First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952. She became a hero in her country for fighting for labor rights and women's suffrage. She became an international pop culture icon after she was the subject of Evita, a 1976 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
After her father left her mother to return to his legitimate family, she and her family were desperately poor.
She founded and headed her nation's first large-scale female political party, the Female Peronist Party.
She married Juan Peron, the President of Argentina, in 1945 after meeting him at a gala in support of victims of an earthquake.