Eva Perón

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón Full Name: Eva Perón [María Eva Duarte de Perón]
Nationality: Argentine

Profession: First Lady of Argentina
Why Famous: Wife of Argentine President Juan Perón, Evita became a force within the Argentine Peronist movement often eclipsing her husband in popularity.

Later she ran the Ministries of Labor and Health, founded and ran the charitable Eva Perón Foundation and championed women's suffrage in Argentina.

For these efforts Evita was given the official title of "Spiritual Leader of the Nation" by the Argentine Congress and is still remembered fondly by many Argentines.

She has become a part of popular culture, most famously as the subject of the musical "Evita".

Born: May 7, 1919
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina

Died: July 26, 1952 (aged 33)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1945-10-22 Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón (50) weds actress Eva Perón (26) on a civil ceremony in Junin

Historical Events in the Life of Eva Perón

  • 1951-04-04 Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires