A harvester who was murdered by a policeman during a workers' strike, for which she became an icon of the Portuguese Communist Party.
She worked in the fields in Alentejo.
Her death became a significant event in the resistance against the Estado Novo regime.
She was the mother of three children. Her 8 month old child was cradled in her arms at the time she was shot.
She was killed by police, as was Fred Hampton.