La sonrisa del Diablo

This article is about the 1970 telenovela. For the list of productions of the same name, see La sonrisa del Diablo (1970 telenovela).
La sonrisa del Diablo
Genre Telenovela
Created by Luisa Xamar
Written by Fernanda Villeli
Marcia Yance
Tere Medina
Directed by Arturo Ripstein
Starring Rebecca Jones
Ernesto Laguardia
Enrique Álvarez Félix
Jorge Vargas
Gabriela Hassel
Marcela Páez
Blanca Sánchez
Opening theme La sonrisa del diablo by Raúl Martell
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 115
Executive producer(s) Ernesto Alonso
Cinematography Jesús Acuña Lee
Running time 21-22 minutes
(episodes 1-45)
41-44 minutes
(episodes 46-115)
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Original release February 24 – July 31, 1992
Preceded by Al filo de la muerte (21:00)
Atrapada (21:30)
De frente al sol (19:00)
Followed by De frente al sol (21:00)
Triángulo (19:00)
Related shows La sonrisa del Diablo (1970)
Anjo Maldito (1983)

La sonrisa del Diablo (English title: The Devil's Smile) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Ernesto Alonso for Televisa in 1992.[1][2]

Rebecca Jones starred as antagonistic protagonist, while Ernesto Laguardia, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Jorge Vargas, Gabriela Hassel, Marcela Páez and Blanca Sánchez starred as stellar performances.


Deborah San Román is an attractive and ambitious young woman who knows right and wrong and will stop at nothing, not even to crime, to accomplish her purposes. Young men need to feel admiration confident, but when you get bored of your love in turn, does not hesitate to break up with him and planting a path of destruction, suicide, moral and economic misery.

She has never loved anyone but the time comes when you are passionate about Rafael Galicia, a young man so unscrupulous as her. Rafael owns famous antique shop, which used both as a screen to sell stolen goods and contraband anything to give your brother, invalid as a result of a crash he caused, economic security, health care and education.

During one of the frequent trips to the border Rafael, Deborah met Salvador Esparza, the man who is in love with her sister Laura. Salvador is a rich widow, whom Deborah easily entangles with its charms, but the children of Salvador, Beto and Patricia, hate it from the start, and even more when her father marries sense that it is after his fortune.

Laura, desolate, tries to return to his village, but he suffers an accident as a result of which he loses his memory, and during this phase enters a world previously unknown to her. When Rafael returns Deborah proposes to sustain their relationships, but now secretly since has become a married woman.

Meanwhile, Salvador begin to discover the machinations and deceptions of Deborah, which by their negative characteristics, will prejudicando and betraying all those around her, but probably love and honesty to achieve defeat.


  • Rebecca Jones as Deborah San Román
  • Ernesto Laguardia as Rafael Galicia
  • Enrique Álvarez Félix as Salvador Esparza
  • Jorge Vargas as Carlos Uribe
  • Gabriela Hassel as Marilí Uribe
  • Marcela Páez as Laura San Román
  • Blanca Sánchez as Martha Esparza
  • Ramón Abascal as Beto Esparza
  • Katia del Río as Patricia Esparza
  • Emilia Carranza as Antonia Esparza
  • Jaime Garza as Víctor
  • Elena Silva as Beatriz Gorozpe
  • Gilberto Román as Roberto Hiniestra
  • Miguel Ángel Negrete as Federico Espino
  • Marco Hernán as Ramón Durán
  • Mauricio Bonet as Junior Rodríguez
  • Isaura Espinoza as Leonor
  • César Castro as Ingeniero Salgado
  • Yolanda Ciani as Casandra Adler
  • Rosario Gálvez as Lena San Román
  • Anel as Perla
  • Adriana Parra as Rocío
  • Gerardo Hemmer as Genaro Galicia
  • Ismael Larumbe as Torritos
  • Aurora Cortés as Enedina
  • Juan Carlos Serrán as Poncho
  • Rosario Zuñiga as Connie
  • Alejandro Camacho as Mr. Morelli (special appearance)


Year Award Category Nominee Result
199311th TVyNovelas Awards Best Antagonist Actress Rebecca Jones Nominated
Best Leading Actress Blanca Sánchez
Best Leading Actor Enrique Álvarez Félix


  1. "La sonrisa del Diablo" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  2. Angélica Rivera (May 21, 2014). "Rebecca Jones y sus escenas más candentes" (in Spanish). El Gráfico. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
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