my favorite Iranian women in the business

these are women from Iran working successfully in the industry as entertainers
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Taies Farzan
Actress, Argo
Taies Farzan was born in Tehran, Iran. Her family moved to Turkey and thereafter to Germany. She speaks Persian, Turkish, German, English, Kurdish. She was on stage at the age of 14 in Cologne Germany and appeared in lead positions in more than 15 stage pieces until she met Daryush Shokof in a casting for a film which got her interest bent more towards the movies rather than Theater...
 
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Bahar Soomekh
Actress, Saw III
Bahar Soomekh was born on March 30, 1975 in Tehran, Iran, to a Persian Jewish family. She is the daughter of Manijeh and Hamid Soomekh, who owned a women's high fashion company. She has a sister, Saba Soomekh. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1979, to escape the Iranian revolution. She attended a yeshiva...
 
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Narges Rashidi
Narges Rashidi was born in Iran, settled in 1987 with her family at first in Turkey and a year later to Germany. After graduation she moved to Berlin and studied acting. In 2005 she attended in Los Angeles the Master Class with MK Lewis. In 2007 she received the award for Best Young Actress at the New York International Independent Film Video Festival for her role as Lolita in A2Z...
 
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Golshifteh Farahani
Actress, Body of Lies
Golshifteh started her acting career in theater at the age of 6 and has always kept a strong link with theater, but it was at the age of 14 that she acted in her first film The Pear Tree, for which she won the prize for the Best Actress from the international section of the Fajr film festival, immediately making her one of the stars of Iranian cinema...
 
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Shiva Rose
Actress, David & Layla
Shiva Rose was born in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. An American of Irish and Iranian decent, she was raised in Iran until the age of ten when she and her family were forced to escape to Paris, then to Los Angeles. She began her stage career at 15 at several theaters in Santa Monica. She attended UCLA and then married actor Dylan McDermott...
 
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Yasmine Aker
Yasmine Aker is an actress, singer-songwriter known for Agent Carter (2015), Out of the Ashes (2015) and Divergent (2014). She is proficient in three languages: English, Arabic, and Farsi. Yasmine is a member of SAG-AFTRA & ACTRA and based out of Los Angeles, California. Yasmine was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Iranian parents and moved to Canada as a child with her family...
 
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Leila Hatami
Actress, A Separation
After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electrical Engineering Dee Lausanne (EPFL). After two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her study of French in a couple of years, before moving back to Iran. After a pause of a few...