Isabel Martinez de Peron
Argentine Justicialist Party politicians
Argentines of Spanish descent
Presidents of Argentina
Spouses of the Presidents of Argentina
Vice-Presidents of Argentina
Recipients of Argentine presidential pardons
Argentine dancers Forum
Maria Estela Martinez Cartas de Peron , better known as Isabel Martinez de Peron or Isabel Peron, is a former President of Argentina. She was also the third wife of another former President, Juan Peron. During her husband's third term as president, Isabel served as vice president and following her husband's death in office, Isabel served as president from July 1, 1974 to March 24, 1976. She was the first non-royal female head of state and head of government in the Western Hemisphere.
Maria Estela Martinez Cartas was born in La Rioja, Argentina, into a lower middle-class family, daughter of Carmelo Martinez and his wife Maria Josefa Cartas Olguin. She became a nightclub dancer in the early 1950s, adopting a variant of her saint's name, Isabela or Isabel, as her stage name.
She met her future husband during his exile in Panama. Juan Peron, who was 35 years older than she, was attracted to her beauty and believed she could provide him with the female companionship he had been lacking since the death of his second wife, Eva ("Evita") Peron. Isabel gave up her career in show business and became Peron's personal secretary.
Warrant for ex-Argentine leader
Isabel Peron's arrest signals shift in Argentina
Extradition of Isabel Peron To Argentina Is Rejected By Court
'Argentinian death squad leader' arrested in Spain
Detienen en Valencia al ex dirigente de la Triple A argentina Almiron Sena
Rio Negro online: propuesta a Acindar
L'ancienne presidente argentine Isabel Peron arretee a Madrid, a la demande de Buenos Aires
First female president for Argentina
A photo of Mrs. Isabel Peron, making the Roman salute when she took oath to Office (following to Peron's death)
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