Bernadette Romero is a recurring character on Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. She is portrayed by Stephanie Arcila.

She is a member of the Pachucos.


Bernadette has spent some of her life in Los Angeles, as a member of the Pachucos. She's also a mother, raising her daughter Esperanza.

Throughout the SeriesEdit

Season 1Edit

Santa MuerteEdit

Fly Rico and his crew of Pachucos, including Bernadette and Diego hang out in the local record shop. They notice as Mateo confronts a customer who was hooking up with his sister, Josefina in the booth.

Wicked Old WorldEdit

The Pachucos are held up at the The Crimson Cat. Fly Rico introduces them to Mateo Vega. Fly Rico recalls how Mateo stood toe-to-toe with Riley. He asks Mateo what took him so long to show up. Mateo explains that he had to work. Fly Rico tells him that work’s for saps and gringos. Rio then invites Mateo onto the dance floor. Mateo and Rico dance center floor. Fly Rico, Diego, and Bernadette join them. Officer Riley and at least a couple dozen officers enter the Cat. The city has issued a curfew for Mexicans as of ten minutes ago. It’s not until Riley insults them by referring to Rio as an "albino dyke" and Rico and his boys as "pretty faggots," that the scene turns violent. Rio throws the first punch. Diego, Bernadette, and the others fight them off as Rio, Fly Rico, and Mateo escape out the back.

Josefina and the Holy SpiritEdit

Mateo arrives at the Crimson Cat and reveals to Bernadette, Fly Rico, Rio, and Diego that his sister was assaulted by Riley. Rico tells him that situations like this happen all the time. Rio wants to teach him a lesson. Bernadette reveals that Riley keeps little girls down in Sonoratown, puts them on smack, and they’re his bitches. Bernadette knows the one now. Her name is Sofia. She was a good girl before Riley got a hold of her. Mateo approaches Rico and tells him that he will get his revenge on Riley. Diego agrees to help him.

Children of the Royal SunEdit

Bernadette is questioned by Lewis and Tiago as she’s on her way home with her child. They need to track down Fly Rico and hope that she’ll be willing to help. When she tries to brush them off, Tiago becomes aggressive. He confronts Bernadette about living in the county illegally and threatens to have her separated from her daughter and deported, which is too far for comfort for Lewis. So, he takes a gentler approach and asks Bernadette for an address where they can find Fly Rico.

Sing, Sing, SingEdit

Fly Rico, Mateo, Rio, Bernadette, and the Pachucos arrive at the Cat. They dance briefly before noticing his family at the table. Later, she and Fly Rico have drinks.

Day of the DeadEdit

Fly Rico, Rio, and Bernadette get word that Diego was murdered by cops and shares it with the crowd. Fly Rico tries to calm them down, but Rio encourages them to fight back. Fly Rico attempts to control the crowd from rioting. If they try to fight back now, they’ll either end up dead or in a cell. He refuses to be the animals that white people see them as. Fly Rico instead suggests that they walk with him and show the city exactly who they are. Mateo, Rio, and Bernadette follow behind Rico as he leads a crowd of angry citizens into town.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

Bernadette is a young woman with tan skin and dark brown hair and eyes. When she's out with the Pachucos, she dresses in fancy suits and wears her hair up.


Season 1Edit


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