|Created by||Inés Rodena|
|Opening theme||A menos que tú by Mariela Alcalá|
|Country of origin||Venezuela|
|No. of episodes||172|
|Original release||1989 -|
Rubi Rebelde is a 1989 Venezuelan telenovela produced by Radio Caracas Televisión based on the radionovelas La gata and Enamorada by Cuban author Inés Rodena. This version was written by Carlos Romero, Perla Farías, María Antonieta Gómez and Boris Izaguirre. This telenovela lasted 172 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International.
The slums held no apparent future for Rubi, a young girl abandoned and exploited. Victor lives on the other side of town from Rubi. A minor accident brings them together, sparking an instant attraction. Víctor's family is torn by secret ambitions and bitterness. His mother is an angry woman full of resentment. She battles a hostile relationship with Victor's paternal grandmother, who controls the family's wealth. Victor's brother, with his villainous ideas and evil notions, is much like his mother. His younger sister, the sweet Virginia, is blind. Victor is outstanding, both kind and warmhearted, and Rubi is induced by him to enter the family home. His concern is misinterpreted by Rubi as love for her. To make matters worse, Rubi is despised by Victor's mother. His grandmother, however, finds her charm and innocence touching. To avenge her spiteful daughter-in-law, the grandmother changes her will to name Rubi sole benefactor. Now potentially wealthy, Rubi is thrust into an unknown world, one in which she will again be compelled to fight to survive.