|Genre||Crime, Suspense, Thriller, Action, Revenge|
|Created by||Original Story and Adaptation
José Ignacio Valenzuela
|Developed by||Telemundo Studios, Miami|
|Directed by||Luis Manzo
|Opening theme||Santa Diabla
by Carlos Ponce and Aarón Díaz
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||136 |
|Executive producer(s)||Carmen Cecilia Urbaneja
José Gerardo Guillén
|Running time||42-45 minutes|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Original run||August 6, 2013 – February 24, 2014|
|Preceded by||El Señor de los Cielos|
|Followed by||Camelia, la Texana|
Santa Diabla (literally: Holy Devil, English title: Broken Angel) is a Spanish-language telenovela written by José Ignacio Valenzuela, and produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami. The story begins with Gaby Espino starring as the main protagonist, while Aaron Diaz, Carlos Ponce, Ximena Duque, and Wanda D'Isidoro star as the main antagonists.
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. 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. Although Humberto portrays the evil brother throughout much of the story, toward the end it is uncovered that he was doing things to help hide the fact that Santiago Cano was really the evil brother. Santiago's mental disease (dissociative identity disorder) causes him to kill people at will and he exhibits strong psychopathy. He wishes to make Santa his wife by force and the truth finally comes out when people find out it is Santiago who is behind the many murders in Marrero County. Santiago had planned to make his way into Santa's life when he and Willy crossed paths in prison and he found a picture of Santa. Flashbacks recall that everything Santiago ever did was calculating and caniving. In the end Santa chooses Humberto despite the fact that people think he is evil (she knows he has been the good guy the entire time). Humberto is killed by Santiago and Santa never tells him that she becomes pregnant with his child. Santiago is placed in a mental asylum and it is left unclear if he escapes. Barbara Cano and her mother live as prisoners in the family mansion for the rest of their days since Barbara cannot go anywhere since her face becomes scarred by Alicia "La Diabla" Cano, the daughter given up by the Canos several years earlier. Alicia goes to prison for killing Barbara's husband, George, and it is unclear if Willy is willing to wait for Leticia (although he really loves her). In the end, there is barely any redemption left for any character and it goes to show that life just goes on whether things end up good or bad.
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 first antagonist role, and the Telemundo debut of Aarón Díaz who signed an exclusivity agreement with Telemundo in 2013. 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. Filming of the telenovela began in late May 2013, and ended in December 2013.
- Gaby Espino as Santa Martínez / Amanda Brown
- Aarón Díaz as Santiago Cano
- Carlos Ponce as Humberto Cano "El Tiburón Blanco"
- Ximena Duque as Inés Robledo
- Frances Ondiviela as Victoria Coletti
- Roberto Mateos as Patricio Vidal
- Lincoln Palomeque as Willy Delgado
- Wanda D'Isidoro as Bárbara Cano
- Ezequiel Montalt as Jorge "George Milan" Millan
- Lis Vega as Lisette Guerrero
- Zully Montero as Hortensia de Santana
- Fred Valle as Gaspar Cano
- Christian de la Campa as Franco García Herrera / René Alonso
- Maki Soler as Alicia Cano "La Diabla"
- Virna Flores as Paula Delgado
- Eduardo Orozco as Arturo Santana
- Kenya Hijuelos as Lucy Medina
- Alberich Bormann as Iván Cano
- Jeimy Osorio as Mara Lozano
- Raúl Izaguirre as Vicente Robledo
- Luis Caballero as Carlos Coletti
- Gilda Haddock as Francisca Cano
- Gerardo Riverón as Father Milton Reverte
- Beatriz Valdés as Begoña Flores
- Pedro Telémaco as Lázaro Illianes
- Gledys Ibarra as Elisa Lozano
- María Raquenel as Tránsito Carvajal
- Javier Valcárcel as Francisco "Pancho" Robledo
- Ana Osorio as Daniela Milan
- Carlos Augusto Maldonado as Ulises Colleti
- Jorge Eduardo García as Willy Delgado Jr. / Guillermo Cano
- José Ramón Blanch as Orlando "El Toro" / Ricardo Hernández
- Hector Contreras as Cifuentes
- Jimmy Bernal as Alexander Wayne
- Emily Alvarado as Alicia Cano (young)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2013||Premios People en Español|
|Best Telenovela||José Ignacio Valenzuela||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Gaby Espino||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Aarón Díaz||Nominated|
|Best Female Antagonist||Lis Vega||Nominated|
|Best Male Antagonist||Carlos Ponce||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Virna Flores||Nominated|
|Couple of the Year||Gaby Espino and Aarón Díaz||Nominated|
|Special Beauty Awards|
|Television Beauty||Frances Ondiviela||Won|
|2014||Miami Life Award|
|Best telenovela||José Ignacio Valenzuela||Nominated|
|Best Leading Female||Gaby Espino||Nominated|
|Best Leading Male||Carlos Ponce||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Frances Ondiviela||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Javier Valcárcel||Won|
|Best Leading Lady||Zully Montero||Nominated|
|Best Leading Man||Gerardo Riverón||Nominated|
|Best Young Actor||Lincoln Palomeque||Nominated|
|Premios Tu Mundo|
|Novela of the Year||José Ignacio Valenzuela||Won|
|Favorite Lead Actor||Aarón Díaz||Nominated|
|Favorite Lead Actress||Gaby Espino||Won|
|The Best Bad Boy||Carlos Ponce||Won|
|The Best Bad Girl||Ximena Duque||Won|
|Best Bad Luck Moment||Santa Diabla||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Frances Ondiviela||Nominated|
|The Perfect Couple||Gaby Espino and Aarón Díaz||Nominated|
|Gaby Espino and Carlos Ponce||Won|
|First Actress||Gilda Haddock||Won|
|First Actor||Fred Valle||Nominated|
- Telemundo's Santa Diabla
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- Llega una diabla muy santa
- 'Santa Diabla': los protagonistas estuvieron en Los Angeles compartiendo con fans (FOTOS)
- "Gaby Espino, Aarón Díaz y Carlos Ponce protagonizarán Santa diabla, nueva novela de Telemundo". June 3, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- "Aarón Díaz firma contrato con Telemundo: "Siempre me han gustado los cambios"". May 8, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- "Aarón Díaz y Carlos Ponce cantan juntos por primera vez". August 5, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- "Aarón Díaz y Carlos Ponce cantan el tema de Santa diabla; escúchalo aquí". August 5, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- ""Santa Diabla" y "La Raíz del Mal", lo nuevo de José Ignacio Valenzuela". May 28, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- "Grabaciones de ¨Santa Diabla¨, con Gaby Espino ¡Iniciarán a finales de este mes!". May 2, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- "Gaby Espino: "Santa Diabla me hizo crecer..."". December 13, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
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- MIAMI LIFE AWARDS GANADORES 2014
- El Sentinel. "Ya puedes votar por los Premios Tu Mundo 2014" (in Spanish). Diario Sentinel. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "¡Conoce a los ganadores de "Premios Tu Mundo 2014"!" (in Spanish). TVBoricuausa. Retrieved August 22, 2014.