Mujer de madera

Mujer de Madera

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Genre Telenovela
Created by Emilio Larrosa
Written by Alejandro Pohlenz
Directed by Salvador Garcini
Theme music composer Randy Barlow
Nicolás Tovar
Cristian Castro
Opening theme "Mujer de Madera" performed by Cristian Castro
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 205
Executive producer(s) Emilio Larrosa
Cinematography Miguel Angel Medina
Raul Leal
Editor(s) Marco Antonio Rocha
Pablo Peralta
Alfredo Frutos
Running time 41-44 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format 480i SDTV
1080i HDTV
Original release April 14, 2004 – February 4, 2005
Preceded by Mariana de la Noche
Followed by La Madrastra

Mujer de Madera (English title: Wooden Woman)[1] is a Mexican telenovela, created and produced by Emilio Larrosa for Televisa.

Edith González, Gabriel Soto and Jaime Camil stars as the protagonists, while Maya Mishalska and Carlos Cámara Jr. stars as the antagonists.

González had to dropped out from the telenovela due to her pregnancy, and was replaced by Ana Patricia Rojo.[2]


First season

Marisa (Edith González) was about to get married to the love of her life Cesar (Jaime Camil) when the wedding was suddenly interrupted by a woman claiming to be pregnant with Cesar's baby. Distraught and heartbroken, Marisa then becomes a 'woman of wood': A woman hard to get to and who strives to continue her life alone. Cesar tries to amend his fault by marrying the mother of his daughter and tries to be happy. But he can't forget Marisa and turns to drinking.

Carlos (Gabriel Soto) is an idealist fighting against illegal logging operations. Marisa and Carlos meet thanks to their common interest in discovering the truth behind the sell of illegal wood. Marisa discovers that her sister Aida (Ludwika Paleta) is in love with Carlos. Having had experience with men, Marisa decides to romance him to keep him away from her sister so she won't get hurt. Slowly but surely, the attraction between Marisa and Carlos grows and they begin to fall in love. Aida feels betrayed by her sister and the things get even more complicated when Cesar returns to Marisa's life.

Cesar's wife dies in an automobile accident and his little daughter Antonia, becomes temporarily paralyzed. Cesar decides to return to where it all started and will have to confront Marisa. Marisa is impacted with the return of Cesar; he discovers that she is a different woman but still the same one he loves. He is saddened to find out she loves Carlos and is willing to fight for her love. Piedad (Maya Mishalska) hates Marisa with a passion even though she's supposedly her aunt. She has a sick, obsessive love for Cesar and is, as Marisa will later discover, the main reason why Marisa and Cesar's wedding was interrupted. Will Marisa allow her relationship with Carlos blossom even though her sister's heart is breaking to a million pieces? Or will Marisa forgive Cesar and give him another opportunity for him to prove if he really loves her as much as he says? But she is raped, becomes pregnant, and does not know who is the father.

Second season

Efrain (Carlos Camara Jr) starts an enormous fire at the ranch where Marisa is with her father. Thankfully, Cesar manages to save her before it was too late but the damage was already done. Marisa is left horribly disfigured, so much that she looks like a monster, totally unrecognizable. After several surgeries, Marisa wears a mask. After the mask is removed, Marisa looks like a complete different person. Marisa (now Ana Patricia Rojo) is even stronger and it will be harder for Carlos and Cesar to fight for her love. But after all Marisa only loves Cesar.

Third season

Carlos and Aida are happily in love. Cesar and Marisa are living a beautiful romance once again. Everything seems to be going well so much so, that Cesar proposes once again to Marisa and she agrees. Cesar can't contain his joy as the date gets nearer, but what lies ahead is doom. Piedad is still sickly in love with him and tries one last desperate attempt to retain him at her side. Cesar becomes warned that if he married Marisa, his daughter will pay the price. The big day finally arrives. Cesar is shocked to discover that his daughter's nanny is part of Piedad's plot. If Cesar says "I do" at the altar, the nanny will inject a poisonous substance to his daughter and she would die a slow and painful death.

