This article is about the 'real' Cristal Flores. You may be looking for Celia Machado.

Cristal Carrington (née Flores, previously Jennings) is a main character on DynastyShe was portrayed by Ana Brenda Contreras in season two and, as of season three, Daniella Alonso.

She became engaged to Blake Carrington after entering into the Carringtons' lives following her dear friend Celia's death, who used Cristal's identity to start a new life and move to America. She later married Blake after he was arrested for murder in order to ensure that she would not be subpoenaed to testify against him.


Early Life

Daughter of Silvio Flores, Cristal grew up in a powerful and wealthy Mexican family that held great influence over her life. She married Mark Jennings, a professional soccer player for one of her family's teams, but after a falling out between Cristal's family and Mark, she was forbidden from being with him any longer. To get the point across, Mark was involved in an accident as well as framed for soccer match fixing, resulting in him being banned from the soccer profession. ("Even Worms Can Procreate")

Cristal left her family behind to work at as a nurse where she met Celia Machado, a woman on the run. Cristal gave Celia her identity in order to start a new life for herself. ("Ship of Vipers") At an unknown point, Cristal moved to the United States and began working at a health and wellness center in Sedona, Arizona. ("Twenty-Three Skidoo")

Season 2

Cristal keeps tabs on Celia Machado following her marriage to billionaire Blake Carrington and subsequent murder. When the public discovers that Celia was using a stolen identity, many women start coming forward claiming to be the "real" Cristal Flores. Cristal's coworker jokes that she should step in and claim the stolen identity, unaware that she is, in fact, the real Cristal. ("Twenty-Three Skidoo")

She later went on to visit the Carrington Manor and was mistaken for a nurse, which allowed her to gain entry at the front gate. Once inside, she met with Blake, and explained that she knew Cristal before her death, then showing a photo of them together, revealing that Cristal Jennings knew Cristal Flores before her death even giving her own identity so that Celia would be able to move to the States when they met in a Mexican Hospital since Cristal thought she was going die at the time. However, she pulled through and lived. After this, she moved to Arizona and got a job at a spa. However, Blake buys the spa forcing Cristal to come back to Atlanta like Blake hoped she would since he wants to start a relationship with her.

Blake and Cristal's budding relationship results in a feud between Cristal and Blake's ex-wife, Alexis, who has been trying to win Blake back. ("Queen of Cups") Despite Alexis' attempts to win Blake back, he proposes marriage to Cristal on Thanksgiving. ("That Witch") Taking notice of Cristal's interest in soccer, Blake purchases a professional soccer team for Cristal as an engagement gift, planning for the two of them to run the team together. ("A Real Instinct for the Jugular")

Cristal later discovers that she's pregnant, but she's unsure who the father of the baby is due to having slept with her ex-husband during the brief time in which she was away from Carrington Manor. She decides to keep this a secret from Blake, who is ecstatic about having another child. ("A Champagne Mood") Thanks to Alexis' meddling, Blake learns that he might not be the father of Cristal's child. This causes a rift in their relationship, and add salt to the wound, Alexis invites Mark Jennings to the manor. ("Filthy Games")

Blake and Mark take a paternity state, Mark being allowed to stay at the manor as they wait for the results to come back, and Cristal struggles with the lingering feelings that she still has for her ex-husband. The paternity results come back and it's confirmed that Blake is the father. Before Mark leaves the manor, however, he goes on one final horseback ride with Cristal. Cristal asks Mark if he thinks she's making the right choice, choosing to be with Blake, but before he can reply, he's shot in the head. Cristal's horse, meanwhile, is startled, and she's dragged across the field. ("Even Worms Can Procreate") Cristal loses the baby and Alexis, the culprit behind Mark's murder and the loss of Cristal's child, comforts her in her time of grief. Alexis frames Blake's hitman, Mac, for the crime, and Cristal assists Blake in killing Mac and covering up his murder. ("Parisian Legend Has It...")

Cristal devotes more of her time to assisting Blake in the development of their co-owned soccer team, The Atlantix. With the help of her brother, Beto, she secures the stadium needed for their team. ("Motherly Overprotectiveness") Cristal's family wants more involvement in The Atlantix, insisting she bring a player of their choosing into her team, but she refuses to allow their corruption to expand into her aspiring business. ("Miserably Ungrateful Men") Cristal's attempts to keep Blake and her father away from one another incidentally puts them at war with one another. She finally invites her father to the manor where Blake and Silvio draw a truce, and they decide to get into business with one another. ("Life Is a Masquerade Party")

Blake and Cristal work together to get gambling legalized in Georgia, knowing it'll bring better business to The Atlantix, but Michael Culhane learns that they achieved this by bribing politicians. ("This Illness of Mine") Culhane gets Blake arrested thanks to a taped confession, and Cristal stands by Blake's side. ("New Lady in Town") Cristal objects to Blake's plan to frame her father for his crime, so she goes to the FBI, seemingly to inform on Blake, but in actuality to help frame Culhane. She succeeds and Culhane is arrested. She and Blake secretly plan to get married, but Fallon crashes the wedding to confront Cristal for her lies and for the two of them framing an innocent man. As this goes down, however, divers discover two bodies in the lake, one of which is Mac's. ("Thicker Than Money", "Deception, Jealousy, and Lies")

Season 3

After Blake is arrested for the murder of Nathan Macintosh, Cristal marries Blake in a private ceremony and assumes control over the Carrington Dynasty in his absence. ("Caution Never Won A War")



  • On September 5, 2018, a new promo picture was posted along with some spoilers for the season. [1]
    • Sallie Patrick, the series' executive producer teased to TVLine that the reboot’s second season finds the Carringtons “rising from the ashes and redefining themselves after some major life changes.” The biggest being the arrival of the real Cristal, played by Ana Brenda Contreras, who has come to clear the air, as some mistruths have been circulating, so she’s coming to set that story straight. However, she’s not going to uncomplicate things.
  • On July 29, 2019, Daniella Alonso was announced as Ana Brenda's replacement for the role of her version of Cristal. [2]
  • On September 4, 2019, TVLine released a first look at Daniella Alonso as the new Cristal Jennings.[3]
    • Josh Reims promises a “seamless transition,” and that she’s being written “a little more real and a little less scary, which is how we were writing Cristal last year.”
    • In regards to how Cristal’s new look would be addressed directly, Reims admits “I had to stop myself. I put in at least three jokes that sort of referenced the third time being the charm.”



  3. Dynasty Season 3: Daniella Alonso Debuts as New Cristal — First Look

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