La sonrisa del Diablo
Created byLuisa Xamar
Written byFernanda Villeli
Marcia Yance
Tere Medina
Directed byArturo Ripstein
StarringRebecca Jones
Ernesto Laguardia
Enrique Álvarez Félix
Jorge Vargas
Gabriela Hassel
Marcela Páez
Blanca Sánchez
Opening themeLa sonrisa del diablo by Raúl Martell
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes115
Executive producerErnesto Alonso
CinematographyJesús Acuña Lee
Running time21-22 minutes
(episodes 1-45)
41-44 minutes
(episodes 46-115)
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkEl Canal de las Estrellas
Original releaseFebruary 24 (1992-02-24) –
July 31, 1992 (1992-07-31)
Preceded byAl filo de la muerte (21:00)
Atrapada (21:30)
De frente al sol (19:00)
Followed byDe frente al sol (21:00)
Triángulo (19:00)
Related showsLa sonrisa del Diablo (1970)
Anjo Maldito (1983)

La sonrisa del Diablo (English: The Devil's Smile) is a Mexican telenovela directed by Arturo Ripstein and 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.



Year Award Category Nominee Result
1993 11th 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.