El Rostro de Analía

El Rostro de Analía

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Created by Humberto "Kiko" Olivieri
Developed by Telemundo Studios, Miami
Written by Humberto "Kiko" Olivieri, Isamar Hernandez, Carolina Diaz, Alejandro Vergara
Directed by David Posada
Danny Gavidia
Starring Elizabeth Gutiérrez
Martin Karpan
Maritza Rodríguez
Gabriel Porras
Karla Monroig
Gaby Espino
Theme music composer Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Opening theme Doble Vida performed by Valerie Morales and Wahero
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 178
Executive producer(s) Aurelio Valcarcel Carrol
Producer(s) Jairo Arcila
Location(s) Miami, Florida, Los Angeles, California
Editor(s) Hader Antivar Duque
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 42-45 minutes
Original network Telemundo
Picture format SDTV 480i
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Original release October 20, 2008 – July 16, 2009
Preceded by El Juramento
Followed by Niños Ricos, Pobres Padres
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El Rostro de Analía (Spanish pronunciation: [el ˈrostɾo ðe anaˈli.a]; English: Analía) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the American-based television network Telemundo. It stars Elizabeth Gutiérrez, Martin Karpan, Maritza Rodríguez and Gabriel Porras, with the special appearance of Gaby Espino. Written by Venezuelan writer Humberto "Kiko" Olivieri, the story is loosely based on María, María which starred Alba Roversi and Mexican soap star Arturo Peniche in Venezuela, and was also written by Olivieri. The novela is directed by David Posada and Danny Gaviria; with Jairo Arcila as General Producer and Aurelio Valcarcel Carrol as Executive Producer. Although the novela was set in Los Angeles, Telemundo filmed the serial in Miami, Fl. Through [sometimes not so] careful editing it was made to appear as Los Angeles. The network debuted it on October 20, 2008 at the 9 pm (8 pm central) timeslot. Telemundo added English subtitles as closed captions on CC3 starting in March.

RTV Pink started to air this telenovela on January 5, 2009 in Serbia. TVN started to air the telenovela on January 19, 2009 at the 8 pm timeslot. It debuted with the highest rating of a 2009 show in Panama. BTV started to air this telenovela on February 2, 2009 in Bulgaria. On February 25, 2009 it also debuted at 8pm on Canal 7 in Guatemala. From 31 August 2009, TV Puls plans to issue El Rostro de Analía on their TV channel in Poland at 15:30. In Albania, Top Channel airs the telenovela from Monday to Friday at 18:30. The show is airing on TV Doma in Slovakia from January 4, 2010 from Monday to Thursday at 20.50 as Pravá tvár vášne (The true face of passion), in Romania from April 12, 2010 from Monday to Thursday at 21.30 as Cealalta fata an Analiei (The other face of Analía);from August 9 will be aired from Monday to Friday at 21.30. From 17 February 2010 RTL Croatia airs this telenovela from Monday to Friday at 14:00 as Drugo lice (Other face).

Elizabeth Gutiérrez plays both Mariana and Analía, being the protagonist. The male lead is portrayed by Martin Karpan, while the antagonists include Maritza Rodríguez, Gabriel Porras and Zully Montero. Other major characters are brought to life by Karla Monroig, Daniel Lugo, Ximena Duque, Pedro Moreno and Alejandro Chaban.


