Isabel Pantoja is a popular contemporary Spanish singer. She is of Romani (Gypsy) origin, born in the Triana district of Seville, Spain. She has released more than a dozen albums throughout a career spanning many decades, and is known for her distinctive Andalusian style.
She was born into a family of musicians. Both her father and her grandfather were singers.
Her husband, the bullfighter Francisco Rivera Pérez, known professionally as “Paquirri”, died in the bullring on 26 September 1984, at the horns of the now infamous bull Avispado in Pozoblanco, Córdoba. She has a son with Paquirri named Francisco Rivera Pantoja.