Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari

Persian queen consort Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari

Princess Soraya of Iran was the second wife and Queen Consort of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran.
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22 June 1932
Death Place
French Republic
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The precious jewels of Iran's 'sad-eyed' princess
CNN - about 1 year
Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari never imagined that one day she would marry Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and that she would reign over her country, Iran. She was queen for seven years, from 1951 to 1958.
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ASCOLTI TV 12 AGOSTO 2011/ Vince Soraya su So che ritornerai. Molto bene Ncis ... - Il
Google News - over 6 years
Su Rai Uno è andata in onda, in replica la fiction Soraya, che racconta appunto la vita di Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari, interpretata da Anna Valle, con protagonista Michele Placido, storia di un amore difficile, ostacolato da ragioni di stato e di
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“Soraya”: in replica il 12 Agosto su RaiUno in un'unica puntata - Teleblog (Blog)
Google News - over 6 years
La fiction, una co-produzione Lux Vide, Rai Fiction, Rai Trade, EOS Production e Pampa Production, per la regia di Lodovico Gasparini, narra la vita di Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari, sposa ripudiata dello Scià di Persia, famosa come la “Principessa
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Az első és utolsó nyugatnémet playboy - Origo
Google News - almost 7 years
Sachsot sem kellett azonban félteni, Bardot előtt viszonya volt Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari perzsa hercegnővel, Reza Pahlavi iráni sah korábbi feleségével - amelyből kis híján házasság lett, legalábbis a német Spiegel magazin korabeli tudósítása
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Playboy-ul Germaniei sa sinucis - Adevărul
Google News - almost 7 years
Prima cucerire care la adus în atenţia tabloidelor a fost Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, fosta soţie a ultimului şah al Iranului, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Prima sa soţie, Anne-Marie Faure, a murit în timpul unei operaţii, din cauza unei anestezii greşite
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Duitse playboy Gunther Sachs pleegt zelfmoord - Het Laatste Nieuws
Google News - almost 7 years
Sachs had ook enige tijd een relatie met de Iraanse ex-koningin Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari. Sinds 1969 was hij getrouwd met het Zweedse fotomodel Mirja Larsson. Met zijn geld bouwde Sachs een grote kunstverzameling op, die de afgelopen jaren de wereld
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari
  • 2001
    Age 68
    The newspaper also published an article in 2001 which suggested, without proof, that Princess Soraya and her brother had been murdered.
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  • 1991
    Age 58
    After Indovina's death in a plane crash, she spent the remainder of her life in Europe, succumbing to depression, which she outlined in her 1991 memoir, Le Palais Des Solitudes (The Palace of Loneliness).
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  • 1965
    Age 32
    She also appeared as a character named Soraya in the 1965 movie She.
    Instead, she starred in the 1965 movie I tre volti (The Three Faces) and became the companion of its Italian director, Franco Indovina (1932–72).
  • 1958
    Age 25
    On 21 March 1958, the Iranian New Year's Day, a weeping Shah announced his divorce to the Iranian people in a speech that was broadcast on radio and television; he said that he would not remarry in haste. The headline-making divorce inspired French writer Françoise Mallet-Joris to write a hit pop song, Je veux pleurer comme Soraya (I Want to Cry Like Soraya). The marriage was officially ended on 6 April 1958.
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    She left Iran in February and eventually went to her parents' home in Cologne, Germany, where the Shah sent his wife's uncle, Senator Sardar Assad in early March 1958, in a failed attempt to convince her to return to Iran.
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    Though the wedding took place during a heavy snow, deemed a good omen, the imperial couple's marriage had disintegrated by early 1958 owing to Soraya's apparent infertility.
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  • 1951
    Age 18
    Soraya married the Shah at Marble Palace, Tehran, on 12 February 1951. Originally the couple had planned to wed on 27 December 1950, but the ceremony was postponed due to the bride being ill.
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  • 1948
    Age 15
    In 1948, Soraya was introduced to the recently divorced Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, by Forough Zafar Bakhtiary, a close relative of Soraya's, via a photograph taken by Goodarz Bakhtiary, in London, per Forough Zafar's request.
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  • 1932
    She was born in the English Missionary Hospital in Isfahan (Farsan) on 22 June 1932.
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