“The usurper“It is one of the most successful Mexican telenovelas of the 90s that still remains among the public’s favorites. The fiction produced by Televisa was carried out by Gabriela Spanic and Fernando Colunga, along with the antagonistic performances of Chantal Andere, Juan Pablo Gamboa, Mario Cimarro and Dominika Paleta.
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The telenovela was directed by Beatriz Sheridan and produced by Salvador Mejía for Televisa in 1998. “La usurpadora” It quickly became the favorite of the Mexican public and thanks to its success it had a great international projection, it was seen in more than 110 countries and dubbed into more than 25 languages.
“La usurpadora” held the audience captive in front of the TV for more than 120 episodes closely following the story of Paola Bracho, an ambitious woman who enjoyed the luxuries her husband gave her to go with other men, and of Paulina Martínez, a humble girl whom she asked to impersonate her to travel with her lover on duty .
Although 22 years have passed since the first chapter was released, fans still wonder what happened to the protagonists of this soap opera which achieved several awards and nominations.
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Gabriela Spanic is 47 years old. The Venezuelan actress rose to world fame after playing Paulina Martínez and Paola Montaner de Bracho in “La usurpadora.” After this television success, Spanic continued to triumph in the world of acting and has participated in various productions such as “La intrusa”, “La venganza”, “Prisionera”, “Tierra de pasiones”, “Soy tu dueña”, “Emperatriz” , “The other face of the soul” and his latest production “Siempre tuya Acapulco” (2014).
2020 was a year of new challenges for Gabriela as she traveled to Hungary, where she was part of the “Dancing with the Stars” dance contest. The artist shone on the dance floor and surprised everyone with a spectacular physique. On the other hand, the beautiful actress also faced the loss of her mother, Mrs. Norma Utrera, who died of cancer on October 18 from cancer.
Gabriela Spanic recently revealed that she caught COVID-19 due to having been on business trips. She has not had serious symptoms and is fortunately recovering.
Fernando Colunga is currently 54 years old. The Mexican actor played Carlos Daniel Bracho in “La usurpadora”, who aroused sighs in the audience that followed the soap opera. He is considered one of the most successful and popular actors on Mexican television, he has participated in a large number of soap operas such as “María Mercedes”, “Marimar”, “María la del barrio”, “Esmeralda”, “Real love”, ” Alborada ”,“ Because love rules ”,“ Passion and power ”. Fernando Colunga is still active in the world of acting.
Chantal Andere is currently 48 years old. She played Estefanía Bracho de Montero in “La usurpadora”. The Mexican actress has a long history in Mexican television, has participated in soap operas and series such as “El noveno mandamiento”, “La intrusa”, “Amor real”, “Destilando amor”, “La mujer del Vendaval”, “El bienamado “And” It had to be you. “
Arturo Peniche played the lawyer Edmundo Serrano, defense of Paulina Martínez. He fell in love with his client, to whom he confessed his love. The Mexican actor is currently 58 years old and has a long career in the artistic medium, he has participated in “Engaged Women”, “Angel Face”, “Alborada”, “In the Name of Love”, “The Tempest”, “La malquerida” , “Tres Milagros”, “Prisoner No.1”, to name a few.
On a personal level, 2020 was a very hard year for Arturo Peniche as he separated from his wife Gaby Ortiz with whom he had been married for 38 years. In addition, he suffered an accident and lost family members due to the coronavirus.
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Juan Pablo Gamboa is 54 years old. He played Willy Montero on the soap opera. After passing through “La usurpadora”, the Colombian continued to be immersed in acting in soap operas such as: “La ley del corazón” (2016), “La Esquina del Diablo” (2015), “La viuda negra” (2014), “Where is Elisa?” (2012), etc, and in the series “El final del paraiso” (2018), “El Chapo” and “El comandante”, both from 2017.
Dominika Paleta is 49 years old. The actress played Gema Durán Bracho, Carlos Daniel’s cousin, with whom she lived eternally in love and tries to seduce him whenever she can. The artist of Polish origin has participated in several productions for television, her latest appearances were: “Hotel de los Secretos” (2016), “Before Muerta que Lichita” (2015-2016), “Por siempre mi amor” (2013- 2014), “Triunfo del amor” (2010-2011), among others.
Mario Cimarro is currently 49 years old. The Cuban actor played Luciano Alcántara, one of Paola Bracho’s lovers with whom he travels to Cancun, where he meets Paulina. He is known for his performance in soap operas such as “Wild Cat”, “Pasión de gavilanes”, “The body of desire”, “Come back early” (2016-2017) and “Los hederos del monte” (2011). Currently he is dedicated to writing poems and traveling the world with his motorcycle.