Mariana Montiel is a young and beautiful executive at the head of ANGEL'S, the executive airline founded by her father. She has been skilled and very shrewd in business but in love she is completely different, since she failed to protect one thing that she loves most: her own marriage. Since she met and fell in love with the good-looking and brilliant architect Daniel Montiel with whom she had a passionate affair that resulted beautiful Adriana, a baby who was a reason of two of them getting married. Marriage in its first phase was happy, Mariana gave all trust to her husband, helping company growth, but Daniel took the rise of his career to continue his single life quoted. Sarah, Mariana's beautiful and sexy cousin, who was always jealous for living in Mariana's shadow, took advantage of Daniel's opportunity, becoming his mistress. Sarah's life goal would be taking Mariana's company position in Angel's. Behind her sophisticated appearance hides an unscrupulous woman, who just wants to get money and power, so she becomes entangled in the affairs of the drug mafia and Ricky Montana, who seeks to use the image of the Airline to launder money. As Sarah's ambition has no limits, she plans to kill her with help of her accomplice Ricky Montana. Montana, as a way to test the loyalty of his lover Analía, who is in fact an undercover agent, orders her to kill Mariana. Analía accepts, but she has no intention to really kill her. Her life goal is to trap Montana, and puts him on electric chair, so she could revenge him for murdering the love of her life. That day, Mariana discovers her husband's infidelity and in a fit of madness and pain, she leaves her anniversary party. Analía gets into her car with the gun to allegedly kill her, but Mariana's car, which was broken, rolls of a cliff. Dr. Armando Rivera and his assistant sees a woman with burned skin and they run to help her. Dr. Armando finds a picture of Analía and decides to rebuild her face, using an experimental procedure of cloning, not knowing that the girl is actually Mariana. Everyone believes that Mariana no longer exists, and her husband and family are destroyed by that fact. Montana trusts Analía again, but he is devastated by the fact that she is not appearing. Armando finds out that Analía was a drug trafficker, stripper and that she was accused for murder, not knowing that she was actually undercover agent, so he decides not to tell her her real identity, because he doesn't know that the girl is Mariana. He calls her Ana, and he doesn't allow her to leave the house. One day she escapes and saves drowning child on the beach confronting her daughter and husband again, but Mariana in the body of Analía doesn't remember them. They fall in love again. Mariana Montiel returns home as her own daughter's nanny, but the criminal history of the true "Analía" will not allow her to be happy. She must live loading with life and crimes of the woman who gave her face − The Face of Analía.

Actor Character Description
Elizabeth Gutiérrez Ana Rivera (Mariana Montiel) / Ana Lucía "Analía" Moncada
  • Main Heroine. Daniel's wife, Adriana's mother; has an accident with Analía, is saved by Armando and is believed to be Analía, so Armando reconstructs her face after Analía's; Her memory is deleted and is forced to live behind the shadows of Analía's life
  • Secret agent of the Anti-Narcotic Agency; has an accident with Mariana, survives and is saved by Armando who will keep her and make experiments on her; she manages to escape and takes again the mission of capturing Montana; ends up with Mariana's original face; appears in the novela after 100 episodes (first seen in episode 1 and believed dead in the next episodes)
  • complementary roles: Analía's clone used by Marlene to save Mariana; disintegrates
Martin Karpan Daniel Montiel Main Hero. Mariana's husband, Adriana's father, in love with Mariana and Analía, Sara's ex-lover
Maritza Rodríguez Sarah Andrade Main Villain. Mariana's cousin, Ricky's accomplice, Daniel's ex-lover, hates Mariana and Analía; dies by falling of a cliff in a car
Gabriel Porras Ricardo Rivera "Ricky Montana" Main Villain. Drug trafficker, Armando's step-son, obsessed with Analía; ends in a jail paralyzed
Karla Monroig Isabel Martínez Mariana's best friend, lawyer of the Andrade family, Adriana's godmother, was in love with Daniel, in love with Mauricio.
Zully Montero Carmen Rodríguez de Andrade "La Griega" Main Villain. Criminal, serial killer, Ernesto's wife, Sara's aunt; killed by some patients
Elluz Peraza Olga Palacios Miguel and Mariana's mother, was in love with Ernesto, in love with Nelson
Flavio Caballero Capitan Nelson Lares Detective, in love with Olga
Flor Núñez Agustina Moncada Analía and Camila's mother, Olga's friend
Daniel Lugo Dr. Armando Rivera Scientist who accidentally puts Analía's face on Mariana (saved both their lives two times), Ricky's step-father, was in love with Analía and Mariana
Manolo Coego Celestino "El Gordo" Morales Camacho Villain. Ricky's lawyer; ends in a jail
Germán Barrios Ernesto Andrade Mariana and Miguel's father, Sara's uncle, Carmen's husband, in love with Olga
Jorge Consejo Roberto Picano Dr. Armando's assistant, in love with Chanicua
Andrés García Jr. Padre Benito Santoya Priest, his mother was killed by Carmen
José Guillermo Cortines Mauricio Montiel Daniel's brother, was in love with Mariana, then in love with Isabel
Pedro Moreno Cristóbal Colon Lieutenant who works with Analía, in love with Camila
Evelin Santos Marlene Lesbian, was in love with Camila
Chela Arias Yoya Adriana's nanny; killed by Carmen
Alvaro Ruiz Nieves Chauffeur of the Andrade family, Ernesto's close friend
Gustavo Franco René Solaz Villain. Sara's assistant and uncle; ends in a jail
Víctor Corona Alfonso Romero "Chino" Lupe's husband, Ricky's most loyal friend and follower, betrayed him; ends in a jail
Ana Gabriela Barboza Vicky Sara's secretary, Miguel's secretary and bestfriend, intelligent hacker, in love with Miguel
Alejandro Chabán Miguel Palacios Olga and Ernesto's son, Mariana's brother, in love with Camila, Chanicua, and Vicky
Ximena Duque Camila Moncada Augustina's daughter, Analía's sister, Miguel's ex-wife, in love with Cristóbal, Cristóbal's wife
Jacqueline Márquez Chanicua Duarte Gangster, Pamela's daughter, Analía's friend, was in love with Miguel, then in love with Roberto
Angie Russian Jasmine Camila's bestfriend; betrays her by making love with Cristóbal
Daniela Nieves Adriana Montiel Mariana and Daniel's daughter
Gaby Espino Mariana Andrade de Montiel / Ana Lucía "Analía" Moncada Minor role; appears as Mariana with the original face in the first episode and as Analía with the final face in the last episode

