María Eva Duarte de Perón (1919 – 1952) died when she was just 33. She was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and served as the First Lady from 1946. She became a powerful political figure in Argentina with a large support base amongst the poor and working class. She inspired millions with her campaigns to help the poor and give women the right to vote. She is usually referred to by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita.
Eva Perón in Dior. Her most iconic image due to the incongruous image portrayed by the Lloyd-Weber & Rice musical of Evita in full evening dress on the balcony of the Casa Rosada (something Eva would never have actually contemplated).