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Lola Flores
Estatua Lola Flores Jerez.jpg
The Lola Flores statue by Víctor Ochoa Sierra located in her quarter (San Miguel) in Jerez de la Frontera
Born
María Dolores Flores Ruiz

(1923-01-21)21 January 1923
Died 16 May 1995(1995-05-16) (aged 72)
Resting place Cementerio de la Almudena, Madrid, Spain
Other names Lola de España
La Faraona
Torbellino de colores
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • businesswoman
  • dancer
Years active 1939–1995
Spouse(s)
  • Antonio González
    (m. 1957; her death 1995)
Partner(s) Manolo Caracol (1943–1951)
Children
Relatives
  • Alba Flores (granddaughter)
  • Elena Furiase (granddaughter)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
Labels
Associated acts

María Dolores Flores Ruiz (21 January 1923 – 16 May 1995) was a Spanish singer, actress, dancer and businesswoman. Popularly known as (La Faraona) since the 1950s, Lola is known for her overwhelming personality onstage. As a bailaora, she enraged several generations of continents, although she distanced herself from flamenco canons. Lola performed more than 35 films, pigeonholed, in many of them, in Andalusian folklore, although she also interpreted rumbas and rancheras.

Born and raised in Jerez de la Frontera, Lola moved to Seville in 1928.

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