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Evita (1996)
 Who was considered for Evita?

Maria Conchita Alonso
According to imdb, Alonso was considered for the role of Eva Peron in Evita.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Cher
Cher was another name proposed to play Eva Peron in the movie musical.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Karla DeVito
Karla gained fame by singing on Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album, and was screen-tested by director Ken Russell for the movie musical Evita.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Gloria Estefan
Before going to Madonna, Gloria Estefan was invited to play the role but did not accept because of political connotations the character might have.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons was considered for the role of Juan Peron.
Actor who got the part: Jonathan Pryce

Jennifer Lopez
Lopez revealed in a 1996 interview that she always wanted to do a musical and in fact auditioned for Evita.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Patti Lupone
Patti Lupone was in the running for the title role.

Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow was one name proposed to play Che Guevara in the movie musical when Ken Russell was attached to direct.
Actor who got the part: Anotnio Banderas

Bette Midler
Bette Midler was one name considered to play Eva Peron in the movie musical.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Liza Minnelli
When the film version was to be directed by Ken Russell in the '70s, Liza Minnelli underwent an extensive screentest for the role.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John said in an interview that she would have loved to play Evita, but was too old by the time the film was made.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige originated the role of Eva Peron in the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical in London, but she was passed over for the film version as she had no name in Hollywood.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Mandy Patinkin
Considered for the role of Che.
Actor who got the part: Antonio Banderas

Michelle Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer was considered for the role of Eva Peron (when Oliver Stone was in talks to direct).
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep was considered to play the lead.
Actor who got the part: Madonna

Barbra Streisand
Streisand reportedly turned down an offer to star.
Actor who got the part: Madonna



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