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Evita (1996)

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The hit musical based on the life of Eva Perón (Evita Duarte), a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Domingo Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.


Alan Parker


Tim Rice (book), Alan Parker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Madonna ... Eva Perón
Antonio Banderas ... Ché
Jonathan Pryce ... Juan Perón
Jimmy Nail ... Agustín Magaldi
Victoria Sus Victoria Sus ... Doña Juana
Julian Littman Julian Littman ... Brother Juan
Olga Merediz ... Blanca
Laura Pallas ... Elisa Duarte
Julia Worsley ... Erminda
María Luján Hidalgo María Luján Hidalgo ... Young Eva (as Maria Lujan Hidalgo)
Servando Villamil Servando Villamil ... Cipriano Reyes
Andrea Corr ... Perón's Mistress
Peter Polycarpou ... Domingo Mercante
Gary Brooker Gary Brooker ... Juan Bramuglia
Maite Yerro Maite Yerro ... Julieta (as Mayte Yerro)


High-flying, adored! The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting the infamous real-life story of Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. Written by O.G.

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The Most Anticipated Motion Picture Event of The Year

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, images of violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The Blue Harley Davidson WLA motorcycle that is seen in the funeral scene was restored by Mark Evans on the British television series A Bike Is Born (2002). See more »


After Evita & Juan Peron are married they walk outside the church and there is an army of well wishers and photographers who snap their picture. In real life Evita and Juan were married with the most absolute secrecy with the only guests being Evita's mother and one of Peron's ministers. Certainly no photographs were taken at the event. See more »


Ché: Turn a blind eye, Evita, turn a blind eye...
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Crazy Credits

Following the in credit notice for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, the Hollywood Pictures print logo and the words "A Hollywood Pictures Release" is displayed, although the closing logo is absent. See more »


Featured in The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) See more »


Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Madonna and Antonio Banderas
Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and David Caddick
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User Reviews

A decent musical but that's about it
29 October 2019 | by saraccanSee all my reviews

Not being a really big fan of musicals, I was mostly just curious about the life of this interesting woman and how she obtained the power she had. I can't say it was extremely informative as it was focused more on the production and the musical side. It was probably Madonna's best acting performance though.

Evita is the true story of Eva Peron, who was a small town girl that first became a singer/actress, then the wife of an Argentinian president. She was a divisive person as most people apparently either love or hate her.

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Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$195,085, 29 December 1996

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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