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Her Own Destiny 

Senhora do Destino (original title)
From a poor background, a mother of five has her baby daughter kidnapped and fights for having her back, as time goes by and she rises to a better life with her remaining sons.




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2005   2004  
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Series cast summary:
Susana Vieira ...  Maria do Carmo 199 episodes, 2004-2005
Renata Sorrah ...  Nazaré / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2005
José Wilker ...  Giovanni 171 episodes, 2004-2005
José Mayer José Mayer ...  Dirceu 170 episodes, 2004-2005
Carolina Dieckmann ...  Isabel / ... 163 episodes, 2004-2005
Leonardo Vieira Leonardo Vieira ...  Leandro 153 episodes, 2004-2005
Eduardo Moscovis ...  Reginaldo 152 episodes, 2004-2005
Leandra Leal Leandra Leal ...  Cláudia 149 episodes, 2004-2005
Marcello Antony Marcello Antony ...  Viriato / ... 148 episodes, 2004-2005
Letícia Spiller ...  Viviane 145 episodes, 2004-2005
Dado Dolabella Dado Dolabella ...  Plínio 137 episodes, 2004-2005
Débora Falabella ...  Maria Eduarda 133 episodes, 2004-2005
José de Abreu José de Abreu ...  Josivaldo 117 episodes, 2004-2005
Nelson Xavier ...  Sebastião 116 episodes, 2004-2005
Dan Stulbach Dan Stulbach ...  Edgar 113 episodes, 2004-2005
Carol Castro Carol Castro ...  Angélica 106 episodes, 2004-2005
Adriana Lessa Adriana Lessa ...  Rita 103 episodes, 2004-2005
Ângela Vieira Ângela Vieira ...  Gisela 103 episodes, 2004-2005
Jéssica Sodré Jéssica Sodré ...  Lady Daiane 102 episodes, 2004-2005
Glória Menezes ...  Laura 100 episodes, 2004-2005
Leonardo Miggiorin Leonardo Miggiorin ...  Shao Lin 99 episodes, 2004-2005
Mara Manzan Mara Manzan ...  Janice 99 episodes, 2004-2005
Wolf Maya Wolf Maya ...  Leonardo 95 episodes, 2004-2005
Raul Cortez ...  Pedro 92 episodes, 2004-2005
Mylla Christie Mylla Christie ...  Eleonora 90 episodes, 2004-2005
Heitor Martinez Heitor Martinez ...  João Manoel / ... 85 episodes, 2004-2005
Marcela Barrozo Marcela Barrozo ...  Bianca 85 episodes, 2004-2005
Tania Khalill ...  Nalva 84 episodes, 2004-2005
André Gonçalves André Gonçalves ...  Venâncio 80 episodes, 2004-2005
Thadeu Matos Thadeu Matos ...  Bruno 80 episodes, 2004-2005
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A soap opera about and for the Brazilian worker. A story about people who win in life through their own efforts. A plot that brings Maria do Carmo, mother of five children, as the main spot, a person who won in life fighting for it, but a person which will have as her main battle finding her daughter, kidnapped a little time after she was born. A story about family conflicts and relations spiced with the rescue of values that the society no longer cares about. The plot is divided in two parts: the first one will be 1968, during the beginning of Brazil's Military Dictatorship, and last four and a half chapters; and the second one begins after a long time, the time we're living now. Written by Ikescs

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The history of a mother that lost her daughter, but never lost her faith.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


The story is strongly reminiscent of the "Pedrinho case" in which Vilma Martins Costa, a businesswoman, took away the infant Pedro Baule Pinto from his parents hours just a couple hours after his birth. The boy was 16 when Vilma's deeds were uncovered by the police and he could return to his biological parents. See more »


Referenced in vem_aí (2013) See more »

User Reviews

Great Story and Acting
26 February 2006 | by exercisioSee all my reviews

Senhora do Destino is a moving story of family and ethics. Susana Vieria is excellent as Maria do Carmo. The story is innovative in presenting flashbacks and linking the past and present. This is ultimately a story of love and family. The characters are so well written. I found the acting to be superb and was moved to tears often. The premise of losing a child is so sad but there is wonderful humor and irony often by the villain. Maria do Carmo is such a strong woman, who has strong beliefs, independence and passion. I found this plot to be excellent like Da Cor do Pecado. I think the best soaps definitely are developed in Brazil. If you have the opportunity to see this story it is a wonderful investment in time. I found that I missed the characters and felt the loss once the story was over. That is good writing and acting. Enjoy this ride because you won't be disappointed.

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28 June 2004 (Brazil) See more »

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