María Eva Duarte was born on May 7, 1919 from a hidden love affair between a farmer from Chivilcoy (province of Buenos Aires) and his maid. When her husband died, Mrs. Duarte opened a family pension in Junín and was determined that her children enter into convenient marriages. Only Evita refused. While she read cinema magazines, she dreamed with another faith: to conquer the capital city and become an actress such as Jean Harlow, the beautiful blond from Hollywood. She wanted glory.
The young woman arrived in Buenos Aires in 1935 and stayed in a pension in La Boca. She dyed her hair blond; went to the theaters and visited producers; she multiplied the tests without finding the part she was looking for: she wasn’t much talented, she didn’t act, she recited.