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
Eva Peron never did anything similar to dismantling the Sociedad de Beneficencia and jailing its members. She simply started her own foundation that proved to be more productive than the former organization, which lead to its eventual closure. See more
Referenced in Tootsie