Sintra, 42 cm tall, was made in the 1970s by the Berjusa company. Sintra's body is very similar to that of Nancy, the beautiful and famous fashion doll created by Famosa. They can share clothes. Sintra could be labelled a Nancy clone, but without the negative connotation. She has lovely outfits, is made of high quality materials and her face is unique.
My Sintra doll wears an original dress. The slippers are not hers. She has a faint grey spot on her left cheek. I tried to wash it off to no avail. I showed it to a fellow collector and she suspects it's some kind of mould. I'll try to remove it with benzoyl peroxide.
Daypa offered doll sets for which they used Nancy, Leslie (Nancy's little sister), Sintra and other dolls.
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The Sintra mould is still used by Folk Artesania, a company that makes dolls dressed in national costumes. This is a link to a catalogue on their website with a picture of Sintra in a flamenco dress.