A look into the past: 12 soap operas that we forgot

If “The Rich Also Cry”, “Santa Barbara”, “The Wild Angel” and about a dozen other TV shows are still well-known, then these sentimental epics are a bit forgotten. And we will remind you! These telenovelas forced to shed a lot of tears. The stories of the characters followed by whole families, discussed in queues and hurried after work to the screens to see the next series.

"Antonella"

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Argentina 1992

Number of episodes:165

Starring:Andrea del Boca and Gustavo Bermudez

Favorite by all the "soap" scriptwriters story of Cinderella with elements of a detective story. Poor but beautiful Antonella makes a living speaking in the streets under the guise of a cheerful clown. She meets Nicholas - the son of a local rich man who falls in love with a girl. Antonella's sister Natalia, by coincidence, works as a secretary for Nicholas. She is unrequited in love with her boss and is ready to carry out any of his assignments. In the hands of the guy is compromising influential politicians, which he passes into the hands of Natalia.Insidious cousin Nicholas Gaston, wanting to get this folder, kills Natalia, exposing it as suicide. Antonella decides to conduct her own investigation, she arranges for the secretary to grandmother Nicholas.

In the best traditions of soap operas: an insidious villain, a no less insidious bride of Nicholas, intrigue, illness, loss of a child, black magic and, in spite of all this, a happy ending.

Celeste

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Argentina 1991

Number of episodes:189

Starring:Andrea del Boca and Gustavo Bermudez

The usual cast, but new characters and a new love line. Celeste is poor, but good and beautiful. Before her death, her mother asks the girl’s father, Leandro Ferrero, the head of a powerful corporation, to take care of her daughter. Celeste never knew her father, and at the insistence of her mother’s friend, she went to Ferrero’s house as a servant. Angry wife Ferrero at first glance disliked the new servants. But one of her sons, Franco, on the contrary, fell deeply in love.

In the best traditions of soap operas:insidious stepmother, imaginary death of a child, betrayal, betrayal, doubts, the news that Franco and Celeste are brother and sister, and again happy ending.

"Celeste, always Celeste"

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Argentina 1994

Number of episodes:200

Starring:Andrea del Boca and Gustavo Bermudez

If you think that happy ending is over, then you are mistaken! Old heroes are expected to be even more fascinating, and the viewer is confused and impossible in real life. After the honeymoon, Celeste is trying to kidnap and kill the evil mother-in-law (remember the lies from the first part!). The murder fails, but Celeste falls, breaks her head and loses her memory completely. While Celeste is unconscious in the hospital, her husband meets (and now attention!) ... Celeste's twin sister Clara, who was abducted in infancy! Clara craves money, so convinces Franco that she is Celeste. And Celeste at this time enters the house of Clara and becomes the wife of her husband.

In the best traditions of soap operas:kidnapping, memory loss, poisoning, threats, blackmail, new pregnancy and new wedding. This time the happy ending is final!

"Manuela"

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Argentina - Italy, 1991

Number of episodes:193 series

Cast:Grecia Colmenares and Jorge Martinez

The young girl Bernard became pregnant by her lover Corrado Verezzo. The guy turned out to be a villain and, leaving the girl, escapes from Italy to Argentina. The girl is kicked out of the house. Wandering through the streets, she gets to a childless family, who, having pity on the girl, sheltered her. Having given birth to a girl Isabel, Bernard writes an official rejection of the child. The family adopts Isabel, and Bernard stays in the house as a nanny. The failed fiance Corrado marries another. He has a daughter, Manuela.

After 20 years, Isabel is a beautiful girl who studies in an elite college. She has a fiancé with whom she makes plans for the future. But soon a young rich man Fernando appears in her life, who, of course, falls in love with a girl. And then Bernard confesses that she is Isabel's birth mother, which leads her adoptive mother to a heart attack. The treatment of the mother requires a huge amount of money, but as it turns out, the family is on the verge of ruin. Isabel is forced to accept a marriage proposal from the unloved Fernando.

Isabel meets with his father by chance - both are unaware of the relationship. And Corrado understands that Isabel as two drops looks like his daughter Manuela. And soon Fernando meets Manuela and already falls in love with her. And then the horror begins!

In the best traditions of soap operas:murder, intrigue, blackmail, pregnancy, loss of a child, revenge, again murder, treason and a bit bloody happy ending.

"Wild Rose"

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Mexico, 1994

Number of episodes:199

Cast:Veronica Castro and Guillermo Capetillo

Paulette, the daughter of wealthy parents, fell in love with a simple chauffeur, became pregnant and gave birth to his daughter Rosa. For this, and fell into the disgrace of parents. In a fit of rabies, the father of the family shot his beloved daughter. In desperation, Paulette gave Rosa to laundress Thomas and told her not to return.

A few years later, the grown-up Rose climbed into the garden for the plums of the Linares family, where she was caught by the young owner Ricardo. In spite of his rich family, and especially the sisters Dulsine and Candida, Ricardo decided to marry Rosa. After the wedding, the young settled in the house, and the evil sisters in every way try to survive the savage. Soon, Rose learns that Ricardo married her only with the aim of annoy her father and sisters. The girl leaves, and Ricardo, realizing that he really fell in love, is trying to get her back.

In the best traditions of soap operas:abduction of a child, loss of a child, revenge, murder, intrigue, blackmail, loss of memory, an accident, but still everyone is happy!

"Simply Maria"

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Mexico, 1989

Number of episodes:150

Cast:Victoria Ruffo and Jaime Garza

The young simple Mary comes from the village to the capital. She meets a young rich guy Juan-Carlos del Villar and becomes pregnant from him. The boy's father forces him to abandon the child, and Maria tries to survive alone and without means of subsistence. She regrets and takes to the house of dona Matilde, whose son, Victor, falls in love with Mary. After a few years, Maria becomes a famous designer, and her son José Ignacio falls in love with his father’s niece.

In the best traditions of soap operas:deceived girl, revenge, loss of a child, accident, loss of memory, murder, death during childbirth, a happy ending.