|Created by||María Zarattini|
|Theme music composer||Jorge Avendaño|
|Opening theme||"Pasión" performed by Sarah Brightman and Fernando Lima|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||
95 (41-44 minutes)
|Executive producer(s)||Carla Estrada|
Carlos Sánchez Ross|
Luis Horacio Valdés
41-44 minutes (Episodes 1-70, 86-90)|
21-22 minutes (Episodes 71-85, 91-115)
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original release||September 17, 2007 – February 22, 2008|
|Preceded by||Destilando Amor|
|Followed by||Fuego en la sangre|
On January 21, 2008, Pasión was pushed to 10:00 p.m., while Fuego en la sangre taking it timeslot.
Camila, the daughter of Don Justo Darién is celebrate her engagement to Santiago, the handsome blacksmith, when all of a sudden Don Jorge Mancera y Ruiz arrives. He has decided to have his “Droit du seigneur” with Camila. After Santiago is hurt, Camila agrees to go with him. Later, in Don Jorge’s bedroom, the lord drinks himself into a stupor and falls asleep without having touched her. Camila manages to escape and makes her way back to the village, only to find that nobody believes that she remains a virgin.
A few days later, the village is attacked by vicious pirates. Some of the villagers are led back to the ship to be sold as slaves in the Caribbean. Among them is Camila. The captain of the pirate ship, known as "El Antillano", finds her attractive and in a brief moment of weakness, feels moved to protect her from her cruel fate, but that moment quickly passes. Camila is eventually sold to a bitter old man named Don Timoteo De Salamanca, whose plan is to leave his hated family in ruins by marrying his slave and naming her his sole heir.
Not long after, Don Timoteo passes away and Camila finds herself free and in possession of a vast fortune. She returns to her home, where she learns that everyone, including Santiago, believed her dead, and now he is married to her sister Rita. A short time later, Don Timoteo’s nephew, Ricardo, turns up unexpectedly. He is none other than "El Antillano". The handsome pirate once again feels the need to protect her. Camila knows that he has come to recover his family’s money, and yet against her better judgment, she falls in love with him, and he with her. Meanwhile, Santiago’s old feelings for Camila are rekindled, and a fierce rivalry springs up between him and Ricardo.
Santiago professes his love to Camila, but her heart is torn in two as she knows she can no longer have him. Ricardo, a fugitive of the law and proud, indomitable rogue, has awakened her soul to a love that grows stronger with each passing day, and, for the first time, her body is stirred with the flames of burning passion.
Among the protagonists' family and friends are a number of supporting characters that bring more drama and love to the story. Among them is Ines, Santiago's naive little sister who submits to a night of passion with Camila's womanizing older brother Vasco and results in them being married by their families. While Ines is thrilled about having Vasco as her husband, he remains the same as he always has been and continues to chase after other women, among them is Ursula who is Don Jorge Mancera y Ruiz's only daughter. Ines, though, continues to believe that Vasco will one day love her just as much as she has loved him her whole life.
Another couple that the story focuses on is Ascanio and Manuela who, due to being in different social ranks, suffer continually because they cannot be together. Ascanio used to be a slave and was freed when Camila inherited her husband's fortune and decided to buy his freedom along with fellow slaves Jimena and Claudio. Manuela is the meek and physically abused only child of Don Alberto Lafont who constantly ridicules and beats her. Manuela falls in love with Ascanio and he with her but they are forced to meet and talk in secret since Manuela is a high born lady and her secret meetings with an ex-slave would damage her reputation and her father would most likely kill both of them.
Mario and Jimena are the two sarcastic best friends of main couple Camila and Ricardo. Mario has been by Ricardo's side as a pirate for many years and maintains a deep loyalty to him. While he is amused that Ricardo has fallen in love, he supports him however he can and strikes up a friendship with Jimena, who is Camila's best friend. Jimena has had a very difficult life prior to being sold as a slave but that has not let her bring her down. The two are often teasing their respective friends all the time but are also quick to defend them and come to their aid whenever they are needed. While their friends go through many obstacles, they are forced into the same situations time and time again until their innocent flirtations begin to form into something more.
The whole story is set in the time of pretty young ladies in full skirts and proud gentlemen with a sword within arm's reach. The characters are thrown into remarkable situations where true love and passion conquers all.
- Susana González - Camila Darién Vda. de De Salamanca / Camila Darién de De Salamanca y Almonte
- Fernando Colunga - Ricardo De Salamanca y Almonte / "El Antillano"
- Daniela Castro - María Lisabeta De Salamanca
- Sebastián Rulli - Santiago Márquez / Santiago Mancera y Ruiz
- Juan Ferrara - Jorge Mancera y Ruiz
- Rocío Banquells - Ofelia de Márquez
- José Elías Moreno - Alberto Lafont y Espinoza
- Gabriela Rivero - Fortunata Mendonza
- Raymundo Capetillo - Justo Darién
- Maty Huitrón - Francisca De Salamanca
- Mariana Karr - Sofía Mendoza de Mancera y Ruiz
- Kika Edgar - Inés Márquez de Darién
- Alberto Estrella - Mario Fuentes
- Maya Mishalska - Úrsula Mancera y Ruiz Mendoza
- Maite Embil - Rita Darién de Márquez / Rita Darién de Mancera y Ruiz
- Marcelo Córdoba - Ascanio González
- Marisol del Olmo - Jimena Hernández
- Anaís - Manuela Lafont y Espinoza
- William Levy - Vasco Darién
- Toño Infante - Gonzalo
- Lorena Enríquez - Conchita
- Antonio Brenan - Crispín
- Jorge Brenan - Pancho
- Alejandro Felipe - Paco Darién
- Arturo Vázquez - Pablo
- Carlos López Estrada - Claudio Fernández de la Cueva
- Germán Robles - Timoteo De Salamanca
- Eric del Castillo - Gaspar de Valdez
- Isela Vega - La Paisana
- Luis José Santander - John Foreman
- Rafael Inclán - Pirate
- Emoé de la Parra - Mercedes Vda. de De Salamanca
- Jorge Trejo - Ángel
- Xorge Noble - Bermejo
- Alejandro Ávila - Juancho
- Hugo Macías Macotela - Marcelino
- Tina Romero - Faustina
- Iliana de la Garza - Cleotilde
- Toño Mauri- Álvaro Fernández de la Cueva
- Yoshio - El Chino
- Luis Couturier - Padre Lorenzo
- Evelyn Solares - Ágata
- Rafael Rojas - José María de Valencia
- María Dolores Oliva - Auxiliadora
- Kokin - Bartolomé
Awards and nominations
|2008||26th TVyNovelas Awards|
|Best Telenovela of the Year||Carla Estrada||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Susana González||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Fernando Colunga||Nominated|
|Best Antagonist Actress||Daniela Castro||Nominated|
|Best Antagonist Actor||José Elías Moreno||Nominated|
|Best Co-star Actress||Marisol del Olmo||Won|
|Best Co-lead Actor||Sebastián Rulli||Nominated|
|Best Leading Actress||Isela Vega||Nominated|
|Best Leading Actor||Germán Robles||Won|
|Best Original Story or Adaptation||María Zarattini||Nominated|
|Best Direction||Mónica Miguel||Nominated|
|Best Direction of the Camaras||Alejandro Frutos||Nominated|
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