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Rafaela The production company Televisa S.A. de C.V. released the new TV series “Rafaela” by the original novel by Delia Fiallo on January 31 in Mexico. This is a drama about a young and beautiful medical doctor who is full of intentions to fulfill herself as a doctor at the prestigious hospital. The hospital is supervised by the Dr. Rafael de la Vega, who appears to be her father who left behind her mother and herself when she was a little child. 

Rafaela is trying to manage professional obstacles and overcome various difficulties that prevent her being happy. Morelia, a spouse to Antúnez, has come to the idea to get rid of a young woman considering the situation humiliating for her. Rafaela is not known as a kind person; moreover, she has become embittered with the poverty she lives in with her mother Caridad and five siblings born from different fathers, namely Rosalba, Chucho, Belén, Luli and Goyito. However, she aspires to go forward to achieve her goals. Overcoming her emotions to her father, she has become a true friend to her sister, a girl of easy virtue.

Working at the hospital, she feels some emotions to José María, a perfectly qualified doctor, a macho-man and womanizer. He attracts her and spurns at the same time, though conflict of personalities is key in their relations, the competition makes sense for her. However, Rafaela does not feel like coming into love affair with José María who is a lover to a marred woman named Ileana who brings lots of problems to him. With the lapse of time they have a love affair until the spouse to Juan José, Mireya, appears with her own secrets. Rafaela is disappointed in her lover and leaving alone she feels only hatred to José María. In his turn, José María has to take attempts to struggle for their relations since they realize they have been created for each other. Protecting their love and bridge over the difficulties which permanently arise on their way the couple aspires to their happiness.


Diana Bracho as Morelia de la Vega

Morelia is Rafael’s wife. She is stylish and gorgeous. She is perfectionist in everything. Morelia is drawn in social life and considers it is her path. It takes all her time and she thieves the time that is better to be next to her daughter, Alicia. Morelia seems to spurn Rafaela, the daughter of her husband, to avoid shame and disgrace to the society.

Jorge Poza as José María Báez

José María is a highly qualified doctor. He is a good womanizer seizing hearts of women at ease though he avoids getting too much attached to them. He is devoted to his line of work and he believes that only male staff can do well in medicine. When he meets Rafaela, he falls in love with her being married to Mireya. He hides the truth of marriage and when he finds out Rafaela is pregnant with his baby, he tries to get divorce with Mireya and struggle for his love and baby.

Scarlet Ortíz as Rafaela

Rafaela is the daughter to Caridad and Rafael Antúnez and a step-sister to Rosalba, Belén, Chucho, Lulín and Chamito. She is only 23; she distinguishes with quiet and dazzling beauty. However, she is not obedient and she can be a rebel in some occasions. She cannot stand for the inequitable attitude. She falls in love with Juan José that much that she agrees to live with him without approval. As a woman who has been brought up without a father and father’s love can have some social problems in future. Rafaela feels restricted and when she learns that Rafael is his biological father, she does not show any desire to communicate with him for his betrayal.

Rogelio Guerra as Rafael de la Vega

Rafael is the doctor in his late 40s, elegant but haughty. He is Morella’s husband and Alicia’s father. Alicia gets married to the person he does not approve. Rafael manages the hospital where Rafaela works as a medical doctor as well. He learns she is his biological daughter and he feels pride about her. He is surprised that Rafaela has managed to achieve her goals in spite of sever circumstances.

Patricia Reyes Spíndola as Caridad Martínez

Caridad Martínez is Rafaela’s mother. She is strong-willed though she cannot live well not-supported by men. She is not that beautiful as Morella but she has a kind and easy-going heart. She still feels love to Rafael and she dreams of returning him at gloomy lonely nights. She is involved and anxious about her children’s problems and suffers when they are in trouble.

Arleth Terán as Ileana Contreras

Ileana is Alfredo’s wife and a lover of Juan José. She feels bored in classic marriage which make her yawn than enjoy. They have no children in marriage. When she feels tired she seeks to have relations with young and handsome men to prove that she is attractive enough to provoke emotions with men.

