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".
- 1945-10-22 Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón (50) weds actress Eva Perón (26) at a civil ceremony in Junin
- 1951-04-04 Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires