Querida Enemiga

Querida Enemiga
Una historia que se antoja
Created by Pablo Sierra
Erika Johanson
Written by Carmen Sepúlveda
Edwin Valencia
Lucero Suárez
Directed by Claudia Elisa Aguilar
Gastón Tuset
Starring Ana Layevska
Gabriel Soto
Jorge Aravena
Carmen Becerra
María Rubio
Theme music composer Mauricio L. Arriaga
J.Eduardo Murguia
Opening theme "Te ha robado" performed by Manuel Mijares
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 110
Executive producer(s) Lucero Suárez
Producer(s) Ángel Villaverde
Cinematography Víctor Soto
Miguel Valdés
Editor(s) Omar Blanco
Mauricio Cortés
Running time 41-44 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format NTSC
Original release May 12 (2008-05-12)[1] – October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)[2]
Preceded by Palabra de mujer[1]
Followed by En nombre del amor[2]
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Querida Enemiga (English: Dear Enemy)[3] is a Mexican telenovela produced by Lucero Suárez for Televisa.[4]

Ana Layevska, Gabriel Soto and Jorge Aravena[5] star as the protagonists, while Carmen Becerra star as the antagonist.[6] With stellar performance of María Rubio.


Lorena and Sara were raised together in an orphanage, and even though they have different personalities, they loved each other as sisters. Lorena dreams of starting her own family and loves to cook, while Sara is more materialistic; she has always hated the poverty of the orphanage, and she has more ambitions than values.

Lorena's greatest wish is to become a chef and so, one day she says goodbye to the nuns who raised her at the orphanage and leaves to study cuisine in Mexico City. That same day, Madre Asunción discovers that Sara had stolen some of the funds of the orphanage. However, after she confronts Sara, she suffers a heart attack and dies. To avoid getting caught any further, Sara runs with her lover and accomplice Chalo, who is also the delivery guy/driver of the orphanage. But before she leaves, she goes through the files Madre Asunción had in her office for each orphaned child and stole two files – hers and Lorena's.

When she finally reads them, she learns that she was found in the garbage dump, while Lorena was abandoned in the orphanage without explanation by her grandmother, the millionaire Hortensia Vallejo Vda. de Armendáriz. Sara's first impulse is to find Lorena and help her confront her grandmother and demand her rights, but then she reconsiders her options and decides to usurp her place in the Armendáriz gastronomic empire. Believing she would never see Lorena again, Sara thought her plan was foolproof.

Unaware of what happened, Lorena finds work as a cook's aid in her own grandmother's company – a lady who is ruthless in her work area and demands perfection from all her workers. Lorena also meets a young doctor called Alonso and they fall in love with each other at first sight. Later on, Sara has an unexpected reunion with Lorena in the company and the girl's constant presence infuriates her and feels that if Lorena were to ever know the truth of her past she may want to reclaim what is truly hers and she would be once again poor. So Sara's mind betrays her and she is gradually overwhelmed by a desire to take everything away from Lorena, including Alonso, and get rid of her once and for all.

When Lorena learns that Sara was abandoned by her grandmother, she cries for her friend and is filled with contempt for Hortensia. Meanwhile, Hortensia uses all her resources to avoid confronting the pain she has caused to everyone around her. Eventually, Sara managed to take away everything that belonged to Lorena, her life, her love and even her parents who for a while believed Sara to be their long lost daughter.

When Lorena starts to discover Sara's evil machinations against her, she realizes that she never truly knew the one she loved as a sister. But in spite of her broken heart, she will bravely face betrayal, deceit and cruelty and even find a new hope with someone she never expected to love – Ernesto, a man who at first glance seemed the total opposite of who she was. She never dreamed that they would have something special between them, but Ernesto managed to convince her otherwise. Slowly he reconstructs Lorena's broken heart, healing it with his love for her and showing her to love and trust someone else again.


Actor Characater
Ana Layevska Lorena De la Cruz / Lorena Armendáriz Ruiz de Mendiola
Gabriel Soto Alonso Ugarte Solano
Jorge Aravena Ernesto Mendiola Chávez
María Rubio Hortensia Vallejo Vda. de Armendáriz
Luz María Jerez Bárbara Amezcua de Armendáriz
Carmen Becerra Sara De la Cruz / Sara Armendáriz / Sara Vda. de Cuenca
Luis Xavier Jaime Armendáriz Vallejo
Socorro Bonilla Zulema Ruiz de Armendáriz
Alfonso Iturralde Omar Armendáriz Vallejo
Héctór Ortega Toribio Ugarte
Danna Paola Bettina Aguilar Ugarte
Mauricio Aspe Lic. Arturo Sabogal Huerta
Miguel Ángel Biaggio Gonzalo "Chalo" Carrasco
Marco Méndez Dr. Bruno Palma
Luz Elena González Diana Ruiz de Palma
Bibelot Mansur Rosalbina "Rossy" López Martínez
Patricia Martinez María Eugenia "Maruja" Martínez Vda. de López
Sharis Cid Paula Ugarte Solano
Eduardo Rivera Darío Aguilar
Zully Keith Catalina Huerta Vda. de Sabogal
Dalilah Polanco Greta
José Carlos Femat Julián Ruiz
Alexandra Graña Jacqueline Hernández
Adanely Núñez Valeria de Sabogal
Dobrina Liubomirova Silvia Mendiola Chávez
Jorge Ortín Raymundo Gaitán
Polly Fanny
Jesús Zavala Iván Liñán Mendiola
José Manuel Lechuga Vasco Armendáriz Amezcua
Mariana Ávila Mónica Gaitán
María Alicia Delgado Madre Trinidad
Mercedes Vaughan Madre Carmelita
Nuria Bages Madre Asunción

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2009 27th TVyNovelas Awards[7][8] Best Telenovela Lucero Suárez Nominated
Best Young Lead Actress Danna Paola Nominated


  1. 1 2 "Querida Enemiga se estrena el 12 de mayo". tvyespectaculos.mx. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
  2. 1 2 "Final de Querida Enemiga". tvyespectaculos.mx. Retrieved October 10, 2008.
  3. "Dear Enemy". televisainternacional. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  4. "Presentan a su Querida enemiga". noroeste.com. Retrieved May 12, 2008.
  5. "Jorge Aravena en Querida enemiga". todotnv.com. Retrieved May 20, 2008.
  6. "Una villana muy 'querida'". elsiglodetorreon.com. Retrieved September 28, 2008.
  7. "Premios TVyNovelas 2009". tvyespectaculos.mx. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
  8. ""Fuego en la Sangre" gana el Premio "TV y Novelas" de México como Mejor Telenovela". fotech.cl. Retrieved March 16, 2009.
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