Do you remember Miriam Gros?

In the summer of 1959, the secretary of the Grupo de Criadores de Lidia of the Sindicato Nacional de Ganaderia, D. Manuel Garcia Aleas, commented that:

"last Sunday an English girl, Miriam Gros, was here. She always turns up. She even has a carnet (ID) from the Montepio de Toreros. An amazing case of aficion. She spends all the time training here in the Casa de Campo. She thinks women will be able to fight on foot. Imagine that!" 
Extract from Ivan Moseley article "Bullfights at the end of the World", Divisa 228

So, we repeat, does anyone remember aficionada practica Miriam Gros?

Since this article was first publisehd we have lear
n other facts about Miriam's life, adding into the opinion that this was not an ordinary woman.

"El Ruedo" n 657, 24th Janueary 1957. Acknowledgement of a complaint letter sent by Señorita Miriam Gros in relation to an earlier editorial about "Women in the bullring". Funny is the final reference to Miriam´s apology for her poor Spanish.

"EL Ruedo" n 792, August 27th 1959, Miriam Gros pictured below holding a capa,  at an eventfull capea party organized by Peña Taurina "El Litri" in Socuellamos:


Printed programme The Tauromaquia Show directed by Miriam Gros (Music and enterteiment show) image taken from

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