Chantal Andere as Mireya

Mireya is married to Juan José. She is very good-looking and well-cared woman. She still can induce interest in other men. She does mercilessly when it comes to do something for her own sake. She blackmails and manipulates with Juan José.

Arturo Carmona as Víctor Acuña

Víctor Acuña is the professional football player who is hospitalized at the same lace where Rafaela works. He is injured in a serious car accident. Being touched with Rafaela’s beauty, kind attitude and professional approaches, he proposes his love and willing to marry and support her when he learns Rafaela is waiting a baby from Juan José.

Juan Carlos Flores as Chucho

Chuchois Rafaela’s brother who is schizophrenic. He dresses up in too ridiculous and extravagant manner to attract attention. He is in love with Alicia, suffers from this love but he ends up tragically further because of Braulio.

Evelyn Cedeño as Belén

Belén is Caridad’s another daughter. She is naïve and diligent. She has beautiful voice and dreams of becoming a famous singer. She lives in permanent fear to her step-father, Braulio since he always chases, pricks and bothers her. She decides to get married to Raúl to get rid of fear and threat at home.

Tiaré Scanda as Rosalba

Rosalba is also Caridad’s daughter. She has to be a little bit strict and cool-hearted. She works in night bars, and then the life makes her go and become the prostitute when they are all in tight spot to earn some money. She wishes she would be like other girls of her age and to marry a worthy person to raise kids. She feels love to Carlos Luis and she tries to stand up for her love.

Ilean Almaguer as Alicia

Alicia is Rafael and Morelia’s daughter and thus, a step-sister to Rafaela. She is dependant from her parents, and she is an alcoholic who wastes her fortune and future perspectives in the company and looses love from her parents. She feels her parents are not concerned about her; they are just involved in other stuff and it makes her hurt and suffer. She is loved but Chucho, though.

Rafaela - telenovela

(2011) - Scarlet Ortiz, Jorge Poza


Scarlet Ortiz ... Rafaela de la Vega Martínez
Jorge Poza ... José María Baez
Diana Bracho ... Morelia de la Vega
Rogelio Guerra ... Rafael de la Vega
Arturo Carmona ... Víctor Acuña
Chantal Andere ... Mireya de Baez
Manuela Ímaz ... Arely
Jan ... René Echevarría
Sheyla Tadeo ... Amanda
Arlette Pacheco
Nicolás Mena ... Raúl Herrera
Isabel Martínez ‘La Tarabilla’ ... Rosario
Arleth Terán ... Ileana Contreras
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Caridad Martínez
Manuel "El Loco" Valdés ... Braulio
Ilean Almaguer ... Alicia de la Vega
Juan Carlos Flores ... Chucho Martinez
Silvia Ramírez ... Camila
Tiaré Scanda ... Rosalba Martínez
Evelyn Cedeño ... Belén Martínez
Emanuel Chikoto ... Goyito Martínez
Juan Ángel Esparza ... Carlos Luis Fernández
Mario Sauret ... Cosme
Teo Tapia ... Ernesto/Dr. Martínez
Mar Contreras
Sarai Meza ... Luli Martínez
Isadora Gonzalez ... Elizabeth Jácome
Eduardo Rivera ... Alfredo
Rosángela Balbó
Eduardo Schacklett
Nicolás Mena
Katherine Kellerman
Jorge Alberto Bolaños
Mario Sauret
Sergio Jurado
Silvia Suárez
Arturo Laphan
Oscar Ferreti
Isadora González
Sarai Meza

Writing credits
Delia Fiallo (original story)
Enna Márquez (adaptation)
Katia Estrada (adaptation)

Song: Corazón
Written by: Jorge Eduardo Mugía Pedraza, Mauricio L. Arriaga
Singing: Chino and Nacho

Original music
Jose Antonio "Potro" Farias

Cinematography by
Jesús Acuña Lee
Adrián Frutos

Language : Spanish
Country: Mexico

Directed by
Victor Manuel Fouilloux
Xavier Romero

Produced by
Nathalie Lartilleux



Remake of:
1. Venezuelan telenovela "Rafaela" (1977) with Chelo Rodríguez and Arnaldo André
2. Venezuelan telenovela "Roberta" (1986) with Tatiana Capote and Henry Zakka
3. Venezuelan telenovela "Alejandra" (1994) with María Conchita Alonso and Jorge Schubert


Pobre corazón decepcionado,
Te quedaste acostumbrado a otra forma de querer,
Pobre porque nadie te ha enseñado
Que en la vida ganas más cuando se aprende a perder?