With all the pain in his heart, at the altar Cesar tells the priest that he does not accept Marisa as his wife. In front of the guests, Cesar tells Marisa how much he hates her and that he was only marrying her for revenge for all those years which she didn't correspond his love. After leaving the wedding, Cesar and Antonia are kidnapped and held hostage by Piedad. Marisa is deeply emotionally hurt. Her wedding was interrupted again. Alone and sad, she is consoled by a fellow medic, Marco Antonio who falls in love with her. When Cesar is finally able to escape Piedad, he rushed to Marisa to explain what happened. Marisa believes him. But when he tries to kiss her, something pushes her away from him. Even though she loves him, a phobia has grown in her that is stronger than her. Every time she gets close to him, she remembers how he abandoned her for the second time at their wedding. Cesar is hurt and believes that she is in love with Marco Antonio.

Around this time, Piedad supposedly dies in an auto accident. After several arguments, Cesar and Marisa end their relationship and she begins dating Marco Antonio. But Marisa can't stop loving Cesar, and this makes Marco Antonio angry. Cesar meets Alondra and is immediately fascinated by and starts a relationship with her. As much as he tries to make the relationship work, he can't forget Marisa. Alondra can tell. Cesar and Marisa beg each other for forgiveness and swear to never let anything separate them ever again. But Piedad is alive and more determined than ever to destroy Marisa and Cesar. She teams up with Marco Antonio to separate them. Will Piedad be able to separate Marisa and Cesar a third time? Will Marisa and Cesar finally be happy after all they've been through?



Also main

  • Jorge Consejo - Flavio Garcini
  • Lupita Lara - Lucía Ruiz
  • Erika García - Andrea Gómez
  • José Luis Cordero “Pocholo” - Felipe Calderón
  • Andrea García - Alicia
  • Irina Areu - Mago
  • Alejandro Villeli - Cruz
  • Roberto Tello - El Buda
  • Ricardo Barona - Sergio "El Perico" Portillo
  • Michelle Ramaglia - Vicky Galván
  • Silvia Ramírez - Carmen
  • Mauricio Barcelata - Vicente
  • Gabriela Zamora - Jennifer
  • Karla Lozano - Antonia Linares
  • Jorge Poza - Rogelio Rebollar
  • Nailea Norvind - Viviana Palomares
  • Frances Ondiviela - Georgina Barrenechea
  • Adriana Laffan - Jimena
  • Toño Infante - Angelo
  • Juan Carlos Casasola - Heriberto
  • Zoila Quiñones - Adelaida Portillo
  • Gustavo Negrete - Edmundo Rivas-Cacho
  • Anghel - Clarabella Portillo
  • Rodolfo Velez - Don Máximo Portillo
  • Mayrín Villanueva - Mariana Rodríguez
  • Ricardo Silva - Ernesto
  • Raúl Ochoa - Raúl
  • Eduardo Cuervo - Horacio
  • Elias Chiprout - Adan
  • Claudia Troyo - Deborah San Román
  • Hugo Aceves - Aldo
  • Silke Ruiz - Montserrat Urrutia
  • Paola Treviño - Alondra Rivas-Cacho
  • Rudy Casanova - Nelson Winter "El Combayo"


Departure of Edith González

Edith González, the protagonist of the telenovela, had to dropped out due to her pregnancy.[2][3][4] Producer Emilio Larrosa searched for another actress to replace her. one possibility was to have Ludwika Paleta's and Adamari López's characters as the new lead, but Larrosa decided to find a new actress.[2] Among the actresses who were considered; Susana González, Ninel Conde and Itatí Cantoral.[2][5][6]

On July 1, 2004, it was announced that the actress Ana Patricia Rojo was chosen to replace González.[2][7]


Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2005 23rd TVyNovelas Awards[8] Best Telenovela Mujer de madera Nominated
Best Actress Edith González Nominated
Best Actor Gabriel Soto Nominated
Best Antagonist Actress Maya Mishalska Nominated
Best Antagonist Actor Carlos Cámara Jr. Nominated
Best Co-lead Actress Adamari López Nominated
Best Co-star Actor Carlos Bracho Nominated


  1. "Wooden Woman". Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Será Ana Patricia Rojo la Mujer de Madera". Retrieved July 1, 2004.
  3. "Actores que abandonaron sus proyectos". Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  4. "Sale Edith González de 'Mujer de madera'". Retrieved May 4, 2004.
  5. "Ninel Conde también será una "Mujer de madera"". Retrieved May 5, 2004.
  6. "Invitan a Itati Cantoral a "Mujer de madera"". Retrieved June 25, 2004.
  7. "Ana Patricia Rojo es la nueva Mujer de madera". Retrieved July 1, 2004.
  8. "Rubí arrasa en los Premios TV y Novelas". Retrieved April 25, 2005.
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