Eva was an illegitimate child born
into a poor family in Los Toldos,
Argentina. She was never to forget
her humble beginnings.
In 1933 she was given a small part
in a school play and a glimpse of
her future as an Actress. At the age
of 15 she ran away to Buenos Aires
to fulfill this dream.
She was a real-life Cinderella
meeting her Prince Charming,
Colonel Juan Domingo Peron in
January of 1944 and marrying
Eva was very active in Peronís rise
to power and on June 4th, 1946
Juan Peron became President of
Argentina and Eva at the age of 28
was world famous and as the
First Lady, the most powerful woman
Not long after he came to power in 1947,
she got congress to pass a bill giving
Argentinian women the right to vote.
In June of 1947 she made her famous
European Tour stopping at some
of the best Fashion houses of Europe.
Many critics blasted her for
but it was her way of saying to the
people, "I was once like you,
but look at me now,
you too can be like me."
She always remembered her childhood
and the poverty surrounding her as
she grew up.
She felt charity was never the answer
but economic growth was.
She was to start a foundation that
was to earn her the title of
"Patron Saint of the Poor"
and their "Lady of Hope"