Santa Diabla

Santa Diabla (literally: Holy Devil, English title: Broken Angel) is an American telenovela written by José Ignacio Valenzuela, and produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami.[1] The story begins with Gaby Espino and Aarón Díaz starring as the protagonists, while Carlos Ponce and Ximena Duque star as the antagonists.[2]

Santa Diabla
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Created byJosé Ignacio Valenzuela
Screenplay by
  • José Vicente Spataro
  • Juan Manuel Andrade
  • Tabare Pérez
Directed by
  • Ricardo Schwarz
  • Luis Manzo
Creative directorValeria Fiñana
Narrated byGaby Espino
Music byTulio Cremisini
Opening theme"Santa Diabla" performed by Aarón Díaz and Carlos Ponce
Country of originUnited States
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes136
Executive producerJose Gerardo Guillén
ProducerPaola Alliegro
Production locations
  • Juan Pablo Puentes
  • Argemiro Saavedra
  • Joseph Martínez
EditorEllery Albarran
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companyTelemundo Studios
DistributorTelemundo Internacional
Original networkTelemundo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseAugust 6, 2013 (2013-08-06) –
February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)
Preceded byEl Señor de los Cielos
Followed byCamelia la Texana

Telemundo aired the serial as part of its 2013–2014 season. On August 6, 2013, the network began broadcasting Santa Diabla weeknights at 10pm/9c, replacing El Señor de los Cielos.[3][4] As with most of its other telenovelas, the network broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3.


Santa Diabla is the story of Santa Martínez (Gaby Espino), a woman who seeks revenge for the murder of her husband Willy Delgado (Lincoln Palomeque). Santa's revenge includes marrying Humberto Cano (Carlos Ponce), a powerful attorney in Marrero. Humberto hired Willy Delgado to give piano lessons to Humberto's niece Daniela Milan (Ana Osorio) at the Cano family's home, until Bárbara Cano (Wanda D'Isidoro), Daniela's mother and Humberto's sister, accused Willy of harassment and attempted rape of her daughter. Blaming the Canos for the unjust death of her husband, Santa intends to destroy the Cano family, but as she tries to complete her mission, she meets and falls in love with Santiago Cano (Aarón Díaz), Humberto and Bárbara's brother. All the while Inés Robledo (Ximena Duque) who is a rich and evil woman uses her power and influence to try and keep Santiago and Santa apart because of her obsession with Santiago.



  • Gaby Espino as Amanda Brown / Santa Martínez - Main Protagonist. She was the wife of Willy Delgado and passes herself off as Amanda Brown to get revenge on the Cano family for his supposed death. In love with Santiago, later with Humberto.
  • Aarón Díaz as Santiago Cano - Main Protagonist/Main Antagonist. The black sheep of the Cano Family, he falls madly in love with Santa and become psychotic after she rejects him. He's Ines's husband and Alicia's twin brother. Ends up in asylum.
  • Ximena Duque as Inés Robledo - Main Antagonist. A deranged girl who falls madly in love with Santiago, willing to do everything to have him and keep him away from Santa. Revealed to be Humberto's half-sister. Killed by Santiago.
  • Carlos Ponce as Humberto Cano - Main Antagonist/Protagonist. The oldest of the Cano siblings and a famous lawyer nicknamed the "White Shark". He falls in love with Santa despite knowing her plans against his family. Revealed to be the son of Fransisca and Vicente. Killed by Santiago.

