20 Facts About Eva Peron

1. Eva Peron married Juan Eva Peron, the President of Argentina, in 1945 after meeting him at a gala in support of victims of an earthquake.

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2. Eva Peron gave "exhaustion" as the official reason for not going on to Britain.

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3. Eva Peron is usually referred to as Eva Peron, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita.

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4. Eva Peron met Colonel Juan Eva Peron 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.

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5. Eva Peron met Colonel Juan Eva Peron in Buenos Aires on January 22, 1944, during a charity event at the Luna Park Stadium to benefit the victims of an earthquake in San Juan, Argentina.

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6. Eva Peron got involved with some men who helped her to gain some modelling deals.

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7. In 1934, Eva Peron left for Buenos Aires at age fifteen after making her acting debut to pursue her dreams.

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

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

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10. Eva Peron broke gender barriers in Argentina by campaigning with her husband, who won Argentina's 1946 presidential election.

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

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12. Eva Peron met Juan Eva Peron in 1944 and her life changed dramatically.

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13. Eva Peron campaigned heavily for her husband during his 1946 presidential bid.

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14. Eva Peron referred to the day she met her future husband as her "marvelous day".

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

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16. In 1942, Eva Peron 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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17. In 1936, Eva Peron toured nationally with a theater company, worked as a model, and was cast in a few B-grade movie melodramas.

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18. In 1934, at the age of 15, Eva Peron 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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19. Eva Peron spent her childhood in Junin, Buenos Aires province.

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20. Eva Peron has become a part of international popular culture, most famously as the subject of the musical Evita.

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