Sonsoles Espinosa: World's Most Fashionable First Lady? (PHOTOS, VIDEO, POLL)
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Meet Sonsoles Espinosa, wife of Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The classical singer and Cate Blanchett lookalike creates her singular style by draping fabrics, wearing big statement jewelry, and keep her hair short.
Scroll down to see some of her best ensembles and tell us which is your favorite. Scroll even further down to hear her sing.
WATCH Espinosa perform here, starting at 1:21:
Here's a little biographical information from her Wikipedia entry:
Sonsoles Espinosa Díaz (Ávila, 8 November 1961) is a classical singer and music teacher. She is also the wife of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the President of the Government (Presidente del Gobierno, essentially Prime Minister) of Spain.
She was born in Ávila, the daughter of a military officer, and received a law degree from the Universidad de León. She met Rodríguez Zapatero in León in 1981. They married on 27 Januar 1990 and have two daughters, born 1993 and 1995.
Sonsoles is a soprano and music teacher, and several times she stated she loves singing soft rock music. While living in León, she was a member of the city's prestigious university choir and used to be a music teacher for 7 to 9 graders at one of León's and Spain's most prestigious schools, Colegio Leonés. Since moving to Madrid she has continued to sing, as a substitute member of the chorus at the city's opera house, the Teatro Real, and more recently with the choir of the government-owned broadcasting service RTVE.
In 2003, she gave an interview to the magazine La Razón, where some of her opinions about abortion generated controversy, mainly from right-wing think tank groups. She said abortion should be legal in all countries and that "those who don't understand this are people from the 18th century."