Famous Women Bullfighters
Since antiquity women have been fighting bulls. The custom
has been restored by rejoneadores and matadors in advanced
Bullfighter Lupita Lopez in Mexico
The distinction between rejoneadores and matadors is, that
the previous battle and murder the bulls riding on horseback,
inasmuch as the matadors accompany the male illustration and
test the bulls by walking.
Bull Games in Knossos
Really, the name "amusement" is not exactly right.
Bull jumping or bull gymnastic performers might be more proper.
The castle of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete shows one
of the soonest examples of bull jumping.
It dates from the Middle Bronze Age and speaks to some piece
of a service performed in association with old ceremonies
of bull entertainment. Men and women indistinguishable, surged
towards the charging bull, snatched it by its horns and vaulted
In spite of the fact that Romans additionally had numerous
scenes and functions including bulls, no female "matadors"
have been delineated.
Restoration of Female Bull Fighters
The twentieth century saw the manifestation of a few female
matadors, dominatingly on horseback.
Greatly respected and worshipped, Conchita Citron was the
first to break into the male ruled blood sport. Known as "The
Blonde Goddess", this girl of an American mother and
South American father, was conceived in Peru and began her
bull fighting profession at the young age of 13. She passed
on at age 86 in February of 2008 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Conchita made her foray into bullfighting in 1937 in Lima,
Peru's grand arena, having trained underneath a Portuguese
coach to battle on horseback. Her career included nearly 400
battles in South America and in Spain and Portugal until resigning
She wasn't saved genuine harm either and on one event, however
gravely hit in the thigh by a bull's horn, come back from
the clinic to slaughter the brute before blacking out. She
outperformed as a rejoneadora, as well as battled by walking.
Bette Ford (not to be confused with the former First Lady
Betty Ford), whose birth name is Harriet Elizabeth Dingledein,
has a surprising vocation behind her. Born and raised Pennsylvania,
she turned into a model and on-screen character actor before
a trek to Colombia transformed her life. She fell head over
heels in love with the discipline of bullfighting, which prompt
a complete "cambio de tercia", to utilize a technical
term, which depicts the way a capa or maleta unexpectedly
changes hands to confound the bull.
She moved to and prepared her skills in Mexico and was the
first American lady ever to have staged a bullfight in the
Plaza Mexico. Known as Bette "Guts" Ford, she achieved
an outstanding profession as matador and when she finally
gave up her sport she was ranked in the top 10. Her accomplishments
as a bullfighter and an embodiment of boldness are recognized
in the Mckeesport Heritage Museum and the Harrisburg State
Since resigning from bull fighting, Bette Ford has been a
successful actress on stage, TV and in the motion pictures.
Born in Spain, Cristina Sanchez, turned into the most celebrated
female matadors of current history. She battled bulls while
afoot and, in her prime, cut over 300 ears. After the bull
has been executed by the bullfighter, the onlookers, in the
event that they discover they have seen an extraordinary battle,
wave white hankies to demonstrate to the President that an
ear ought to be sliced off and provided for the torero.
Her popularity and abilities reached far past the outskirts
of Spain to South America. Cristina Sanchez was commended
by the feminists of the 1990s for having broken the good ole
boys club of bullfighting.
To recap, several famous women bullfighters have etched themselves
into the history books for bravery, skill and dedication for
all to acknowledge.