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Mentir para Vivir

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Mentir para Vivir
Also known asSobrevivir a ti[1][2]
Created byMaria Zarattini
Written by
  • Juan Carlos Tejeda
  • Claudia Velazco
Directed by
  • Benjamín Cann
  • Rodrigo H.G. Zaunbos
Theme music composerAlberto Olmedo
Opening theme"Déjame soñar" by Ricardo Montaner and India Martínez
Ending theme"Volverte a enamorar" by David Zepeda
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes101 (list of episodes)
Executive producerRosy Ocampo
  • María Alba Espinosa
  • Eduardo Meza
Production locations
  • Manuel Ángel Barajas
  • Daniel Ferrer
  • Alejandro Álvarez Cisneros
EditorAlfredo Juárez
Running time
  • 41-44 minutes (1-100)
  • 120 minutes (101)
Production companyTelevisa
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseJune 3 (2013-06-03) –
October 20, 2013 (2013-10-20)

Mentir para vivir (English: Life of Lies) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Rosy Ocampo for Televisa. It aired on Canal de las Estrellas from June 3, 2013 to October 20, 2013.[3][4][5][6]

The telenovela stars Mayrín Villanueva, David Zepeda, Altair Jarabo, Leticia Perdigón, and Diego Olivera.[7][8][9][10]

In the United States the telenovela aired on Univision from October 7, 2013 to February 28, 2014.[11]


Oriana Caligaris (Mayrín Villanueva) and José Luis Falcón (Diego Olivera) are a Mexican couple who lives in Colombia with their six years old daughter, Alina (Ana Paula Martinez).

José Luis works in Colombian customs. One day, he confesses to Oriana about his involvement in a smuggling operation, and that the earnings are deposited into an account opened in Oriana's name but without her consent. For this, Jose told Oriana that the police is searching for them.

Disappointed and out of fear, Oriana escapes to Mexico with her daughter Alina, to find her dear friend, Raquel (Altair Jarabo), who along with Lucina (Cecilia Gabriela) own the hotel "El Descanso" in San Carlos, Sonora. Raquel decided to keep Oriana and her daughter in their hotel for the few days they would be staying. José Luis supposedly died in a chase with police.

Among the hotel guests is Don Gabriel Sánchez (Alejandro Tommasi), an old friend of Lucia. Gabriel is a partner at a major spinning and weaving factory located in Hermosillo, Sonora. He is a widow that is remarried to Lila (Lourdes Munguia), an ambitious woman that is twenty years younger than him. Lila has a brother, Berto (Ferdinando Valencia), who is a playboy.

One afternoon while Don Gabriel was relaxing at the hotel, Alina saw a gun by the beach while she was playing. The gun was dropped by some drunk guys the previous day. While Alina tried to show Gabriel the gun, she accidentally shot him in the chest. Gabriel falls dead. On hearing the shot, Oriana runs and sees his daughter with a gun. Out of fear and in a bid to protect them, Raquel and Lucina send Oriana and Alina to Guaymas, Sonora.

When Ricardo (David Zepeda) arrives in San Carlos to collect the body of his father and initiate investigations, it was reported that the main suspect of the crime is a young woman who is accompanied by her young daughter.

Few days after the shooting, Anas Valdivia (Laisha Wilkins), a strange, depressed and lonely young woman checked into the hotel, and drowned herself. Always-clever Lucina takes the opportunity to pass on Anas' identification, thus making Oriana impersonate Anas. This is to clear Oriana of her involvement in the murder of Don Gabriel. Though this was against Oriana's will, but she accepted because she has no choice but to 'Lie to Live'.

Living as Anas, Oriana worked in a cloth store, starting her life all over. She also changed Alina's name to Catalina and explained why she changed their names - so that they won't be separated.

Few weeks after, Mrs. Paloma Aresti (Adriana Roel), Ricardo's godmother and a wealthy woman who is in search of her only grandchild and heir, hired a private investigator, who went by the hotel to search for Anas Valdivia. an investigator sent by who is looking for her only grandchild and heir, whom she does not know: Inés Valdivia. Again timely, Lucina, knowing what she had done with Anas' identity, led the investigator to Oriana, painting her to be the 'likely' granddaughter of the wealthy old woman. She also told the investigator that she saw a little girl with the supposed Anas. Lucina then gives the investigator Oriana' picture, telling him it's Anas. Lucina also gives a brush with a lock of Anas' hair and advised a DNA test.

Eventually, Anas (Oriana) is located by Paloma, who takes her to live with her. There, Oriana meets Ricardo. Oriana then becomes a partner in Paloma's spinning and weaving factory.

Gabriel's son, Ricardo (David Zepeda) is a successful engineer who has a and rebellious teenager Sebastián (Alejandro Speitzer).

The attraction between Oriana and Ricardo is immediate without imagining that there are among them many obstacles and adversities secrets to be overcome. Circumstances further complicate when José Luis who in reality is not dead comes back to Mexico determined to get his family and fight in a game of lies and truths, in which love will triumph in the end.


