14 Facts About Eva Duarte

1. Eva Duarte took the first step to her aspirations when she played a small role in Arriba Estudiante in October 1933.

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2. Eva Duarte expressed her interest in contesting on the ticket of Peronist for the Vice Presidential slot in 1951.

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3. Eva Duarte developed an intimate relationship with the widowed Peron, who was beginning to organize the Argentine workers in support of his own bid for the presidency.

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4. Eva Duarte developed an intimate relationship with the widowed Peron, who was beginning to organize the Argentine workers in support of his own bid for the presidency.

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5. Eva Duarte was largely responsible for the passage of the woman suffrage law and formed the Peronista Feminist Party in 1949.

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6. Eva Duarte was born in the small town of Los Toldos on the Argentine Pampas.

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7. Eva Duarte campaigned heavily for her husband during his 1946 presidential bid.

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8. At the time of Peron's imprisonment, Eva Duarte was still merely an actress.

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9. When she spoke, Eva Duarte spoke in ordinary language as a regular woman who wanted listeners to believe what she herself believed about Juan Peron.

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10. Eva Duarte referred to the day she met her future husband as her "marvelous day".

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11. The next year Eva Duarte began her career in politics, as one of the founders of the Argentine Radio Syndicate.

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12. In 1942, Eva Duarte experienced some economic stability when a company called Candilejas hired her for a daily role in one of their radio dramas called Muy bien, which aired on Radio El Mundo (World Radio), the most important radio station in the country at that time.

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13. In 1936, Eva Duarte toured nationally with a theater company, worked as a model, and was cast in a few B-grade movie melodramas.

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14. In 1934, at the age of 15, Eva Duarte escaped her poverty-stricken village when she ran off with a young musician to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires.

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