Eva Perón

Actress and First Lady of Argentina
Born May 17, 1919

María Eva Duarte de Perón was the second wife of President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita. She was born in the village of Los Toldos in rural Argentina in 1919, the fourth of five children.… Read More

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1919 Birth Her baptismal certificate, however, lists the date of birth as 7 May 1919 under the name Eva María Ibarguren.
1922 3 Years Old Eva's autobiography, La Razón de mi Vida, contains no dates or references to childhood occurrences, and does not list the location of her birth or her name at birth. According to Junín's civil registry, a birth certificate shows that one María Eva Duarte was born on 7 May 1922.


1933 14 Years Old …  Eva's love of acting was reinforced when, in October 1933, she played a small role in a school play called Arriba estudiantes (Students Arise), which Barnes describes as "an emotional, patriotic, flag-waving melodrama." … Read More
1934 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In her autobiography, she explained that all the people from her own town who had been to the big cities described them as "marvelous places, where nothing was given but wealth". In 1934, at the age of 15, Eva escaped her poverty-stricken village when, according to popular myth, she ran off with a young musician to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires. … Read More
1935 16 Years Old On 28 March 1935, she had her professional debut in the play Mrs. Perez (la Señora de Pérez), at the Comedias Theater.
1936 17 Years Old In 1936, Eva toured nationally with a theater company, worked as a model, and was cast in a few B-grade movie melodramas.


1942 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1942, Eva experienced some economic stability when a company called Candilejas (sponsored by a soap manufacturer) 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. … Read More
1944 25 Years Old It was at this gala, on 22 January 1944, that Eva Duarte first met Colonel Juan Perón. … Read More
It is thought that in 1945 the adult Eva Perón created a forgery of her birth certificate for her marriage. … Read More
…  Juan Perón was elected President of Argentina in 1946; during the next 6 years, Eva Perón became powerful within the pro-Peronist trade unions, primarily for speaking on behalf of labor rights. … Read More
1947 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1947, Eva embarked on a much-publicized "Rainbow Tour" of Europe, meeting with numerous dignitaries and heads of state, such as Francisco Franco and Pope Pius XII. … Read More
1948 29 Years Old …  The Fundación María Eva Duarte de Perón was created on 8 July 1948. … Read More


In 1951, Eva Perón announced her candidacy for the Peronist nomination for the office of Vice President of Argentina, receiving great support from the Peronist political base, low-income and working-class Argentines who were referred to as descamisados or "shirtless ones". … Read More
On 4 June 1952, Evita rode with Juan Perón in a parade through Buenos Aires in celebration of his re-election as President of Argentina. … Read More
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