Episode Tenure: 001-092
30 to December 5, 1984
Episode Tenure: 192-303
April 26 to October 2, 1985
Episode Tenure: 304-678; 1335-1340
Airdates: November 15, 1985
to March 27, 1987; November 15 to November 22, 1989
Wanda De Jesus
Episode Tenure: 1758-1976
Airdates: July 19, 1991 to May 28,
• Channing Capwell Jr.
• C.C. Capwell
Castillo (married and divorced him in
• Keith Timmons (affair)
• Danny Andrade
• Olivia Andrade (sister)
• Gabriella Andrade
Capwell (son; with Channing
(to Gina) "You're not even good enough
to touch my son, let alone raise him as his mother!"
Brief Character History
Mexican heroine, Santana Andrade was one of Santa Barbara's
original characters. She had started out as a maid for the rich Capwell
family whose beloved son Channing Jr. was murdered in 1979. Now, five
years later, Santana was enraged when Joe
Perkins, the accused killer of Channing, was released from
prison. So angry, in fact, that she pulled a gun on Joe from a
distance. She was quietly halted by Mason
Capwell, Channing's half brother. Mason tried to use this gun
incident against Santana to gain sexual favors for himself, but it didn't
Alone with her mother, Santana admitted that she had an illegitimate
son, who was fathered by Channing and given up at birth at the
insistence of his father, C.C.
Capwell. Determined to find the child, Santana learned that C.C. knew
where the boy was. When he refused to help Santana, she decided to
charm the older man in hopes of learning her son's whereabouts.
Santana and C.C. grew closer and eventually became lovers. They broke
up once Santana learned that young Brandon Demott, who had arrived in
town with his mother Gina, was
in reality her son.
To get close to the child, Santana followed Gina and Brandon to France
and then befriended Gina. Back in Santa Barbara, Santana made
plans to kidnap Brandon but couldn't go through with it. Needless to say,
she fumed when C.C. moved Gina and Brandon into the Capwell
mansion where C.C. could control Santana's visits. For his part,
Mason got closer to Santana's heart by saving Brandon's life during
an earthquake. When Mason learned the truth about Brandon, he tried
to force Santana into marrying him. Santana left town.
Santana returned to Santa Barbara and
instantly got trapped in a tunnel explosion along with Cruz Castillo,
her childhood friend. They were both rescued. Then, Santana decided
to find out who killed Channing. Out of spite, Mason showed her a
video tape containing romantic shots of Channing and his male lover,
Lindsay Smith! Initially devastated that Channing had been gay,
Santana later came to terms with it.
By now, Gina was married to C.C. and aware of Brandon's real parentage.
She didn't want Santana anywhere near Brandon. Still, Santana was
determined to get her son back by proving that Gina was an unfit mother.
To that end, she arranged for C.C. to catch Gina and Mason in bed
together. She then found an unlikely ally in Augusta
Lockridge, who wanted Santana to get custody of Brandon so that
her husband Lionel
(Channing's real father) couldn't bond with the boy.
Santana grew closer to Cruz Castillo, who had
recently lost his true love Eden
Capwell to Kirk Cranston.
Just then, C.C. offered to give Santana custody of Brandon if she
were to marry. To fulfill this demand, Santana became engaged to
Mason. However, Cruz proposed to Santana and convinced her to marry
him instead of Mason. They were wed in Mexico and got custody of
Brandon. The three of them started living in Cruz's beach house. At
the same time, Gina was determined to get Brandon back from Santana.
To prove that her rival was an unfit mother, Gina slipped Santana
addictive drugs in place of Santana's allergy pills. While under the
influence of these drugs, Santana had an affair with sleazy D.A.
Keith Timmons. In addition, she accidentally hit Eden with a car and
left her for dead. Once Santana's involvement in the accident came to
light, her marriage to Cruz ended.
Santana had a brief flirtation with Brick
Wallace. She then disappeared from the canvas without
Santana came to see Brandon, having escaped from
the mental hospital she'd been. She was mentally unstable and
kidnapped Brandon. Ultimately, she agreed to give the boy back to Gina
and was returned to the hospital.
Santana escaped from the mental hospital, only to
be run over by Dr. Grant Jameson, who was running a scam to keep his
patients hospitalized longer than necessary to collect more money
from them. In Santana's subsequent battle against Dr. Jameson, she
was supported by Cruz, Warren
Lockridge and Julia
Wainwright. Jameson was put on trial, which initially made
Santana look bad, but he eventually confessed to trying to kill her.
Finally a free woman, Santana started decorating C.C. Capwell's
mansion. The two became unlikely lovers. The romance was frowned upon
by Santana's mother, Rosa.
Just as C.C. was about to rekindle his
relationship with Sophia,
Santana told him that she was pregnant with his child. C.C. wasn't eager
to become a father again, so Santana almost had an abortion. Resolving
to do the right thing, C.C. proposed to Santana. She accepted. But
during their wedding rehearsal, Santana miscarried the baby, which left
her devastated. To make a new life for herself, she ended her troubled
romance with C.C. and moved to New York City. She was last seen on the
plane, meeting a wonderful man.