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Topacio was a 1984 Venezuelan telenovela produced and broadcast by Radio Caracas Television. It is a remake of Esmeralda, a 1970s telenovela produced by rival network Venevision, which in turn has been remade twice .

Topacio was written by Benilde Avila, Milagros del Valle, Ana Mercedes Escamez, and Delia Fiallo and directed by Luis Alberto Lamata and Luis Manzo. This telenovela lasted 181 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International. It was also aired in Mexico's Canal 5 at 8 p.m. in 1985 and throughout Latin America, Spain and other countries.


Topacio, blind, the daughter of rich farmers, was brought up as a poor orphan. On the contrary, Jorge Luis, the orphan of a family of poor farmers, inherits a large fortune. When Topacio's background was discovered, the young girl had eye surgery and recovered her vision. From that moment on her life has changed, Aurelio and Blanca accept her, although she doesn't find love immediately.


Grecia Colmenares as Topacio

Victor Camara as Jorge Luis

Carlos Montilla as Rafaelote

Mahuampi Acosta as Eulalia

Alberto Alvarez as Indio Carvallo

Nohely Arteaga as Valeria

Arturo Calderon as Fermin

Carlos Camara Jr. as Cirilo

Zoe Ducos as Sor Piedad

Freddy Escobar as Humberto

Lino Ferrer as Alberto

Chony Fuentes as Hilda

Pedro Lander as Evelio

Alberto Marin as Dr. Martin Buitrago

Carlos Marquez as Aurelio

Amalia Perez Diaz as Domitila

Rosario Prieto as Dona Pura

Jeannette Rodriguez as Yolanda

Lourdes Valera as Violeta

Cecilia Villarreal as Blanca

Henry Zakka as Dr. Andrade

Theme song

The theme song to Topacio is "Que por que te quiero", performed by Carlos Mata. The song was later covered by the tejano band Mazz.

See also

List of famous telenovelas

External links

Topacio at the Internet Movie Database

Presentation of La Dama de Rosa

Videoclip of a scene in Topacio

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