EROS ET VANITES: CARMEN AMAYA Carmen Amaya 1913-1963. Born in the slums of Barcelona. In 1929, she made her debut in Paris.  She was invited to dance, to the White House, on two occasions.

Carmen Amaya - Carmen Amaya was a flamenco dancer and singer, of Romani origin, born in the Somorrostro slum of Barcelona, Spain, Vila Olímpica nowadays. She has been called "the greatest Spanish gypsy dancer of her generation

Born, in abject poverty, Carmen Amaya started to dance at the age of four on the streets of her native Barcelona, accompanied by her father playing the guitar. By the time she was 23 she had become a star of Spanish cinema and soon after, the darling of Hollywood and Broadway.

Carmen Amaya - Queen of the Gypsies - flamenco dancer, singer, awesome lady

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Spanish Flamenco Dancer Carmen Amaya Performing

Carmen Amaya (1913-1963) ~ born in Barcelona ~ 'the most extraordinary personality of all time on flamenco dance'!

Carmen Amaya ~ born in Barcelona ~ 'the most extraordinary personality of all time on flamenco dance'!

Carmen Amaya´s hands by Juan Gyenes.

Carmen Amaya´s ( flamenco dancer and singer) hands by Juan Gyenes.

Carmen Amaya, Queen of the GypsiesCarmen Amaya (1913–1963) was a Romani dancer who performed around the world and had a huge impact on the art of flamenco. During her lifetime she was called the greatest of dancers, and Queen of the Gypsies.

Gypsy: Carmen Amaya - Queen of the Gypsies, was a Romani dancer who performed around the world and had a huge impact on the art of flamenco. During her lifetime, she was called the greatest of dancers, and Queen of the Gypsies.

Dancer Carmen Amaya. Photo via Festival de Flamenco Carmen Amaya.

Carmen Amaya "Queen of Gypsies", considered by many to be one of the greatest flamenco dancers who ever lived. “Carmen Amaya is hail against a windowpane, a swallow's cry, a black cigar.

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