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El privilegio de amar (1998–1999)

TV Series | 45 min | Drama, Romance

Luciana, a poor, young woman working as a maid in the venerable Velarde home, falls in love with young seminary student Juan de la Cruz, the Velarde's son. The night before Juan is to return to the seminary, he and Luciana give in to their...See moreLuciana, a poor, young woman working as a maid in the venerable Velarde home, falls in love with young seminary student Juan de la Cruz, the Velarde's son. The night before Juan is to return to the seminary, he and Luciana give in to their feelings and spend a night together. A short time after Juan leaves, Luciana discovers she is pregnant and is forced to tell Ana Joaquina, Juan's cruel mother, that Juan is the father. Mercilessly fired and thrown out of the house, Luciana is left homeless and penniless on the streets. On a cold, rainy night, Luciana gives birth to a baby girl. Terrified and alone, Luciana makes the painful decision to leave her baby on the doorstep of a mansion in hopes that someone else could give her daughter a better life. Twenty years later, Luciana has now become Luciana Duval: a renowned and respected business woman in the fashion world. As the owner of her own fashion empire, Luciana seems to have it all: success, wealth, fame, a handsome and loving husband in the form of famous television actor Andrés Duval, a caring, if roguish, stepson Víctor Manuel, and a pretty teenage daughter named Lizbeth. However, Luciana's life is far from perfect. She carries the dark memory of her past and has never truly forgiven herself for abandoning her baby girl. For years, Luciana has secretly searched for her daughter and never let on to her family and friends. But the reappearance of Padre Juan de la Cruz opens old wounds for Luciana and forces her to reluctantly enlist his help in finding their long-lost daughter. Unbeknownst to Luciana, her beloved daughter is much closer than she could ever have imagined. Cristina Miranda is a fresh-faced, enthusiastic new model at Luciana's fashion company and also her long-lost daughter. Luciana exposes Cristina to the cold, cruel world of modeling and spares her no humiliation. Cristina overcomes Luciana's hot temper and quickly becomes the star model in the company. Víctor Manuel takes notice of Cristina's beauty and the two fall deeply in love. But everything comes crashing down when Luciana finds out about the relationship. Luciana fires Cristina and makes her life a living hell by continually causing Cristina to be fired from any other job she manages to get. Víctor Manuel, on the other hand, is pressured into marrying his ex-girlfriend Tamara when she falsely claims to be pregnant by him. Humiliation, frustration, anger, grief, guilt, pain, regret, and remorse are all in store for Luciana as she slowly begins to work through her demons and unravel the identity of her missing daughter. How can Luciana ever earn her daughter's forgiveness after abandoning her and later tormenting her so viciously? Written by skillwithaquill See less
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Updated Jul 27, 1998

Release date (First episode)
May 13, 2002 (United States)

