Imelda Marcos is known as the widow of Philipines former president named
Ferdinand Marcos. From 1965 to 1986, she used to serve as First Lady, a title referred to as the hostess of Malacanan Palace. After 1972 when Martial Law was declared, she hold important position in national goverment. People give her the nickname "Steel Butterfly" for her ability to overcome up-and-downs in her life. She also impresses people with her shoe collection with a thousand pairs of shoes, which is protected in a shoe museum in Marikina.
Before she met Ferdinand, she had been singing and modeling in Manila
As mentioned, she got married to
Ferdinand Marcosin 1954 when he was a congressman for the Nacionalista Party. They had two daughters and a son.
- The meaning of the name Marcos: Of Mars