Chronicles the life of Argentina's best-loved citizen, Eva Peron, known as "Evita." Born in 1919, Maria Eva Duarte became a famous radio actress at 23, met and married Juan Peron, and eventually became first lady of Argentina. Chronicles how she worked to improve the lives of the working-class poor, to speak for women's rights, and to bring about social reform. Seen by many to be energetic, beautiful, persuasive, and driven, Evita died of cancer in 1952. She was 33.