Pity poor Evita and the tale of what happened to her

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Tetra Pak millionaire Hans Kristian Rausing appeared in court last week, charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of his wife.

If you pity Eva Rausing, consider her namesake Eva ‘Evita’ Peron.

She was embalmed by dictator husband, Juan Peron, but soon after fell into the hands of the militia that drove him from power.

They bundled Evita between hiding places, including, allegedly, a stint stood up in the cupboard of an army major, who enjoyed introducing her to guests.

When Peron got Evita back, her body lay on his dining table where his new wife, Isabel, was daily bidden to comb her hair.

Unsurprisingly, when Peron died, Isabel did not bury them together.