Flores was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. Although she was only part Romani, she strongly identified with the Romani culture.She became a famous dancer and singer of Andalusian Romani folklore at a very young age, featuring in films from 1939 to 1987. Her greatest success was in folklore shows with Manolo Caracol, who was her artistic partner until 1951.
Lola Flores died of breast cancer in 1995, aged 72, and was interred in the Cementerio de la Almudena in Madrid. The statue above is of her, erected in her hometown of Jerez de la Frontera.
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