Doña Bárbara is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo. Edith Gonzalez and Christian Meier star in this adaptation of the 1929 novel by Venezuelan author Rómulo Gallegos.
On the Venezuelan plains lives a mestiza landowner named Doña Bárbara. Raised among a band of smugglers in the jungle, Barbara finds love with Asdrúbal, but he is murdered and she, in turn, is raped by the same outlaws. Eager to get vengeance from all men, Barbara seduces landowner Lorenzo Barquero. Even though the two have a baby girl, she drives him to alcoholism and steals his fortune. Lorenzo, completely heartbroken, goes to live in a miserable hut at the edge of the jungle, together with his daughter, Marisela.
Fifteen years later, lawyer Santos Luzardo, Lorenzo's cousin, arrives to the plains to reclaim the lands of his family. Santos discovers that the entire region is controlled by Doña Bárbara, who with witchcraft, seduction and violence does whatever she wants, helped by a posse of outlaws who follow her every order. Santos decides to save Lorenzo and educate Marisela, who is growing up almost like a wild animal. Barbara eventually falls in love with Santos, but he falls in love with Marisela.
Christian Meier - Santos Luzardo
Edith González - Doña Bárbara Guaimarán "La Doña"
Génesis Rodríguez - Marisela Barquero / Bárbara Guaimaran (joven)
Maritza Rodríguez - Asunción Vergel De Luzardo
Javier Alexander - César Barquero
Luis Mesa - José Luzardo
Jeancarlos Canela - Asdrúbal
Élmer Valenzuela - Lorenzo Barquero/Joven
Katie Barberi - Cecilia Vergel
Arap Bethke - Antonio Sandoval
Paulo Quevedo - Balbino Paiba
Roberto Mateos - Lorenzo Barquero
Raúl Gutiérrez - Coronel Diógenes Pernalete
Lucy Martínez - Eustaquia
Iván Rodríguez - Melesio Sandoval
Martha Isabel Bolaños- Josefa
Alberto Valdiri - Mujiquita
Amparo Moreno - Casilda
Daniela Tapia - Gervacia
Lucho Velasco - Melquiades "El Brujeador"
Mimi Morales - Altagracia
Alejandra Sandoval - Genoveva
Pedro Rendón - Carmelito
Gary Forero - León Mondragón
Roberto Manrique - Maria Nieves
Andrés Ogilvie-Browne - Juan Primito
Paula Barreto - Luisana Requena
Bibiana Corrales - Melezia
Adriana Silva - Josefina
Jimmie Bernal - William Danger
Andrés Felipe Martínez - Tigre Mondragón
Tiberio Cruz - Juan Palacios 'Pajarote'
Esmeralda Pinzón - Federica Pernalete
Naren Daryanani - Onza Mondragón
Hebert King - Don Encarnación Matute
Humberto Arango - Fidel Castell / El Sapo
Duration: 190 episodes