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  • Ashlie Jensen

    A portrait of Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli. By Sofonisba Anguissola.

  • Erica Wiedemann

    Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda; Princess of Éboli,Countess of Mélito and Duchess of Pastrana. She was considered one of Spain’s greatest beauties, despite having lost an eye in a mock duel with a page when she was young.

  • Carolyn Turner

    A portrait of 16th century Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda. You can read more about her here:

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