You couldn't even begin to consider
Gene threw herself into this role like no other. She studied newsreels of Eva Peron to perfect her mannerisms and speech patterns. She read magazine articles and biographies. Everything had to be perfect. The crowning touch was working with her designer on the wardrobe for the film, and that proved to be flawless.In the scene where Eva first meets Peron, Gene is seen in a sweeping ball gown of dark bronze taffeta with a striking black lace overlay. Gene's naturally blonde hair was perfect for this role, and it was swept into the famous chignon style Eva often wore. Around her shoulder was a mink stole, and she wore jewels of jet ebony and diamonds.
Years later, it was told among circles in Hollywood that the singer/actress playing Eva in the nineties film was overheard saying: "I can only hope I can begin to pay justice to Miss Marshall's performance". It was good, but there will never be another Gene Marshall!