Controversial is certainly a word many would use for Evita. Cherished is another. From poverty to fame, she became the voice of those in the lower class who struggled to be heard. Some say she improperly used her position with Peron to gain power. Others say she found a way to lead at a time when women simply did not.
Maria Eva Ibarguren was born on May 7, 1919 near the village of Lost Toledo’s in the Province of Buenos Aires.