On this day in 1952
I've been obsessed with Eva Peron since I was ten years old. From imaginging myself wrapped in her sumptuous furs and addressing throngs of fans, to losing sleep at night because I feared that her embalmed corpse would come out of the closet to get me, the story of her life continues to inspire and scare me.
So here's a video of Evita addressing the masses in one of her last speeches. Here she recites one of her most famous quotes: "I know that I will leave vestiges of my soul on the path to glory, but my people will raise my name and wave it as a flag of victory."
She died today in 1952 at the age of 33 from cancer.