Recurring CastEdit

  • Frances Ondiviela as Victoria Coletti - She's the oldest of the Coletti siblings and is in love with Ivan. Ex-wife of Patricio. Dies of breast cancer.
  • Roberto Mateos as Patricio Vidal - Antagonist. A man who hates the Coletti family and seeks revenge on them for the death of his mother. Ex-husband of Victoria. Ends up in jail and afterwards killed by Victoria.
  • Lincoln Palomeque as Willy Delgado - Ex-husband of Santa and father of Willy. Paula's brother and Ines's ex-boyfriend.
  • Wanda D'Isidoro as Bárbara Cano - Antagonist. She's Daniela's mother and sister to Santiago and Alicia, half-sister of Humberto. Ex-wife of George. A vain woman who cares only for herself and neglects her daughter. She's rejected by Willy and sends him to jail. Ends up disfigured.
  • Ezequiel Montalt as Jorge "George" Millan - Antagonist. Ex-husband of Bárbara and father of Daniela. Ex-boyfriend of Paula and father of her child. Killed by Alicia/Diabla.
  • Lis Vega as Lisette Guerrero - Antagonist, later good. Humberto's ex-girlfriend. Ivan's mother. Ex-wife of Arturo.
  • Zully Montero as Hortensia de Santana - Antagonist. Mother of Arturo. A racist woman who despises black people because her eldest son was killed by a black policeman and refuses to accept Arturo's relationship with Mara. She later confesses her crimes and dies of illness.
  • Fred Valle as Gaspar Cano - Head of the Cano family. Father of Santiago, Alicia and Barbara. Killed by George.
  • Virna Flores as Paula Delgado - Willy's younger sister. George's ex-girlfriend and mother of his child. In love with René.
  • Eduardo Orozco as Arturo Santana -Hortensia's son. Lisette's ex-husband. In love with Mara.
  • Kenya Hijuelos as Lucy Medina - Former maid at the Cano mansion. Pancho's ex-wife.
  • Alberich Bormann as Iván Cano - Son of Humberto and Lisette. He was rejected by Humberto and lived with his mother. In love with Victoria.
  • Raúl Izaguirre as Vicente Robledo - Antagonist. Head of the Robledo family. Humberto's biological father and father of Ines and Pancho. Ex-lover of Fransisca. Kidnapped Willy. Killed by Humberto.
  • Luis Caballero as Carlos Coletti -Antagonist. Victoria and Ulises's brother. Human trafficker. Killed by Patricio.
  • Gerardo Riverón as Padre Milton Reverte - Priest and confidant to many characters.
  • Gilda Haddock as Francisca Cano - Antagonist. Mother of Humberto, Santiago, Barbara and Alicia. Gaspar's wife. Ex-lover of Vicente.
  • Beatriz Valdés as Begoña Flores - Santa's mother and Willy's ex-lover.
  • María Requenel as Tránsito Carvajal - Brothel owner and victim of human trafficking. In love with Carlos.
  • Javier Valcárcel as Francisco "Pancho" Robledo - Chief Police Officer and Ines's brother. Humberto's half brother and Lucy's ex-husband.
  • Ana Osorio as Daniela Millan - Daughter of Barbara and George. She becomes a drug addict because of her family's instability. In love with Ivan.
  • Jorge Eduardo García as Willy Delgado Jr. / Guillermo Cano - Son of Willy and Santa. Becomes mute after his father's death.


  • Christian de la Campa as Franco García Herrera / René Alonso - Head drug trafficker who falls in love with Santa, killed by Humberto (Franco). Man forced to be Franco's double, in love with Paula (René).
  • Jeimy Osorio as Mara Lozano - Elisa's daughter and Lazaro's ex-girlfriend. In love with Arturo.
  • Pedro Telémaco as Lázaro Illianes - Mara's ex-boyfriend. Falls in love with Elisa.
  • Carlos Augusto Maldonado as Ulises Colleti -Victoria and Carlos's younger brother. Killed by Santiago
  • Maki Soler as Alicia Cano / La Diabla - Antagonist. Santiago's twin sister who was abandoned by Fransisca.
  • Gledys Ibarra as Elisa Lozano - Mara's mother. Falls in love with Lazaro.
  • Evelin Santos as Gloria
  • José Ramón Blanch as Orlando / El Toro / Ricardo Hernández
  • Emily Alvarado as Child Alicia Cano


