No-one dares to cross Maria Cristerna, dubbed The Vampire Lady.
The 35-year-old who grew up in a deeply religious family is covered head-to-toe in tattoos, had dental work so she appeares to have fangs and has even had titanium horns inserted into her head.
People used to walk on the other side of the road when they saw her coming.
But the former lawyer turned video jockey has said she has always been different.
Miss Cristerna grew up and still lives in Guadalajara, Mexico, one of the most notorious ghetto neighbours in the country where violent gang culture is rife.
She also endured many years of domestic abuse.
But that has not stopped Miss Cristerna being the person she wants to be.
Despite her striking looks, the mother-of-four gives talks on domestic violence to women who have suffered the same ordeal as her in the city.