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    Catalina Santana 

Portrayed by Carmen Villalobos

Antagonic Protagonist, aspires to be an actress.

  • Brainless Beauty: Not the sharpest tool in the shed, especially when you consider that she could have been able to get her so desired implants really early on if she had been able to do basic math and applied common sense during that doctor's visit.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Subverted. Though she is not as corrupt as the majority of the characters she is not unwilling to use and abuse those that care about her to get what she wants.
  • Sex for Services: The reason she even contemplates becoming an escort is so that she can have the money to buy whatever she want (in her case, implants) as well as receive gifts from johns ranging from vacations, to jewelry, to clothing, to just about anything else.
  • Suicide by Assassin: She told Pelambre that she wanted to eliminate Yésica and prepared everything to have a meeting with her ex-best friend in an open air restaurant. When it was nearly time for the reunion, Catalina called Pelambre to tell him that Yésica was waiting at a table reading a bible, and that it was the moment to strike. The hired assassins did the job without incident but when Pelambre called Catalina to tell her the news, he noticed that the phone near the corpse was also ringing and, upon closer inspection, he realised that the victim was actually Catalina and that she had used his affections as a way to secure her own death.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Well, to start, at the very first party she was brought to, she was raped by 3 henchmen who took advantage of her naivete and insecurity regarding her body. As a result of this, she got pregnant and had to go through a painful abortion, due to not having enough money to pay for the anaesthetic. Later on, she would get the implants she desperately wanted, but because of a mishap, she went to the surgeon that was helping the drug lords put their merch in implants for transportation, resulting in her developing an infection and having to have them removed, leaving her unable to have another surgery due to the severity of it. When she thought she finally caught a break after marrying the wealthiest drug lord in the area, her brother is killed, her mother and ex-boyfriend (who she claimed was the love of her life) fell in love with each other and her mom was expecting his child. Finally, her best friend betrayed her, stealing her husband and wealth from her, leaving Catalina poor, without protection and humiliated. After all of this, is no wonder why she wished to take her life.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The most beautiful girl in her group that marries an old but powerful drug lord.
  • Unproblematic Prostitution: Horrendously Averted. Though she manages to get everything she wanted (money, power, even the implants she so desired) it all comes at the cost of her dignity and well-being. And, to top it all, she has become involved with some seriously dangerous men who at the slightest indication of betrayal would not hesitate in killing her or the ones she loves.

Tropes found in the sequel

This section has heavy spoilers for the 3rd season of Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso

  • Action Mom: Has two children, and is an agent of the DEA.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Grandmother, actually; her daughter Mariana gave birth at 18 and so Catalina is a grandmother being younger than 40.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Will defend her little sister from anyone who threatens her.
  • Character Development: By the end of the first series, she had begun to see that the choices she made had brought her nothing more than pain and regret, and by the second series, she has begun to act with much more maturity and sensibility.
  • Fair Cop: Yep, she's a great operative in her own right, but her looks have helped her bag some dangerous criminals.
  • Mama Bear: Fiercely protective of her children. Even though she was at odds with Mariana, she did not hesitate in beating Dayana up when she realised that that woman was trying to lure her teenage daughter into prostitution.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: The fact that she was a call girl gets brought up in some form or another, especially with a extremely negative connotation when fighting with Albeiro or Santiago.
  • Parents as People: She has tried to give her two children a good life and good morals, but due to her job in the DEA it has been hard for her to always be there for her family, causing special strain in her relationship with her daughter.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Her beauty has not diminished the slightest in the 20 years she was absent and even now has more than one character go ga-ga over her, unfortunately some still try to take advantage of her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She went from an abused prostitute, to the wife of a drug lord, to a survivor who put her abusers in jail and later on became a valuable operative to the DEA.


     Hilda Santana
Portrayed by Catherine Siachoque

Catalina and Bayron's mother, later she falls in love with Albeiro

  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Had her children at a young age, and when they are in their late teens-early twenties. she ends up pregnant once again by the end of the series.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Her children try to hide their illegal activities from her but she knows that they are doing something dangerous and from time to time she tearfully and angrily pleads with them to stop.
  • Education Mama: She wanted Bayron and Catalina to finish their studies and get a decent job, or even enter college.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: The fact that she had a romantic relationship with her daughter's boyfriend.
  • Parents as People:
    • Yes, the fact that she ends up having a romantic relationship and a baby with her daughter's ex is not something that many would accept easily, but, it can be understandable if you take into consideration that her children, while wanting to bring more money to the house, end up becoming like the people she warned them against and the only one who seemed to show any sort of support and compassion was Albeiro, accompanying her in her grief for her children.
    • Again, in the sequel, when Catalina the Young finds out about the story of her parents, she gives them a "Reason You Suck" Speech and time and time again throws the fact that they sheltered her too much and didn't let her truly live back to their faces, not wanting to see their side