Santa Diabla marks the return of Gaby Espino years after participating in Más Sabe el Diablo and Ojo Por Ojo. The telenovela also marks Carlos Ponce's and Ximena Duque’s first antagonist roles,[5] and the Telemundo debut of Aarón Díaz who signed an exclusivity agreement with Telemundo in 2013.[6] Carlos Ponce and Aarón Díaz composed both the lyrics and music of the theme song of Santa Diabla, and they also performed the theme song for the telenovela.[7][8] Filming of the telenovela began in late May 2013,[9][10] and ended in December 2013.[11]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2013 Premios People en Español
Best Telenovela José Ignacio Valenzuela Nominated[12]
Best Actress Gaby Espino Nominated[13]
Best Actor Aarón Díaz Nominated[14]
Best Female Antagonist Lis Vega Nominated[15]
Best Male Antagonist Carlos Ponce Nominated[16]
Best Supporting Actress Virna Flores Nominated[17]
Couple of the Year Gaby Espino and Aarón Díaz Nominated[18]
Special Beauty Awards
Television Beauty Frances Ondiviela Won[19]
2014 Miami Life Award
Best telenovela José Ignacio Valenzuela Nominated[20]
Best Leading Female Gaby Espino Nominated[20]
Best Leading Male Carlos Ponce Nominated[20]
Best Supporting Actress Frances Ondiviela Nominated[20]
Best Supporting Actor Javier Valcárcel Won[20]
Best Leading Lady Zully Montero Nominated[20]
Gledys Ibarra Nominated[20]
Best Leading Man Gerardo Riverón Nominated[20]
Roberto Mateos Nominated[20]
Best Young Actor Lincoln Palomeque Nominated[20]
Premios Tu Mundo
Novela of the Year José Ignacio Valenzuela Won[21][22]
Favorite Lead Actor Aarón Díaz Nominated[21][22]
Favorite Lead Actress Gaby Espino Won[21][22]
The Best Bad Boy Carlos Ponce Won[21][22]
Aarón Díaz Nominated[21][22]
The Best Bad Girl Ximena Duque Won[21][22]
Best Bad Luck Moment Santa Diabla Won[21][22]
Best Supporting Actress Frances Ondiviela Nominated[21][22]
The Perfect Couple Gaby Espino and Aarón Díaz Nominated[21][22]
Gaby Espino and Carlos Ponce Won[21][22]
First Actress Gilda Haddock Won[21][22]
Zully Montero Nominated[21][22]
First Actor Fred Valle Nominated[21][22]


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  3. ^ Véronica Pérez
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  6. ^ "Aarón Díaz firma contrato con Telemundo: "Siempre me han gustado los cambios"". May 8, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  7. ^ "Aarón Díaz y Carlos Ponce cantan juntos por primera vez". August 5, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  8. ^ "Aarón Díaz y Carlos Ponce cantan el tema de Santa diabla; escúchalo aquí". August 5, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  9. ^ ""Santa Diabla" y "La Raíz del Mal", lo nuevo de José Ignacio Valenzuela". May 28, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  10. ^ "Grabaciones de ¨Santa Diabla¨, con Gaby Espino ¡Iniciarán a finales de este mes!". May 2, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  11. ^ "Gaby Espino: "Santa Diabla me hizo crecer..."". December 13, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "Premios People en Español 2013 - Categoría Telenovelas". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
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  17. ^ "Premios People en Español 2013 - Categoría Telenovelas". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Premios People en Español 2013 - Categoría Telenovelas". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Kimberly Dos Ramos y otros artistas son premiados con los Special Beauty Awards". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Miami Life Awards - Ganadores 2014". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m El Sentinel. "Ya puedes votar por los Premios Tu Mundo 2014" (in Spanish). Diario Sentinel. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "¡Conoce a los ganadores de "Premios Tu Mundo 2014"!" (in Spanish). TVBoricuausa. Retrieved August 22, 2014.

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