International releases

Country Alternate title/Translation TV Network(s) Series Premiere Series Finale Weekly schedule
 United States The Face of Analia Telemundo Octember 20, 2008 July 16, 2009 Monday to Friday
 Albania Fytyra e Analias Top Channel 25 March 2009 December 30, 2009 Monday to Friday
 Armenia ԱՆԱԼԻԱ Shant TV December, 2009 August, 2010 Monday to Friday
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Drugo lice Pink BH December 3, 2009 August 10, 2010 Monday to Friday
 Bulgaria Лицето на другата bTV February 2, 2009 September 15, 2009 Monday to Friday
 Croatia Drugo lice RTL Televizija February 17, 2010 June 24, 2010 Monday to Friday
 Georgia 1TV December 1, 2010 Monday to Friday
 Hungary A bosszú álarca Cool TV August 20, 2009 4 May 2010 Monday to Friday
 Iran نقاب آنالیا Farsi 1 October 2, 2010 2011 Saturday to Wednesday
 Israel Viva Platina August 18, 2009 2010 Monday to Friday
 Kosovo Fytyra e Analias TV Opinion Monday to Friday
 Lithuania Svetimas Veidas TV3 December 14, 2009 July 22, 2010 Monday to Friday
 Macedonia Анали Sitel TV Monday to Friday
 Montenegro May 28, 2009 February 5, 2010 Monday to Friday
 Poland Twarz Analiji TV Puls August 31, 2009 May 10, 2010 Monday to Friday
 Romania Cealalta fata a Analiei Acasa TV April 12, 2010 January, 2011 Monday to Friday
 Russia Лицо Aналии Mnogo TV 2013 Monday to Friday
 Serbia Anali RTV Pink January 5, 2009 Octember 6, 2009 Monday to Friday
 Slovakia TV Doma January 4, 2010
 Spain El Rostro de Analía Nova January 16, 2012 May 25, 2012 Monday to Friday
 Vietnam VBC 2010 2010 Monday to Friday
Arab League Arab world تالا MBC+ Drama HD March 23, 2013 December 24, 2013 Saturday to Wednesday
Arab League Arab world تالا MBC Drama September 1, 2013 February 25, 2014 Daily


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