Main cast

Supporting cast

  • Adriana Roel as Paloma Aresti de Camargo
  • Leticia Perdigón as Matilde Aresti de Camargo
  • Cecilia Gabriela as Lucina González
  • Nuria Bages as Fidelia Bretón
  • Lourdes Munguía as Lila Martín de Sánchez
  • Ferdinando Valencia as Berto Martín
  • Joaquín Cosío as Joaquín Barragán
  • Luis Gatica as Samuel Barragán
  • Juan Carlos Barreto as Rubén Camargo
  • Fabián Robles as Piero Verástegui
  • Felipe Nájera as Padre Mariano
  • Patricio Castillo as Homero de la Garza
  • Osvaldo de León as Leonardo Olvera de la Garza
  • Luis Fernando Peña as Eliseo
  • Geraldine Galván as Fabiola Camargo Aresti
  • Lucas Velázquez as César Camargo Aresti
  • Alejandro Speitzer as Sebastián Sánchez Bretón
  • Ana Paula Martínez as Alina Falcón Caligaris
  • Alberto Agnesi as Antonio Araujo
  • Mariluz Bermúdez as Marilú Tapia
  • Manuel Guízar as Benigno Jiménez
  • Mariana Garza as María Jiménez
  • Joana Brito as Nadia
  • María Prado as Elvira
  • Claudia Ortega as Berenice
  • Ignacio Guadalupe as Manolo
  • José Montini as Teniente Carmelo Hernández
  • Juan Romanca as Celio
  • Manuel Raviela as Felipe
  • Pablo Valentín as Comandante Alejandro Lazcano
  • Teo Tapia as Patrick Ontiveros
  • Toño Infante as Armando
  • Uriel del Toro as Pedro
  • Benjamín Islas as Ceferino
  • Claudio Roca as Bonifacio
  • Leandro Castello as John
  • Leonardo Cappi as Federico
  • Libia Regalado as Chelito
  • Wiebaldo López as Obispo
  • Rosita Bouchot as Perla
  • Ricardo Vera as Porfirio
  • Fernanda Ruizos as Trabajadora Social
  • Veticeyva Vielma as Lupe
  • Aurora Clavel as Eduviges
  • Germán Gutiérrez as Ezequiel Santos
  • Erik Guecha as Jorge
  • Ignacio Casano as Mike Rodríguez
  • Rafael del Villar as Lic. Julio Manrique
  • Raymundo Capetillo as Edmundo Valencia
  • Francisco Avendaño as Veterinario
  • Reneé Varsi as Dra. Marylin Lomelí
  • Juan Sahagún as Enrique Escalona
  • Beatriz Moreno as Rosa Toscano
  • Héctor Sáez as Dr. Mario Veronese

Special participation


Mentir para vivir, itself the fourth name, was previously known as La Sustituta,[12] Oriana,[13] and Mentiras de verdad.[14] Production of Mentir para vivir officially started on March 4, 2013.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2014 TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela Mentir para Vivir Nominated
Best screenplay or adaptation Mentir para Vivir Nominated
Telenovela Platform Mentir para Vivir Nominated
Best Lead Actress Mayrin Villanueva Nominated
Best Lead Actor David Zepeda Nominated
Best Antagonist Actress Altair Jarabo Nominated
Best Antagonist Actor Diego Olivera Nominated
Best Leading Actor Patricio Castillo Nominated
Best Young Actor Alejandro Speitzer Won
Best Co-lead Actress Cecilia Gabriela Nominated
Best Co-lead Actor Felipe Najera Won
Best Supporting Actress Leticia Perdigón Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Juan Carlos Barreto Nominated
Best Stage Manager Benjamin Cann and Rodrigo Saunbos Won


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  2. ^ "Sobrevivir a ti". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 29 October 2023. Retrieved 29 October 2023.
  3. ^ "Los protagonistas de Mentir para vivir". Televisa Televisión (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 June 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Rosy Ocampo cambia de nombre ¡por cuarta ocasión!". (in Spanish). 13 February 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Mentir Para Vivir llegará a su final el 20 de octubre". En El Show (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 October 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Gran estreno de Quiero Amarte, nueva telenovela de Cristian de la Fuente y Karime Lozano". starMedia (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Rosy Ocampo confirmó a David Zepeda y Mayrín Villanueva como protagonistas". (in Spanish). 12 February 2013. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Mentir para vivir, nueva telenovela de David Zepeda y Mayrín Villanueva". starMedia (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Altair Jarabo y Diego Olivera se integraron a la telenovela "Mentir Para Vivir"". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  10. ^ "'Mentir Para Vivir' Telenovela: Altair Jarabo and Diego Olivera Have Joined the Cast". Latinos Post. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Videos de la Novela Mentir Para Vivir y sus actores -". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2014-02-26. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Mayrín Villanueva será La Sustituta". TVyNovelas (in Spanish). 27 November 2012. Archived from the original on 1 December 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Elenco de la telenovela "Oriana"". starMedia (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  14. ^ "El Universal - - Rosy Ocampo producirá "Mentiras de verdad"". (in Spanish). 18 June 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015.

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