Pasión (telenovela)

Created by María Zarattini
Written by Guenia Argomedo
Pilar Pedroza
Directed by Karina Duprez
Mónica Miguel
Starring Susana González
Fernando Colunga
Daniela Castro
Sebastián Rulli
Juan Ferrara
Theme music composer Jorge Avendaño
Opening theme "Pasión" performed by Sarah Brightman and Fernando Lima
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 115
95 (41-44 minutes)
Executive producer(s) Carla Estrada
Producer(s) Guillermo Gutiérrez
Arturo Lorca
Cinematography Carlos Sánchez Ross
Alejandro Frutos
Editor(s) Juan Franco
Luis Horacio Valdés
Running time 41-44 minutes (Episodes 1-70, 86-90)
21-22 minutes (Episodes 71-85, 91-115)
Production company(s) Televisa
Historical fiction
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Original release September 17, 2007 (2007-09-17) – February 22, 2008 (2008-02-22)
Preceded by Destilando Amor
Followed by Fuego en la sangre

Pasión (English title: Passion)[1] is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carla Estrada for Televisa.

Susana González, Fernando Colunga and Sebastián Rulli star as the protagonists, while Daniela Castro and Juan Ferrara star as the antagonists.[2]


Production of Pasión began on April 23, 2007.[3] On September 17, 2007, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcast it at 9:00 p.m., replacing Destilando Amor.[2]

On January 21, 2008, Pasión was pushed to 10:00 p.m., while Fuego en la sangre taking it timeslot.[4][5]


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.



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Special participation

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Result
2008 26th TVyNovelas Awards[6]
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[7]
Best Co-lead Actor Sebastián Rulli Nominated
Best Leading Actress Isela Vega Nominated
Best Leading Actor Germán Robles Won[7]
Best Original Story or Adaptation María Zarattini Nominated
Best Direction Mónica Miguel Nominated
Best Direction of the Camaras Alejandro Frutos Nominated


  1. "Passion". Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Telenovela Pasión inicia y presentó su elenco oficial". Retrieved September 13, 2007.
  3. ""Pasión" la nueva telenovela de Carla Estrada". Retrieved April 3, 2007.
  4. ""Fuego en la sangre" le quitará media hora a "Pasión"". Retrieved January 15, 2008.
  5. "fuego en la sangre sustituye a pasion 9 de la noche". Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  6. "Nominaciones a los premios TVyNovelas 2008". Retrieved April 8, 2008.
  7. 1 2 "Ganadores de los TV y Novelas". laprensa. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
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