1944 promotional poster
Conchita Cintrón & Horse by Henry Clarke
Vogue, September 1968
Image of Conchita Cintrón by Henry Clarke, 1968.
Taking a bow after dispatching her first 700-pound bull, Tijuana, Mexico, 1941.
La Diosa Rubia in action, 1945.
The bullfighter Conchita Cintrón (b.1922) was known as, La Diosa Rubia, the Blonde Goddess. The half-American, Peruvian raised Cintrón was one of the most famous and respected bullfighters of the 1930s and '40s. A professional rejoneadora, a horse-riding bullfighter, only because it was illegal for a woman to make a kill on foot.
Her final standoff in the ring came in 1949. In September 1951 Conchita Cintrón married Francisco Castelo Branco, the nephew of her trainer.They settled in Portugal, where she raised six children and established the Al-Gharb Kennels.
Goddess of the Bullring: The Story of Conchita Cintrón, the World’s Greatest Matador by Lola Verrill Cintrón (Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1960)
Memoirs of a Bullfighter by Conchita Cintrón (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1968)
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