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Samantha (telenovela)


Samantha (1998) was a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venevision. This telenovela lasted 120 episodes and was distributed internationally by Venevision International.

Synopsis

Love literally falls from the sky for Samantha del Llano, a beautiful and free-spirited young peasant, who lives and works at landowner Valdemar Rincons 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 Rincons 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 Albertos teenage daughter, Anabela, who feels betrayed by her fathers wedding, so soon after her mothers 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.

Cast

Alicia Machado as Samantha del Llano

Alejandro Martinez as Luis Alberto Aranguren Lujan

Daniel Alvarado as Arcadio 'Maute' Guanipa

Jorge Aravena as Rodolfo Villalobos

Carlos Arreaza as Samuel Casanova

Nohely Arteaga as Raiza Rincon Luzardo

Haydee Balza as Lavinia Luzardo de Rincon

Janin Barboza as Cristina

Daniela Bascope as Anabela

Eva Blanco as Alba Lujan de Aranguren

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 Martinez

Elaiza Gil as Chicharra

Mauricio Gonzalez as Padre Lino

Carolina Groppuso as Yusmeri

Olga Henriquez as Vestalia Luzardo

Karl Hoffman as Ramon Demetrio Calzadilla

Martin Lantigua as Lorenzo del Llano

Ana Martinez as Querubina

Ana Massimo as Laura del Llano

Jonathan Montenegro as Alexander Hernandez

Elizabeth Morales as Elena de Aranguren

Jenny Noguera as Macarena

Patricia Oliveros as Sarita

Martha Olivo as Dona Teodora Torrealba

Carlos Omana as Pantoja

Winda Pierralt as Joanna

Mauricio Renteria as Tirzo Guevara

Gustavo Rodriguez as Don Valdemar Rincon

Milena Santander as Betzaida Martinez

Vicente Tepedino as Salvador Hidalgo

Patricia Toffoli as Damaris

Judith Vasquez as Gertrudis

Sonia Villamizar as Deborah Marcano Rodriguez

Jose Luis Zuleta as Jorge

Theme song

The theme song to Samantha is "Samantha", performed by Alejandro Martinez.

See also

List of famous telenovelas

List of programs broadcast by Venevision

External links

Samantha at the Internet Movie Database

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