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Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda was an outrageously wealthy Spanish aristocrat, born on 29 June 1540. She was considered one of the greatest beauties of her day in Europe, even though she lost an eye in a sword fight with one of her father's young pages. Perhaps the eyepatch made her more intriguing. She married at the age of 12 to Ruy Gómez de Silva, Prince of Eboli.
Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda Was a spanish aristocrat during the XVI century. She was one of the most talented women of her time, and even though she lost an eye during a fencing practice, she was considered one of the most beautiful ladies in the spanish court. Her haughty character and her love for luxury became her best presentation etiquette. (Copied and pasted from original source~)
Isabel de Borbón y Médicis, Reina de España y Portugal, vistiendo una saya con mangas de punta de terciopelo labrado en seda bicolor, con decoración ordenada a modo de red con motivos vegetales y roleos, que se complementa con una aplicación de pasamanería con hilos metálicos, piedras y perlas. Luce el rico joyel de los Austrias. Un enorme cuello de lechuguilla de encaje de Bruselas enmarca su rostro. Apoya su mano izquierda en la cadera y un abanico sobre la pierna derecha.
1660s Ines de Zuniga, condesa de Monterrey by Juan Carreno de Miranda (Fundacion Lazaro Galdiano - Madrid Spain) courtesy of Ana Žnj