1st Lady of Argentina Eva Peron – The Affectionate Evita

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

María Eva Duarte de Perón (7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) was the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952.

The sparkling lady carved out a career of as a radio and film actress.

Humanitarian (charitable and feminist) Work:

  • Fighting to support and improve labor rights.
  • Run her Eva Peron Foundation.
  • Defended Argentinian women’s right to vote.

 

Eva did a variety of things to help the people of her country. She cemented her ties with the workers by establishing the Social Aid Foundation. Through this charity, scores of hospitals and hundreds of schools were built, nurses trained, and money dispensed to the poor.

 

Legacy:

  • A strong and tough Legendary figure in Argentine Politics.
  • Called as The Spiritual Leader of the Nation.
  • Her loyalty and compassion to Peron and the people of Peron.

 

Since her death, Evita’s life continued to fascinate people around the world.

Her mesmerizing story of being a poor girl who became a prominent political power has been the subject of countless books, films and plays.

 

     ‘Without fanaticism, we cannot accomplish anything.’

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