Portrait of the colorful and controversial former First Lady of the Philippines, who went on buying sprees that included New York City skyscrapers and 3,000 pairs of shoes. Although once a heroine to the millions of peasants, Imelda and her dictator husband Ferdinand amassed personal fortunes of billions of dollars while in power. Many believe the money was stolen from the government and international loans designed to help the poor.
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