I don’t think she could have started out that way. Eva was born in 1912. She was the daughter of a school teacher and a seamstress. Her parents briefly divorced, but later remarried, and were known to spoil their daughters, perhaps because they felt guilty about that whole “divorce” time. As far as I can tell, they were not mass murderers who sewed a gypsy inside a horse (I’m looking at you, Elizabeth Bathory) so I’m disinclined to believe that Eva’s attraction to Hitler could have been a result of childhood teachings.
She had two sisters, Isle and Margarete, all of whom attended Catholic school. She wasn’t a very good student. However, she was known to have a cheerful disposition and she was good at athletics. She liked nice clothes and make-up. She coaxed friends into doing schoolwork for her. I see her not as a cheerleader, but one of those semi-popular, universally liked girls who are blonde and on the lacrosse team. You know, like this:
Read into this what you will about the final season of Gossip Girl. In reality, I think she was into gymnastics, but that’s a less commonly acknowledged high school stereotype. You can see a picture of her balancing on the beam, her arms held victoriously high here:
She was also known to be an excellent dancer. When she was 16, her parents became worried that she was too boy crazy.