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

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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Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

Allegedly, the contract with producer Dino De Laurentiis forbade her to smile because the tale of the "sad empress" created by newspapers was thought to be useful for advertising the movie I tre volti (1965). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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