Tropes found in the sequel

  • Easy Amnesia: Averted. She hit her head after fainting when finding out Catalina the Elder was still alive and it caused several complications that led to her forgetting almost everything. With time she regained partial memories but almost nothing about the last 20 years, including the fact that she had another daughter or that her son was dead.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In the second season of the second series, she had suspicions that Albeiro had a lover, when in reality he was trying to find information regarding Catalina the Elder and her survival. Nevertheless, this doesn't really lessen, thanks to her amnesia making her forget that she has lived 20 years together with him and believes he will abandon her for Catalina the Elder.
  • My Beloved Smother: When Catalina the Young was a toddler, Hilda decided to paint a yellow line on the floor of the entrance of their house, declaring that her daughter should not cross it under any circumstance or something bad would happen. She also didn't want Catalina to go to parties or even go to the store alone, however, this can be seen as justified when you remember that both of her eldest children were killed partly because of the toxic influence around them and she didn't have any sort of control over them.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her over protectiveness of Catalina the Young showed to be a double edged sword because, while Catalina truly became a respectful and kindhearted girl, it also made her naive about the world which prompted her to try and fight back against Daniela, who made use of her influence to destroy Catalina and her family, kickstarting the events of the series.

     Yésica "La Diabla" Beltrán by María Fernanda Yépez

Catalina's best friend, villain, boss of the escorts

  • Evil Redhead: As one can tell by the picture, she's a redhead and she's the one in charge of enticing young girls with the promise of a better life if they work as prostitutes under her. Though not the biggest heavyweight in the first series, she knows how to manipulate and get her way, slowly gathering more and more power, ousting Catalina and descending further into evil.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Wasn't as obvious at the beginning, but as the story progresses, she comes to resent and envy Catalina's success and her relationship with Albeiro, partly because she had a crush on him but also because she never had anyone care for her the way Albeiro cared for Catalina.
  • Informed Flaw: Almost everyone in the cast remarks on how she isn't the prettiest, comparing her unfavourably with Catalina. However, the actresses portraying her are drop dead gorgeous.
  • Pet the Dog: She has these moments, like when she accompanied Catalina to have an abortion and took care of her after.

Tropes found in the sequel

  • Always Someone Better: How she felt regarding Catalina the Elder, who attracted the most powerful of drug lords and was given everything she wanted and even after 20 years have passed, she always compared their situations, gloating about gaining the upper hand. Everyone knows this and is no secret how she also despises Catalina the Young, seeing her as a direct competition to her own daughter, Daniela.
  • Bad Boss: Even when you manage to do a good job she has a tendency to put you down and her rewards can be a double edged sword. It doesn't help that, as time goes on, she gets increasingly paranoid and her mistreatment gets worse and worse.
  • Berserk Button: Do not mention Catalina. As stated before, her hatred for her has not waned, even after 2 decades. Even now, she unconsciously has her own daughter reenact that rivalry with Catalina's half sister. If you bring up Catalina the Elder, then be sure you would be put on a no return mission or directly shot.
  • Cassandra Truth: Is adamant that Catalina the Elder is alive and sabotaging her but most everyone around her dismisses those claims, trying to come up with other possibilities. In part she was right, Catalina IS alive and has worked towards getting rid of La Diabla, but she wasn't behind the many attempts to Yésica's life nor was she the one sending the messages.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The only two people she unconditionally loves and support are her mother and daughter. In Daniela's case, she goes above and beyond to give everything to her, even when it would be more sensible to say no, spoiling her rotten.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • She decided to fake her death so as to manipulate everything behind the scenes and clear her path. However, because of her "death" there was a power vacuum that led to a struggle amongst the characters (both allies and enemies of her) leaving Yésica on the sidelines and unable to act in the open while her empire and daughter were in danger.
    • Another reason why this backfired on her spectacularly was because, by being declared dead, it gave the DEA more room to capture her without having to deal with the extradition laws and speeding up the process, all the while giving Marcial the liberty to take back his wealth and avoid most of the complicated legal matters that would have ensued if she was officially alive.
  • Hypocrite: Yeap. She can do whatever she wants to whoever she wants, consequences be damned, but if anyone tries to have the upper hand over her she gets furious and shuts them down.
  • Mama Bear: Fiercely protective of Daniela, she will not hesitate in killing anyone who she feels is disrespecting her daughter.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: She does not hesitate to put a bullet in the head of someone she dislikes or sees as useless with far more ease than the drug lords she once feared. Even the former heavy weights that she once worked for recognise that she's several times more cruel and unstable.
  • Jerkass: She's abrasive, blunt, has no respect for anyone, treats people like dirt, kills anyone who crosses her or because she didn't like what they said, etc, etc... She's not a nice person.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: She has enough money to buy every person of influence twice over. Actually, she also abuses of her beauty and the fact she has enough power to do as she pleases
  • Took a Level in Badass: In her youth, she stayed in her lane and was only in the business of procuring pretty girls for the drug lords and was afraid of the possibility of being killed by them. Now, she's the head of a drug empire. Not only is she more shrewd and savvy than most everyone else but she also knows her way around guns and has learned how to fight.
  • Villainous BSoD:
    • After her mother's death, while she was faking her own death, her paranoia and fear was exacerbated to the point she started seeing the ghost of Catalina the Elder, taunting her. This event mark the beginning of the end of La Diabla's reign.
    • In the third season when Daniela committed suicide, la Diabla had her embalmed and took her body everywhere she went, at times acting as if her daughter was still alive