Y es que nadie
Nació con instructivo para amar
Nadie aprende a ser feliz y no llorar?

Tú que te escudaste tras un muro
Y te haz sentido tan seguro ocultándote detrás
No te haz dado cuenta de tu error
Se necesita del amor como del aire al respirar...

Y es que nadie
Aprende a ser feliz y no llorar
Nació con instructivo para amar?

Date cuenta corazón
Que es el amor quien cura las heridas y el dolor
Que aunque pueda hacer sufrir o hacer llorar
Regresará a volverte a levantar?

Date cuenta corazón
Que es por amor que existe cada sueño en tu interior
Y cada día al despertar
Hay que encontrar la forma de curarte corazón
Y de volverte a enamorar?

Pobre corazón que con el frío
Te abrigaste de egoísmo intentándote curar
Tienes que acordarte de vivir
Y de arriesgarlo y sentir
Para volverlo a intentar?

Y es que nadie
Aprende a ser feliz y no llorar
Nació con instructivo para amar?

Date cuenta corazón
Que es el amor quien cura las heridas y el dolor
Que aunque pueda hacer sufrir o hacer llorar
Regresará a volverte a levantar?

Date cuenta corazón
Que es por amor que existe cada sueño en tu interior
Que cada día al despertar
Hay que encontrar la forma de curarte corazón
Y de volverte a enamorar?

Vamos corazón no pierdas la esperanza que yo te aseguro que el amor existe
Si todos los corazones se visten de rojo ninguno de ellos de los dos se viste
Y tú no puedes ser el único que no quiera latir
Si en este planeta hay tanto amor como pa? repartir
Disfruta la vida que ahora que te van a hacer reír tucu tucu nunca pares.

Date cuenta corazón
Que es por amor que existe cada sueño en tu interior
Y cada día al despertar
Hay que encontrar la forma de curarte corazón
Y de volverte a enamorar?

