MariMar was a Philippine TV Drama Series previously being broadcast in GMA Network, starring Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera in her first lead role as the protagonist Marimar.
Gustavo Aldama, a rich businessman, marries a woman named Lupita despite his mother's disapproval of their relationship. Things become more complicated when Lupita gives birth to Gustavo's daughter, who she names Marimar. Dolores, Gustavo's mother, believing Lupita married her son only for their wealth, does everything to separate the two of them.
Dolores drugs Lupita and hires a man, setting them up to make it look like Lupita is having an affair. Gustavo is devastated to find Lupita "sleeping" with another man, unknown to him that it was a plot by his own mother. Dolores then demands Lupita to leave their property and never to come back.
It's too late, however, when Gustavo finds out his mother's treachery. He could no longer find Lupita, who had gone into hiding along with his daughter. Lupita promises her daughter that one day Marimar will claim what is rightfully hers. Meanwhile, Gustavo leaves his parents and decides to live alone in Manila, not losing hope that one day, he would find his wife and daughter.
Seven years pass, but Gustavo's efforts to locate the whereabouts of Lupita and Marimar remain fruitless. One day, his cousin Esperanza visits him, carrying with her the news of his parents' fatal accident. Despite his ill feelings towards his mother, Gustavo goes home to finally put closure on his past.
While visiting the grave of his parents, Silva, a friend of Lupita, comes by to inform Gustavo the whereabouts of Lupita and Marimar. Gustavo doesn't waste any time and goes to reunite with his family. Lupita manages to forgive Gustavo, to the delight of Marimar who is overjoyed to finally meet her father.
On their way back to Manila, the passenger plane on which the family is riding crashes into the sea and separates Marimar from her parents. Gustavo once again loses the family he had tried so hard to rebuild. Lupita is later found dead, but Marimar is nowhere to be seen.
- Marian Rivera as MariMar Perez-Santibañez/Bella Aldama/Marimar Aldama Santibanez
- Dingdong Dantes as Sergio Santibañez
- Katrina Halili as Angelika Santibañez/Angelika Aldama Sergio
- Richard Gomez as Renato Santibañez
- Jestoni Alarcon as Don Gustavo Aldama
- Gabby Eigenman as Nicandro
- Buboy Garrovillo as Padre Porres
- Sheena Halili as Monica
- Mel Kimura as Perfecta
- Bianca King as Natalia Montenegro
- Marky Lopez as Arturo
- Bing Loyzaga as Tiya Esperanza Aldama
- Leo Martinez as Lolo Pancho Perez
- Rufa Mae Quinto as Fifi's voice
- Hayden Kho, Jr. as Dr. Hayden Miranda
- Manilyn Reynes as Corazon
- Nadine Samonte as Innocencia Del Castillo
- Caridad Sanchez as Lola Cruz Perez
- Mike Tan as Choi
- Michael V. as Pulgoso's voice
- Arthur Solinap as Diego
- Cristine Reyes as Kim Chan
- Marvin Agustin as Rodolfo San Jinez
- Francheska Salcedo as Cruzita Aldama - Santibañez
- Dino Guevarra as Antonio
- Carmina Villaroel as Dra. Rhia Concepcion
- Lani Mercado as Vanessa May Aldama
- Paolo Paraiso as Carlitos
- Sharmaine Santiago as Brenda
- Victor Aliwalas as Atty. Adrian Rosales
- Pocholo Montes as Inspector Vitug
- Raquel Montessa as Leonor
- Joseph Izon as Rodrigo
- Mike Gayoso as Angelika's bodyguard
- Kirby de Jesus as Mental hospital patient
- Irma Adlawan as Silva
- Rita Avila as Lupita Aldama
- Solidad Cruz as Berto
- Jaime Fabregas as Don Augusto Aldama
- Bruno Folster as Bruno
- Roanald Ferrer Jr as Baklita
- Gwen Garci as Olga
- John Lapus as Rafa Laurente
- Ailyn Luna as Cecilla
- Jan Marini-Pizzaras as DSWD Officer
- Pilar Pilapil as Doña Dolores Aldama
- Joanne Quintas as Carlitos' WifeRonnie Lazaro as Angelika's father