I know this seems less sexy than it could have been, but I actually really like her independence. It makes the fact that Eva succeeded seem even more impressive. She didn’t just ride some tango singer’s coat tails to Buenos Aires; she made it on her own. At age 16 she landed her first role in a play called The Perez Mistresses. She quickly found parts in other plays, movies and radio specials. How did she pull it off? Scandalous Women writes:
“She began to spend her time hanging around the office of Sintonia, the movie magazine that she had read as a child, making friends of the writers to acquire favorable mentions in the pages. She also began to act on radio in soap operas, which were as popular in South America as they were in the United States. After a few years, Eva was able to form her own company with the help of her brother Juan, who had contacts with one of the major soap companies. He convinced them to sponsor all her programs.”
So, by being really plucky, basically. And by palling around with journalists, which, for the record, if you are an aspiring dictator is totally a thing you should do. Come to the office. Please bring wine.