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bilge akay  - rafaela   |2011-01-24 18:51:20
I've always write in spanish in latin pink serial websites.this time I want to write in english.I live in Turkey.I am fan of pink serials.I like the most mexican ps.when I learned scarlet ortiz will take role in a mexican ps I was happy.But I would prefer Fernando Colunga as a main actor.I think fernando & scarlet would be good partner in rafaela.
Anonymous  - greatmarias   |2013-06-14 14:47:07
yes..... i think u are right. They are the perfect pair....
teleenovelafanturquia  - rafaela   |2011-01-24 19:25:07
I've always write in spanish latin pink serial websites.But this time I want to write in english.I live in Turkey.I was happy when I learned scarlet ortiz will take a role in a mexican ps which is made by televisa.but I would prefer fernando colunga as a main actor.I think scarlet and fernando would be good partners.I hope that scarlet and fernando are main characters in a pink serial.I also want to add fer is wonderful in doctor roles.
maria de salamanca  - rafaela   |2011-04-22 19:35:20
I second every word of teleenovelafanturquia. fernando colunga must have taken main role in rafaela.he is lovely, handsome, intelligent and carismathic.also the big gun of mexica. televisa productors must have thought this.I want to say that to productors fernando colunga and scarlet ortiz take main role.two big guns are gathered in a soap opera.
Dave  - Wat will happen in d end of rafaela   |2011-09-10 00:05:23
Wat will happen in d end of rafaela.
Jane Ijeoma Opara  - Civil servant   |2011-09-28 11:17:26
I Like watching Rafaela film every Monday to Friday 10pm on Africa Independent Television. I love Scarlet Ortiz and Jorge Poza roles. i wish they marry each other.
idokpesi   |2011-09-30 23:42:32
Its a wonderful opera that i had no choice but to google it.Sweet and showing characters am sure the writer would be pleased what they've done to the book.Please i'm an upcoming writer,can you email me secrets on writing such wide stories.
Godspower  - rafeala   |2011-10-03 14:06:02
i love this movie and will like to have the movie downloaded bcos i did not i did not watch it from the beginning and will not watch the end bcos i am in school
John Okechi   |2011-10-08 23:44:30
i love this soap opera rafaela that i had to search it up on line. what a wonderful story line... i dont miss each episode.
juliet  - i love dis movie   |2011-10-10 23:15:47
pls,i want 2 know if dis movie wil come out in dvd or vcd.i wil like 2 watch d begining til d in love with it.i love rafaela and jose maria.they can make a real nice couple.i love dis soap opera so much.ait,u r d best.
Geraldine   |2011-10-12 03:29:32
I like rafaela,i only speak english, i started watching it on my lunch time with people that speak english & spanish. they fill me in on what is said if they are there, otherwise i just have to sit and watch and try to figure out what's going on. would like to know how to get it on dvd with english subtitles or do it come in english version.
Oluwakemi  - I luv mexico telenovela   |2011-10-13 14:21:29
i enjoy it a lot nd tanks 2 Ait dat alway brings it up in their programs u guys re doing a great jobs. To all lovers of soap opera my shout out 2 u guys all
Ernest Winter  - Rafaela   |2011-10-13 19:46:55
I am a Nigeria.. I must confess Rafaela is the best and entertaining television show in Nigeria and in the world..... I love it so so much! So intriguing so full of suspense.

A big thank you to the producers and the the entire cast.

Love you all.
christy  - Rafaela   |2012-01-18 18:07:41
I must confess Rafaela is very interesting movie which I dont like to miss.
I have been looking for the DVD, when can it be out? I am a Nigerian.
lycia  - rafaela soap opera   |2011-10-15 23:44:40
it a movie i watch sometime bcos of d nature of my course so i want to download it pls help with the site for downloading.
Eze samuel donald   |2011-10-16 12:47:36
It's quite amazin watchn dis wonderful ait drama (rafaela). I luv d lady in questn dat i would'nt like anythn 2 hot her nt even de lovr boy {chema}.but at de end i want both 2 be cople. Luv de producr 2oo.
Wish i could downld it.
AIT ur d best..
Balogun Ruth  - Love for Mexican films   |2011-10-19 23:29:35
I always love the mexican film because every thing looks so real and touching.Keep it up.
princcesslilly  - Miss   |2011-10-20 10:35:51
I really love Mexico films most especially this current one, Rafaela is really amazing and real, I love it.
But I want to know ask whether i will able to download it (Rafaela) through Internet.You people should it up
Thelma  - Rafaela   |2011-10-23 12:26:16
I luv dis soap opera rafaela. N i wish rafaela n osemaria wil make a beautiful couple in lyf.
Joy  - Rafaela   |2011-10-25 13:39:22
Ilove this soap opera so much, I don't miss it at all. I do watch it on net too. Thanks to the producers.
ijeoma   |2012-01-24 23:55:40
Joy please how do u watch rafaela on line,i am not in the country now and i cant get AIT from here
NK  - Luv dis soap opera   |2011-10-25 17:39:16
Though i didn't watch it from the beginning,Rafaela is an interesting soap opera i can't bear to miss.
And guyz,want 2 let you know dat there's a RAFAELA thread on incase anyone is interested...
NK  - Pls does anyone know?   |2011-10-26 12:20:25
Pls does anyone know the title of the soundtrack that was played for Carlos Luiz and Arely in the telenovela Rafaela?
taiwo and kenny and glory  - rafaela   |2012-02-07 14:18:43
I think it is high time we chat .We luv this soap opera
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