Eva Peron-Duarte Biography

María Eva Duarte de Perón was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is usually referred to as Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita.

She was born in the village of Los Toldos in The Pampas, rural Argentina in 1919, the youngest of five children. At 15 in 1934, she moved to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires to pursue a career as a stage, radio, and film actress. She met Colonel Juan Perón there on 22 January 1944 during a charity event at the Luna Park Stadium to benefit the victims of an earthquake in San Juan, Argentina. The two were married the following year. Juan Perón was elected President of Argentina in 1946; during the next 6 years, Eva Perón became powerful within the pro-Peronist trade unions, primarily for speaking on behalf of labor rights. She also ran the Ministries of Labor and Health, founded and ran the charitable Eva Perón Foundation, championed women's suffrage in Argentina, and founded and ran the nation's first large-scale female political party, the Female Peronist Party. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Eva Peron-Duarte
Nationality:
Argentina
Profession:
Politician, Actor
Ethnicity:
Basques, White Latin American, Argentines
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
May 7, 1919
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
July 26, 1952
Age at Death:
33
Cause of Death:
Cancer, Cervical cancer
Marriages
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