It is 1952 and Eva Peron is dead. Deeply shocked, Argentina mourns the premature death of this country girl whose meteoric rise to defender of the poor has changed the nation's history in a few short years.
Eva Duarte was born the illegitimate daughter of a penniless farmer in a small town west of Buenos Aires. Eva succeeds against great odds -- becoming a radio and film actress and a fixture of Buenos Aires society.
When her rising politician husband is elected President, she becomes even more politically powerful and simultaneously loved and hated women in Argentina.