Final episode date 24 February 2014
First episode date 6 August 2013
Number of seasons 1
|Created by José Ignacio Valenzuela|
Written by Juan Manuel AndradeTabaré PérezJosé Vicente Spataro
Directed by Luis ManzoRicardo Schwarz
Starring Gaby EspinoAaron DiazCarlos PonceXimena Duque
Theme music composer Carlos Ponce and Aarón Díaz
Networks Telemundo, Caracol Televisión
Cast Aarón Díaz, Carlos Ponce, Ximena Duque, Jeirmarie Osorio
Similar La impostora, La Patrona, Reina de corazones, Tierra de reyes, La casa de al lado
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Santa Diabla (literally: Holy Devil or Saint She-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. The story begins with Gaby Espino and Aaron Diaz starring as the protagonists, while Carlos Ponce and Ximena Duque star as the 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, but she has to deal with crazy and killer Ines Robledo (Ximena Duque) who is also in love with Santiago. 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. 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 Alicia (although he really loves her). Santiago is placed in a mental asylum and it is left unclear if he escapes.
Santa Diabla marks the return of Gaby Espino years after participating in Más Sabe el Diablo and Ojo Por Ojo. The telenovela also marks Ximena Duque and Carlos Ponce first antagonist roles, 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.