Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

• Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Maria Eva Duarte Perón, or Evita, just as lovingly called her Argentines, became known to the whole world after the screens in 1996 Hollywood film with Madonna in the lead role. But in Latin America, this woman became a national idol long before that. Lived only 33 years, Evita managed to win not only the heart of Argentina's president, but also the love of millions of its inhabitants. Although his success it was, as they say, curved paths.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Eva Peron and Madonna has embodied its image on the screen

Eva Maria Duarte was born in a village 300 kilometers from Buenos Aires. She was an illegitimate child of the farmer Juan Duarte, his youngest daughter he never acknowledged. In 15 years, Eva fled to Buenos Aires with a visiting singer. Thus began the story of the conquest of its capital.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Madonna in the film Evita * * 1996

She dreamed of a career actress, although did not have any extraordinary abilities or perfect external data. About her early years in the capital, there were various rumors - including the fact that she had to sell her body.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Eva 15 and 20 years

For a while, Eva worked as a model and waitress acted for erotic postcards and small roles in films and was a kept rich lovers. One of them gave Eva on the radio that brought her first popularity.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Eva Duarte

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

The Colonel Peron and Eva Duarte

1943 was a turning point for women, and for the whole of Argentina: there was a military coup, and came to power Juan Domingo Peron. First he got a post in the Secretariat of Labor and later as vice president. Soon after the meeting took place, which had long dreamed of Eva. At a charity evening she went to Juan Peron and spoke only one sentence: "Thank you, Colonel, for the fact that you exist." On the same night, Eva became his mistress, and never parted with him for ever.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Eva in 1934 and 1939

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Argentine President Juan Peron and Evita Duarte

Thanks to Eva Peron won the main role in the movie, her 5-minute broadcast on the radio was the 15-minute, and fees have increased several times. Eva followed Colonel everywhere, appeared with him at meetings and union meetings. She has managed to become indispensable to him not only in his personal life, but also in social activities.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Evita Peron

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Evita on posters and covers

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

The Colonel Peron and Eva Duarte

In 1945, there was another military coup. Peron was arrested, Evita was fired from his job. It was at this time, she received a letter from the colonel: "Only now do I realize how much I love you. As soon as I find myself in freedom, we get married. " And he kept his word - in the same year they were married.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

The Colonel Peron and Eva Duarte

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Evita Peron

After the liberation of Perón announced his candidacy for the presidency of Argentina. Evita was actively involved in his campaign. The people loved her very much - a simple girl, the daughter of the dishwasher and cattleman, was able to rise to the level of the First Lady. In addition, it is ably supported by the image of the ideal woman, the guardian of family and national values. Peron won the presidential election, but Evita win even more - the love and admiration of Argentines.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Evita Peron

First Lady toured the country, taking hundreds of visitors. Its main business was the care of the poor, thanks to her several laws to facilitate working conditions, after a personal appeal to the parliament gave women the right to vote had been taken. Her charitable foundation has helped hundreds of poor people on the fund Evita opened kindergartens, hospitals, orphanages and libraries. She handed out 2,500 homes and apartments, 3,500 scholarships annually sent out more than a million parcels with presents. Argentinians adored her. The people Evita called "the poor princess", "carrying forward", "holy Evita", "chairwoman of the spiritual nation."

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Argentine President Juan Peron and Evita Duarte

At the same time, from the first lady battered Argentine aristocrats immediately dislikes her. It nationalized the newspapers and radio stations, the opposition Peron and factories that do not want to work with her foundation, laying off all those who defied it.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Evita Peron

Evita soon began to notice that gets tired quickly, losing weight and getting weaker. Doctors diagnosed her cancer. At age 33, the favorite of the nation suddenly died. "Do not cry for me, Argentina, I'm leaving, but I leave you the most precious thing I have, - Peron", - she said goodbye.

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Madonna in the film Evita * * 1996

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

A still from the movie Evita * * 1996

Evita Peron: Kept by a dark past before the first lady of Argentina

Madonna in the film Evita * * 1996

Buenos Aires. Portrait of Evita Peron installed on the building of the Ministry of Social Protection and Development