Cristina Sanchez de Pablos (born February 20, 1972) is famous former bullfighter from Spain. She is better known plainly as Cristina Sánchez. Sánchez was born in Madrid.
Sánchez enjoyed international fame: she was successful at bullrings in Ecuador and Mexico, as well as being one of the most well recognized bullfighters at home. She debuted as a bullfighter in Madrid exactly one week before her twenty-first birthday: On February 13, 1993.
During her career in Spain, she cut a total of 316 bull ears. She retired in 1999, and soon got married, (in 2000) to the Portuguese banderillero Alejandro da Silva.
Sánchez was viewed by many as another example of the feminist movement of the 1990s; bullfighting is typically a male dominated sport, and Sánchez became one of the first prominent females in the sport (or "matadoras"). Her fame even reached the United States, where Maria Celeste Arraras showed an article on her at the Primer Impacto Univision television show.