paty
Javier Vidal as Rafael
Julie Restifo as Claudia
Carlos Villamizar as Ramon
Eric Noriega as Trino
The theme song to Leonela is "Ladron de tu amor", performed by Gualberto Ibarreto.
List of famous telenovelas
Leonela at the Internet Movie Database
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