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who is who in the Star+ series that tells the mysterious journey of Eva Perón’s body

Less and less is missing for the premiere of Saint Avoid, one of the most anticipated series of the year. Based on the homonymous bestseller by Tomás Eloy Martínez, the new seven-episode fiction hits Star+ on Tuesday, July 26.

With Natalia Oreiro in the role of Eva Duarte de Perón, tells the mysterious story behind the wandering and embalmed corpse of the iconic political figure and first lady of Argentina, hidden for 16 years and turned into legend.

The Colombian Rodrigo García and the Argentine Alejandro Maci are the directors of the series, based on a script by Marcela Guerty and Pamela Rementería, well-known local air strip writers. Saint Avoid It is executive produced by Salma Hayek.

"Santa Evita" is based on the novel by Tomás Eloy Martínez.

“Santa Evita” is based on the novel by Tomás Eloy Martínez.

Dario Grandinetti as Juan Domingo Peron

The plot revolves around five central characters. In addition to Oreiro as Evita, Ernest Alterio plays Colonel Moori Koenig, Diego Velazquez is the journalist Mariano Vázquez, the Catalan Francis Orella (Merli) plays doctor Pedro Ara and Darío Grandinetti took on the role of Juan Domingo Perón.

Three weeks after the premiere, Disney’s adult platform presented the official posters and a summary of each character, as if to delve into the story behind the body of the actress who became a popular political leader after her death.

Eva Duarte de Peron (Natalia Oreiro)

Emblematic figure of 20th century politics and iconic female character in Latin American history. Argentine political leader and actress. She met General Juan Domingo Perón in 1944 and married him the following year.

In 1946 she became the first lady of Argentina and was president of the Women’s Peronist Party and the Eva Perón Foundation. In 1952, she was officially declared the Spiritual Head of the Nation.

"Santa Evita": Natalia Oreiro is Eva Duarte de Perón.

“Santa Evita”: Natalia Oreiro is Eva Duarte de Perón.

He was a fundamental political figure in Argentina until his death, due to cancer on July 26, 1952. His body was kept waiting to be buried for three years for the construction of a mausoleum that was never carried out. In 1955, the military overthrew President Perón and hid his body for 16 years.with the intention of preventing it from becoming a weapon against the regime.

In the series, the character of Eva is portrayed in different instances of her life: as a child, as a teenager and from her youth until death.

Lieutenant Colonel Moori Koenig (Ernesto Alterio)

“Santa Evita”: Héctor Alterio’s son embodies Lieutenant Colonel Moori Koenig.

Intelligence specialist who, in November 1955, after the overthrow of Perón and under instructions from the new military in power, became the responsible and in charge of disappearing the embalmed body of Eva Duarte de Perónbeginning a macabre and extensive tour of the corpse that ends up obsessing him with her.

Evita’s aide during her years of splendor, he is assigned by President Perón to “spy” on the First Lady during her illness. This allows him to get to know her in several of her facets and mainly in her intimacy.

In the series, the character is represented throughout 24 years, from 1947 to 1971.

Mariano Vazquez (Diego Velazquez)

"Santa Evita": Diego Velázquez is the journalist Mariano Vázquez.

“Santa Evita”: Diego Velázquez is the journalist Mariano Vázquez.

Charismatic 40-year-old journalist and writer who works for a major daily newspaper. In 1971, the editor-in-chief of the daily commissions him to investigate the return of the body of Eva Duarte of Peron to Juan Domingo Peron. Despite his initial resistance, Vázquez becomes deeply involved with the search, with Eva’s story and with the path of her body.

He is very passionate about his work and stubborn about his desires, but this investigation leads him to get involved, putting his life at risk. This is a character that is not in the book, and is presumed to embody a kind of alter ego of Tomás Eloy Martínez.

Dr. Pedro Ara (Francesc Orella)

"Santa Evita": Francesc Orella is the Spanish Doctor Pedro Ara.

“Santa Evita”: Francesc Orella is the Spanish Doctor Pedro Ara.

Spanish doctor in charge of embalming the body of Eva, with the intention of being exhibited in a gigantic mausoleum. Anatomy is his passion. Throughout the journey, he is in charge of examining and maintaining the conservation of the body.

Ara works for three years in the conservation of the corpse at the headquarters of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT). He considers it her masterpiece and feels that it is hers “Michelangelo” of hers, all feelings that later make it difficult for him to separate from her.

Juan Domingo Peron as Dario Grandinetti

"Santa Evita": Darío Grandinetti is Juan Domingo Perón.

“Santa Evita”: Darío Grandinetti is Juan Domingo Perón.

Argentine political and military leader, three times president of the Argentine Nation and founder of Peronism, a relevant popular movement in the history of Argentina. He is one of the most remembered political figures in the history of Latin America.

The illness and death of his wife Eva had a significant impact on Perón, both personally and politically. Eva and Juan Domingo Perón formed the most emblematic couple in Argentine politics of the last century.

In the series, the character is portrayed in different instances of his life: from when he meets Eva Perón in 1946 at the age of 51, until the return of the body in Madrid in 1971 at the age of 76.

CJL

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