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Princess Soraya (1932–2001)

Soraya Esfandiary, second wife of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, played in two films: an Italian film cut in three parts directed by Michelangelo Antonioni called I tre volti (1965) ("Three Faces of a Woman"), and She (1965) Both films were shot a few years after Soraya (who couldn't have children) and the Shah had divorced. Despite a promising debut... See full bio »

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(age 69) in Paris, France

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Known For

She
She Night Club Dancer
(1965)
I tre volti
I tre volti Herself (segment "Il provino") / Linda (segment "Gli amanti celebri") / Mrs. Melville (segment "Latin Lover")
(1965)
The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies Belly Dancer
(1975)
Doctor at the Top
(1991)

Filmography

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 1991 Doctor at the Top (TV Series)
Annabel
- The Kindest Cut... (1991) ... Annabel (as Soraya)
 1975 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Belly Dancer
- Episode #4.6 (1975) ... Belly Dancer (as Soraya)
 1965/I She
Night Club Dancer (as Soraya)
 1964 The Saint (TV Series)
Belly Dancer
- The Wonderful War (1964) ... Belly Dancer (uncredited)
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 1998 Legenden (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Soraya (1998) ... Herself
 1965 I tre volti
Herself (segment "Il provino") / Linda (segment "Gli amanti celebri") / Mrs. Melville (segment "Latin Lover")
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 2001 Die großen Kriminalfälle (TV Series documentary)
Herself
 1959 Zwischen Glück und Krone (Documentary)
Herself
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Trivia:

As the second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Persia, she was only Queen consort, while his third wife Empress Farah Diba became Shahbanu (Empress) as the Shah declared himself the Emperor of Iran and Iran an Empire during his third and final marriage. See more »

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