Bullfighters

Maribel Atienzar

Maribel Atienzar

Name: Maribel Atienzar Known as: The Baby Bullfighter Nationality: Spaniard (Albacete, Spain) Years Active: 1980s Books: Lyon, Willian B. “Despite Macho Howls, Maribel Atienzar Shows Women Can Handle the Moment of Truth,” from People Magazine, July 24, 1978. Videos: Maribel Atienzar – Torera [Min: 5:43] Synd 8 8 78 Lady Bullfighter Maribel Atienzar Prepares [Min: […]

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Bette Ford

Bette Ford

Name: Bette Ford Full Name: Harriet Elizabeth Dingeldein Dates: June 24, 1937- Career: ex-model and actress Nationality: American Years Active: 1955 Books: Sherwood, Lyn A. 2007. Yankees in the Afternoon: an Illustrated History of American bullfighters. Jefferson, NC: Mcfarland & Co. Websites: Salazar, Fortunato. “La Estocada: Fortunato Salazar Interviews Bette Ford,” from  Guernica, April 1, […]

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Juanita Cruz (Juana Cruz de la Casa)

Juanita Cruz (Juana Cruz de la Casa)

Name: Juana Cruz de la Casa Known as: Juanita Cruz Dates: February 12, 1917 – May 8, 1981 Nationality: Spaniard (Madrid, Spain) First: The first woman to perform professionally in Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring. She is the world’s first matadora. Years Active: 1930s Books: Blaikie, Andrew.2004. The Body: Alternative Bodies. (Volume 5 of The Body: […]

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Cristina Sanchez

Cristina Sanchez

Websites: Davison, Phil. “Woman fights machismo by taking the bull by the horns: Cristina Sanchez has made history as a ‘torero’, writes Phil Davison from Toledo,” from Independent, July 25, 1993. Glauber, Bill. “A woman against the bulls Matador: Cristina Sanchez, the first woman accorded full matador status in Europe, takes on bulls and tradition […]

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Conchita Cintrón

Conchita Cintrón

Books: Hemer, Susan R. & Dundon, Alison. 2016. EMOTIONS, SENSES, SPACES: Ethnographic Engagements And Intersections. [Place of publication not identified]: Univ Of Adelaide Barr Smi. Sherwood, Lyn A. 2007. Yankees in the Afternoon: An Illustrated History of American Bullfighters. Jefferson, NC: Mcfarland & Co. Websites: Conchita Cintrón (1922-) – The Women of Action Network Weber, […]

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