PG | | Biography, Drama, History
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Ken Russell was the first director attached. His first choice to play Eva was Barbra Streisand, who turned him down. His second choice was Liza Minnelli, whom he screen-tested, but her casting was vetoed by lyricist Tim Rice, who wanted Elaine Paige, who had originated the stage role in London. Paige was also Rice's girlfriend.
I already know what cooks, how the dirty city feels and looks. I tasted it last night... didn't I?
During the second shot of the soldiers in the shower during the song "Peron's Latest Flame", the lip movements do not match the words spoken.
In the closing credits: "This story is fictional. Any similarity to the names, characters or history of any person, living or dead, or any actual events is entirely coincidental and unintentional."
ITL 2,273,873,000 (Italy) (27 December 1996)
$50,047,179 (USA) (8 May 1997)
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