El Rostro de Analía (The Face of Analia) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo. It stars Elizabeth Gutiérrez, Martin Karpan, Maritza Rodriguez and the special appearance of Gaby Espino. It's written by venezuelan writer, Humberto "Kiko" Olivieri, and it's loosely based on an venezuelan telenovela María, María which was starred by Alba Roversi and mexican soap star Arturo Peniche, 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 Carroll as Executive Producer.
Telemundo will air the serial from Monday to Friday over about 26 weeks starting October 20, 2008 at the 9pm/8c timeslot. The serial is filmed in Los Angeles.
In this riveting story, ambition, revenge, and the criminal world of Los Angeles intertwine to conspire against Mariana Montiel (Gaby Espino), a young and successful businesswoman who discovers that her husband is having an affair with her cousin Sara (Maritza Rodríguez). Sara is a beautiful, ambitious and dangerous woman bound to the drug trafficking mafia; capable of anything, including murder, in order to get what she wants.
When Mariana discovers the terrible truth, she leaves her house only to meet face to face with a woman who has been sent to kill her. After an attempt on her life and a car accident that leaves her disfigured, Mariana is rescued by a scientist (Daniel Lugo) who unwittingly reconstructs her face in the wrong image; forever changing the course of her life. Unable to remember anything from her past, and now with the face of Analía (Elizabeth Gutierrez), the woman who tried to kill her, Mariana is forced to confront the dark and dangerous past of her "murderer." From this moment, she will live a double life that unleashes a battle between love and her desire for revenge. Eventually she will be forced to decide if she can forgive in order to find happiness, even if she has to accept living in the shadows of Analía.
Elizabeth Gutiérrez .... Ana Lucía "Analia" Moncada main heroine
Martin Karpan .... Daniel Montiel - main hero
Maritza Rodriguez .... Sara Andrade - cousin of Mariana, villain
Gaby Espino .... Mariana Montiel - wife of Daniel, who has died
Gabriel Porras .... Ricardo Rivera 'Ricky Montana' - boss of Analia, villain
Alejandro Chabán .... Miguel Palacios - brother of Mariana
Ximena Duque... Camila Moncada - sister of Analia
Elluz Peraza .... mother of Miguel
Zully Montero ... Carmen Reyes de Andrade - mother of Mariana
Karla Monroig ....Isabel Martínez - Mariana's best friend
Germán Barrios... Ernesto Andrade - father of Mariana and Miguel
Carlos Garin... Capitan Delgado-Sara's Pilot and Partner
Daniel Lugo.... Dr. Armando Rivera - scientist who recreated Mariana's face to Analia's face, father of Ricky Montana
Pedro Moreno.... Cristobal Colon - detective who works with Analia
Daniela Nieves... Adriana Montiel - daughter of Mariana and Daniel
Michelle Jones... Lupe - Chino's wife
Flor Núñez... Olga Palacios - mother of Analia
Ana Gabriela Barboza... Vicky - Sara's assistant
Jacqueline Marquez... Jasmill - Best friend of Camila
Angie Russian... Shaniqua - friend of Analia, Gang Member
Jorge Consejo... Roberto - Dr. Armando's assistant
Andrés García, Jr.
José Guillermo Cortines ... Mauricio (Mauri) Montiel - brother of Daniel Montiel
Chela Arias ... Joja - nany of Adriana
Alvaro Ruiz ... Nieves - Moncada's/Andrade's driver
Víctor Corona... Chino - Ricky' assistant
Gustavo Franco... Rene -friend of Sara