Maria Teresa Lopez was one of the most famous models of Julio Romero de Torres. He lived his entire life denying being the mistress of the painter, who began to pose when he was still a child. The star of ‘ The little girl piconera ” daughter of a couple who immigrated to Cordoba Argentina , back when she was seven years old. They lived near the residence of Romero de Torres , who soon felt attracted to her slender figure , her large eyes and black hair . The image of Maria Teresa Lopez as ” La petite piconera ” illustrated the hundred pesetas between 1953 and 1978. He died in 2003 at age 89 .