SPAIN’S most famous female matador has resurrected her cape and suit of lights to raise money for charity.
Cristina Sanchez, became a household name in the early nineties, daring to go into a ring where no woman had gone before, subsequently triumphing as a fully fledged matador in Madrid in May 1996.
Now, after a 17-year-long break, she has slain her 317th bull, for the benefit of Niño Jesus Hospital, in Madrid, with the funds going towards childhood cancer research.
The 44-year-old fought the bull, gracefully, being honoured with two ears at the end of the fight, as is the tradition.
Cristina, from Madrid, has two teenage sons and a husband, Antonio.