Imelda Marcos
Imelda Marcos
Imelda Marcos (born July 2, 1929) is the widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos best known for her collection of some three thousand pairs of shoes. She served as First Lady from 1965 to 1986. Born in Manila, Imelda spent her childhood in Tacloban during the decades surrounding World War II. She returned to Manila to begin her career as a singer and model before meeting her husband. In 1954, she married Ferdinand Marcos who was elected President in 1965. He declared Martial law in 1972 that lasted until 1981. In 1983, the Marcos government was accused of being involved in the...