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.

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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.

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23 February 1981 (USA)  »

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Evita Peron: I zoi mou  »

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Robert Mitchum was originally cast as Juan Peron but walked out after having considerable difficulty with Faye Dunaway ordering him around on the set. See more »

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The real Agustin Magaldi died when he was only 39, so he would be only in his mid-thirties when the story takes place. He also toured with his own guitar and never had a back-up band and tacky background dancers. See more »

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Version of Mother (1973) See more »

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Dunaway once again as a hard-as-nails woman
4 September 2000 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

Made for TV movie about the life and death of Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron and her husband Colonel Juan Peron. Dunaway does a fairly good job in the title role, but one can clearly see she overreacts (very similiar to how she does in Mommie Dearest) in many of the important scenes.


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