Santanico Pandemonium, formerly Esmeralda, is a fictional character from the From Dusk till Dawn series. She is the primary Queen Vampire of the "Titty Twister", a strip club/brothel in the middle of a desolate part of Mexico. In the film series, she is portrayed by Salma Hayek and Ara Celi. She is played by Eiza González in the 2014 television series. The name of Santanico is based on the Mexican Nunsploitation film Satánico pandemonium. Although the original film was not very successful at the box office, the film has achieved a cult status because Salma's role as Santanico was generally well received by viewers.