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On her famous ancestor Nasser-al-Din-Shah: "You have to know the kings of the Quajar dynasty, they had hundreds of wives. They made thousands of kids. If you multiply these kids by generation you have, I don't know, 10-15,000 princes and princesses. There's nothing extremely special about that."
Born to Ebi and Taji Satrapi, prosperous social idealists, supporting their only child's devotion to independence, but decided to remain in Iran themselves.