Supporting Characters

     Bayron Santana by Juan Diego Sánchez

Hilda's son; Catalina's brother who later on will become a hitman

  • Big Brother Instinct: He can act distant from time to time, but when it comes to protecting his little sister, he does whatever it takes.
  • Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster!: He wants this lifestyle and he wants it bad. Growing up in an area where the people with the most success were those involved with gangs and drug lords, he wholeheartedly believes that his best option for a good life is getting involved with them, to get the money and luxury he associates with that lifestyle. Unfortunately, things don't go as he expects and his deeds take a toll on him.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: His main motivation for becoming a hitman was to provide for his mother and give her a better life.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For all he can be abrasive and rude towards them, it's clear that he truly loves and cares for his mother and sister, the problem is that he's desperate to acquire money through any means necessary.

     Albeiro Manrique by Fabián Ríos

Catalina's long term boyfriend and later Hilda's lover

  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jota, especially in the second series. They have been friends for decades and support one another through every situation. They were basically attached by the hip.

Tropes found in the sequel

  • Parents as People: He did everything in his power to protect his daughter, going along with Hilda's order of not letting her cross the yellow line, but this backfires on them spectacularly and in the process are confronted with things from their past they did not wish to acknowledge.
  • Papa Wolf: Goes above and beyond trying to protect his daughter.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With el Titi. He can't stand the man, first because of his seduction of Catalina the Elder and his attempt to do the same with Catalina the young and, second, because Titi is a drug lord that does whatever he wants. However, Albeiro knows that they need every possible ally to go against La Diabla and if that means fighting alongside el Titi then he will.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was one of the most passive characters in the first series but been throw into this war against La Diabla meant he had to be far more willing to get into the thick of the action. Especially if he wanted to protect his family


     Aurelio "Titi" Jaramillo by Gregorio Pernía

Drug lord; in love with Catalina; villain

  • Affably Evil: Fun loving, playful, you keep on his good side and he can be quite nice, but just as easily he can show you how cold hearted and violent he is.
  • Entitled to Have You: The way Titi views Catalina. He becomes obsessed with her over the course of the story, to the point he even has her kidnapped while on the run from the TEA and acting like she belongs with him.
  • Really Gets Around: Has an official girlfriend but that doesn't stop him from going after several other girls.

Tropes found in the sequel

  • Abhorrent Admirer: While in the first series, at least for a portion of it, Catalina was flattered by his attention, later on she would start hating him while he became obsessed with her. After her faked death, he never stopped thinking about her and would try to woo her little sister and later on, Catalina's own daughter
  • Bad Boss: Not as bad as La Diabla but he can be quite cruel, especially when things don't go his way. Many people forget because he's charismatic but just as fast he can get rid of you if you don't do what he wants.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: So much. The moment he sees a pretty girl is the moment he loses track of his goals and sometimes this tends to lead him to more trouble.
  • Living Legend: Just like in the first series, everyone remembers his "glorious" deeds, something that has helped him reforge a web of contacts and influence.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Generally, he's the one people have problem working with but, recently, the tables have turned and he now has a lot of friction working with Dayana.

     Paola by Alejandra Pinzón

Catalina's friend; pre-paid girl; wants a deeper relationship with Titi

Tropes found in the sequel

  • Character Development: Twenty years after the events of the first series, she's far more mature, and is shown to be a caring and loving, albeit at times absent, mother who truly wishes that her daughter, Martina, will have a better life.
  • Mama Bear: She loves her daughter with all her heart and wants nothing more than to protect her, so she does whatever she can in trying to convince Martina to leave her criminal activities. Alas, this will prove to be too little, too late seeing as Martina is killed by Titi, leaving Paola brokenhearted and swearing revenge against her once lover.
  • Parents as People: Tried to give Martina a better life, which led her to get involved in one La Diabla's schemes, and ended up in jail because of it. She then had to practically abandon her daughter to find work anywhere else, and leave the country to be able to provide for her daughter.

