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[[Image::File:Catalina.jpg| ]]
Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
Full Name Catalina
Date of Birth 1967
Place of Birth Mexico
Date of Death [[Error: Invalid time.|2001 (age 34)]][[DOD::2001 (age 34)| ]]
Age at Death
Nationality [[Mexican American|Mexican American]][[Nationality::Mexican American| ]]
Home Cartel Mansion, Cedar Grove
Family Cesar Vialpando (cousin)
Main Affiliations Colombian Cartel
Cesar Vialpando
Carl Johnson
Businesses Drug Dealing
Bank Robberies
Voiced by Cynthia Farrell

Catalina (1967 - 2001) is a character in Grand Theft Auto III (also the main antagonist) and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas of Dominican and Colombian descent and was voiced by Cynthia Farrell. Her last name is unknown, though it might be Vialpando, as her cousin is Varrios Los Aztecas leader Cesar Vialpando.

Character History

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it is revealed Catalina is Cesar Vialpando's cousin living alone on the top of a mountain in Fern Ridge. After Carl Johnson was displaced by C.R.A.S.H. to the Badlands, Cesar introduced him to Catalina.

CJ and Catalina struck up a reluctant partnership and went on a crime spree in the countryside, committing several robberies, including the robbery of the bank in Palomino Creek and the theft of a tanker trailer loaded with fuel from a gas station. Before the third heist, Catalina puts CJ through an extreme form of BDSM (though not explicitly shown), in the process, an unlikely love relationship developed between the two (though CJ was probably only looking to earn some quick cash to get back on his feet). The relationship was a short and turbulent one, and she eventually broke up with CJ and found herself a new boyfriend, Claude, the silent protagonist from Grand Theft Auto III, before leaving the state of San Andreas for Liberty City.

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Catalina and Claude

Catalina appears in GTA III, in which she is a notorious bank robber and Claude's girlfriend in Liberty City. At the start of the game, she betrays Claude during a bank heist and shoots him, leaving him to be captured by the police.

When Claude catches up with Catalina later, she has ascended to a high position in the local Colombian Cartel and is in a romantic relationship with it's leader, Miguel. With the help of the Cartel, Catalina operates the SPANK drug manufacturing and distribution business. As Claude made his way back up working for local crime bosses, he increasingly interfered with the Cartel's interests hoping to get a chance to exact revenge for Catalina's betrayal. He allied himself with the Colombian's rivals - the Yakuza and, at the suggestion of Donald Love, took advantage of the tensions between the two gangs to orchestrate an open gang war between the two, hoping to weaken the Cartel. While on a mission for Love, Claude searched the Cartel occupied construction site for a mysterious package only to run into Catalina and Miguel, who took the package. A standoff ensued, which ended in Catalina shooting Miguel in the back and escaping.

Catalina and Miguel

Claude continued to attack Cartel interests until Catalina killed the Yakuza leader, Asuka Kasen, and took Maria Latore hostage, demanding a $500,000 ransom to be brought to the Cartel headquarters in Cedar Grove. Claude went there and presented the ransom money, but Catalina again went back on her word and ordered her men to kill him. Instead, he overpowered the guard and acquired a weapon as Catalina escaped in a helicopter. Claude pursued her to the nearby Cochrane Dam, where he shot the helicopter down with a rocket launcher, killing Catalina.


Catalina is portrayed as a reckless and extremely aggressive psychotic who turns on even close partners if they cease to be useful to her. In GTA San Andreas, evidence of recent murders, such as a number of recently dug graves, can be found around her cabin on Fern Ridge. Much more of Catalina's psyche is brought to light during her conversations with CJ: She frequently shoots bystanders unprovoked during heists, she makes frequent references to cannibalism and she suffers from a persecution complex, possibly due to cruel treatment by her stepfather as a child.

They had to die because YOU were slow and stupid, like a big fat brat that eats chocolates while his father gives nothing to his step daughter but stale bread!

After Catalina and Claude's departure, Catalina attempts to win CJ back by harrassing him over the phone trying to make him jealous of Claude, but all her efforts fail. It seems that Catalina has a tendency to double cross boyfriends/crime partners. She dumps Carl Johnson for Claude, Claude for Miguel, and then leaves Miguel for dead.

Between GTA San Andreas and GTA III, Catalina is known to have been on the move, committing robberies in multiple states over the length of 9 years. It is suggested that both Claude and Catalina had only temporarily resided in Liberty City after their 1992 journey from San Andreas, before leaving the city to commit more robberies in other states. In 2001, the FBI discovered that both Catalina and Claude may have returned to Liberty City.

Murders Committed by Catalina

  • Miguel - Killed for telling Cartel secrets to Asuka.
  • Asuka Kasen - Killed to kidnap Maria and for disrupting Cartel activities.

GTA San Andreas Mission Appearances

GTA III Mission Appearances