Eva Peron – born May 7, 1919

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We feature the lives of many women in May, as we celebrate Mother’s Day in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. It is fitting to remember some of the women who rose to great heights in their lifetime, giving us all inspiration, encourage and belief. We too can make a difference to our own lives. We may not achieve a famous status, however, we are all ‘famous’ and loved by those around us. Many of these women we know and love, were not mothers themselves, but technically, ‘mothers to many!’

One such woman was the amazing EVA PERON. Born on May 7, 1919, Eva started out life in poor circumstances, however, she became an established actress and much more, due to hard work and sheer determination.

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What can you find out about this incredible woman?

QUESTIONS:

  • What part of Argentina was Eva born in?
  • What was the name of the first theatre performence she acted in?
  • As an actress, Eva played some famous women – name two of them.
  • Who did she marry?
  • What influenced Eva Peron to go into politics?
  • What was the name of the political party formed by Eva?
  • What was the name of the musical that celebrated her life?

Eva applied the same tenacity to her political endeavours and was instrumental in women being given the right to vote.  She led an amazing life as an entertainer and a politician and is remembered as one of the most influential figures in Argentina’s history.  Her trailblazing work encouraged women to be treated as equals and raised awareness of the poverty problems, in her own country and throughout the world.

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Find out more about Eva’s career and life story and meet other famous and inspiring people  in Amazing Careers.

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