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Aspiring actress Eva Duarte rises from a minor celebrity to the wife of a powerful Argentine dictator, but her all consuming fiery rage, ambition, and hatred eventually become her downfall.
Did You Know?
's character of Renata Riguel is based on the famous Argentine actress/singer Libertad Lamarque
, who was rumored to have been at war with the real Eva Perón
back when the latter pursued an acting career in the early to mid 1940s. Lamarque later went into self-imposed exile in Mexico after Eva became the First Lady of Argentina in 1945. See more
Juan Peron's regime did not endorse any anti-Semitic riots, nor was Peron himself anti-Semitic. In fact, Eva's foundation sent a substantial amount of money to aid the formation of Israel in 1948, and it was under Peron's regime Argentine Jews were allowed to run for political office and some of his highest ranking cabinet members were Jewish. See more
Referenced in Tootsie