Cristina Sánchez de Pablos (born February 20, 1972 in MadridSpain) was one of the first female bullfighters to gain prominence.


 [hide*1 Career


Sanchez enjoyed international fame. She was successful at bullrings in Ecuador and Mexico and is one of the most well-recognized bullfighters at home. She debuted as a bullfighter in Madrid on February 13, 1993.

During her career in Spain, she cut a total of 316 bull ears. She retired in 1999 and got married in 2000 to the Portuguese banderillero Alexandre da Silva.

Sánchez was considered by many to be a representative of the feminist movement of the 1990s, as bullfighting is typically a male-dominated activity. Her fame even reached the United States, where Maria Celeste Arraras presented an article about her on Primer Impacto, the Univision TV show.

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