Albeiro's best friend

Tropes found in the sequel

  • I Just Want to Be Special: Cites this as one of the reasons he never revealed to anyone the fact that Catalina the Elder was alive. For once in his life, he wanted to feel like someone that was important enough to be in on such a monumental secret and stop feeling as someone who everyone views as a dummy and a simpleton.
  • Papa Wolf: He may not be the biological father of Adriana, but he's fiercely devoted to her safety.
  • Secret-Keeper: The only one in the group to know that Catalina the Elder was alive, that she changed her name for Virginia Fernandez and that she was working with the DEA.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Catalina the Elder, on her silence, inaction and forcing him to endure the burden of her secret for 20 years.

Catalina's friend, one of the pre-paid girl

Tropes found in the sequel

  • Mama Bear: She, along with Ximena, do their very best in keeping their daughters safe no matter what, because they see them as the only good thing they have in their life.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: In her youth, she may have wanted to be a drug lord's lover to have money but by now she wishes to find a man that will look past her body and is willing to care for her and her daughter. She finally finds this with Jota.
  • Single Mom Stripper: The same as Ximena, working at a strip club and also as a prostitute to try to make enough money for herself and her daughter.

     Ximena by Carolina Sepúlveda

Catalina's friend; in love with Bayron; pre-paid girl

Tropes found in the sequel

  • Mama Bear: She, along with Vanessa, do their very best in keeping their daughters safe no matter what, because they see them as the only good thing they have in their life
  • My Beloved Smother: She always worried about Valentina's wellbeing and safety but this goes up to eleven in the third season after finding out about a curse put on her that would take her daughter's life. After that, she straight up follows Valentina around and is suspicious of every new face around her.
  • Single Mom Stripper: She works with Vanessa in a strip club and also as a prostitute in the same place, seeing as it is the only way she found to make money to support herself and her daughter


     Cardona by Danilo Santos

Titi's boss and partner of Morón; in prison

     Mauricio Contento by Juan Pablo Shuk

Colombian surgeon who implants drugs in augmented breasts

     Marcial Sánchez by César Mora

Catalina's former husband; Yésica's husband

Tropes found in the sequel

  • Big Good: Surprisingly becomes this in the second series, being the one who can go head to head against La Diabla because of the information he has that he can use to take all her money and power away.
  • Driven to Suicide: After Yesica's faked death and Daniela's rejection of him as her dad, he felt he got nothing left to live for, not really interested in getting his riches back, and wanted to reunite with his beloved Catalina in death. Luckily, circumstances conspire to give him a new purpose and decides to stick around to help his surrogate family.
  • Genre Savvy: He knows how to navigate the criminal underground and the ways in which a drug lord would try to create or defend their empires, using it to his advantage to corner La Diabla.
  • Team Dad: Or granddad depending on who you ask. He makes sure that everyone knows the risks in getting involved and helps out however he can, offering advice and encouragement
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Everyone remembers that he was one of the most ruthless drug lords around but his time in prison after the betrayal of his wife, gave him a new perspective on things and while he could still kill in cold blood he channels that rage against la Diabla.
  • Violence is the Only Option: While he is far more of a pacifist than in his earlier years, he knows that in order to survive in a world controlled by drug lords, you need to be ready to do what it takes even if that means killing your enemies.

     Pelambre by Jose Omar Murillo

Henchman of Marcial; in love with Catalina

Tropes found in the sequel

  • Death Seeker: After the death of his beloved Catalina (that he unwittingly took a part in) and the imprisonment of his father figure and boss, he wished for nothing more than death to reunite with her but he couldn't bring himself to pull the trigger and wanted for his death to have some purpose. Enter Catalina the Young and her proposal...
  • Irony: He wished for death mainly because he thought it was the only way to reunite with Catalina and because he thought he could never be able to see Marcial again. Yet, not only does he get to speak with him and ultimately clear the air just when he's about to bite it but, several episodes after Pelambre is buried, we have confirmation that Catalina is actually alive... This guy can't catch a break

     Margot by Martha Isabel Bolaños

"Model" scout who traffics young girls

     Caballo, Orlando, & Jorge 

The three men that raped Catalina.

  • Small Role, Big Impact: Short as their time in the series was, they were the first in a list of many who took advantage of Catalina and even came up with the idea of putting drugs in breast implants for transportation.