Selva María is a Venezuelan telenovela produced by RCTV in 1987 based on the telenovela Mariana de la noche by Cuban writer Delia Fiallo. This remake was adapted by Gustavo Michelena.
Selva María is the daughter of a mining entrepreneur Fernando Altamirano. As a child, she left town to study in a convent run by nuns in Caracas. During her years of study she never had contact with her father but with her paternal aunt Adelaida who came to visit her often. Once she finishes her studies, Selva María happily returns to her home, but she is unaware that Fernando is not her real father and is an evil man who does everything in his power so that no man approaches her.