"Did you hear that? They called me a whore! They actually called me a whore!"
Description: Madonna in the role of Argentina actress turned political figure Eva Duarte de Perón in the motion picture adaptation of the stage musical Evita (1996).
Eva Duarte (aka "Evita") was born in Argentina. Raised poor, she struggled to better her life working as tango singer, model, actress and radio personality.
|Agustin Magaldi:||The city can be paradise for those who have the cash, the class, and the connections for what you need to make a splash. The likes of you get swept up in the morning with the trash. If you were rich or middle class...|
|Eva Perón:||SCREW the middle classes! I will never accept them. My father's other family was middle class, and we were kept out of sight, hidden from view at his funeral.|
Evita championed the cause of Colonel Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce) and when he was elected president of the country, Eva, as First lady used her influence to aid those in need.
"And the money kept rolling out in all directions. To the poor, to the weak, to the destitute of all complexions. Now, cynics claim a little of the cash has gone astray. But that's not the point, my friend. When the money keeps rolling out you don't keep books! You can tell you've done well by the happy grateful looks. Accountants only slow things down, figures get in the way. Never been a lady loved as much as Eva Perón!" - Ché
Many in Argentina loved Evita, but others recognized her humble beginnings and resented a commoner holding such a high position in goverment, that is, they suspected she slept her way to the top ("The greatest social climber since Cinderella!").
"Such a shame she wandered into our enclosure, how unfortunate this person has forced us to be blunt. No, we wouldn't mind seeing her at Harrod's, but behind the jewellery counter, not in front." - Well-to-do People
On one occassion, a voice in a crowd calls Eva a "whore." Shocked, she tells her companion, Prince Fuspoli (John Gower) "Did you hear that? They called me a whore! They actually called me a whore!"
In an attempt to clarify the horrible accusation, the Prince says, “But Segnora Perón, it's an easy mistake. I'm still called an admiral, though I gave up the sea long ago.”