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94 cast members
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Adela Noriega
Cristina Miranda Cristina Miranda   See fewer
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Helena Rojo
Luciana Duval Luciana Duval   See fewer
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Andrés García
Andrés Duval Andrés Duval   See fewer
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René Strickler
Víctor Manuel Duval Rivera Víctor Manuel Duval Rivera   See fewer
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César Évora
Father Juan de la Cruz Velarde Father Juan de la Cruz Velarde   See fewer
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Sabine Moussier
Lorenza Torres Lorenza Torres   See fewer
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Isadora González
Maclovia Maclovia   See fewer
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Adriana Nieto
Lizbeth Duval Lizbeth Duval   See fewer
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Cynthia Klitbo
Tamara de la Colina Tamara de la Colina   See fewer
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Nuria Bages
Miriam Arango Miriam Arango   See fewer
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Marga López
Ana Joaquina Velarde Ana Joaquina Velarde   See fewer
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Toño Mauri
Alonso del Ángel Alonso del Ángel   See fewer
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María Sorté
Vivian del Ángel Vivian del Ángel   See fewer
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Enrique Rocha
Nicolás Obregón Nicolás Obregón   See fewer
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Ramón Abascal
José María 'Chema' Ramos López José María 'Chema' Ramos López   See fewer
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Mario Casillas
Miguel Beltrán Miguel Beltrán   See fewer
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Aurora Alonso
Imelda Salazar Imelda Salazar   See fewer
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Rodrigo Vidal
Artemio Salazar Artemio Salazar   See fewer
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Lourdes Munguía
Ofelia Beltrán Ofelia Beltrán   See fewer
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Claudio Báez
Cristóbal Cristóbal   See fewer
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Carlos Amador
Fidencio Fidencio   See fewer
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Maty Huitrón
Bárbara Rivera Bárbara Rivera   See fewer
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Consuelo Duval
María Rosenda Sánchez María Rosenda Sánchez   See fewer
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Arturo Lorca
Don Isaías Don Isaías   See fewer
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Beatriz Moreno
Doña Charo Doña Charo   See fewer
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Arturo Vázquez
Macario Jiménez Macario Jiménez   See fewer
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Marisol del Olmo
Antonia 'Toña' Fonseca Antonia 'Toña' Fonseca   See fewer
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Dalilah Polanco
Casilda Casilda   See fewer
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Héctor Ortega
Valentín Fonseca Valentín Fonseca   See fewer
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Pedro Weber 'Chatanuga'
Pedro Trujillo Pedro Trujillo   See fewer
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Raúl Buenfil
El Fresco Wacha El Fresco Wacha   See fewer
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Silvia Manríquez
Luz María Luz María   See fewer
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Yadhira Carrillo
María José María José   See fewer
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Veronika Con K.
Caridad Caridad   See fewer
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Julio Monterde
Father Celorio Father Celorio   See fewer
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María Luisa Alcalá
Remedios López Remedios López   See fewer
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Ana María Aguirre
Sister Regina Sister Regina   See fewer
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Tito Guízar
Agustín García Agustín García   See fewer
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Gabriel de Cervantes
Ramiro García / Ramiro Ramiro García / Ramiro   See fewer
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Marta Aura
Josefina 'Chepa' Pérez Josefina 'Chepa' Pérez   See fewer
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Ricky Mergold
Tobías 'Tobi' / Tobías Tobías 'Tobi' / Tobías   See fewer
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Alfredo Palacios
Self / Alfredo Self / Alfredo   See fewer
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José María Napoleón
Silverio Jiménez Silverio Jiménez   See fewer
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Guillermo Aguilar
Alex Walter Alex Walter   See fewer
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Rafael Mercadante
Mauricio Trujillo Mauricio Trujillo   See fewer
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Virginia Gutiérrez
Sister Bernardina Sister Bernardina   See fewer
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Anaís
Gisela Gisela   See fewer
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Estela Barona
Gladiola Gladiola   See fewer
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Óscar Bonfiglio
Fernando Bernal Fernando Bernal   See fewer
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Claudia Silva
Lourdes Galindo Lourdes Galindo   See fewer
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Alejandra Alejandra   See fewer
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Abril Campillo
La Güera La Güera   See fewer
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Jean Duverger
Negro / Exposimetro Negro / Exposimetro   See fewer
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Francisco Avendaño
Dr. Jaime D'Ávila Dr. Jaime D'Ávila   See fewer
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Diana Bracho
Young Ana Joaquina Velarde Young Ana Joaquina Velarde   See fewer
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Edith Márquez
Young Luciana Young Luciana   See fewer
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Mitzy
Self Self   See fewer
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Andrés Gutiérrez
Young Juan de la Cruz Velarde Young Juan de la Cruz Velarde   See fewer
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Luis Xavier
Alberto Souza Alberto Souza   See fewer
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Silvia Pinal
Silvia Silvia   See fewer
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Bertha Moss
Bertha Bertha   See fewer
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Luis Uribe
Raymundo Velarde Raymundo Velarde   See fewer
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Lucía Guilmáin
Compañera de Ana Joaquina en el hospital Compañera de Ana Joaquina en el hospital   See fewer
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Roberto Antunez
Father Marcelo Father Marcelo   See fewer
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Mike Biaggio
Pancho Pancho   See fewer
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Eduardo Liñán
Dr. Valladares Dr. Valladares   See fewer
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Gustavo Negrete
Comandante Comandante   See fewer
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Arlette Pacheco
Begoña Begoña   See fewer
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Alfonso Alfonso   See fewer
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Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 251 votes