Farah Pahlavi

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Birthday
14, 1938
Birthplace
Tehran, Iran
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1938 (age 79)
Birthplace
Tehran, Iran

About

Queen Consort of Iran from 1959 until 1967 and Empress Consort from 1967 until she was exiled in 1979. She was the only Empress to be named in post-Islamic Iran. 

Before Fame

She met the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, in 1959. They were married in December of that year.

Trivia

She championed 24 educational, health and cultural organizations, and her humanitarian outreach made her popular among her constituency.

Family Life

She had four children with the Shah: Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, Princess Farahnaz Pahlavi, Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi, and Princess Leila Pahlavi.

Associated With

Egyptian president Anwar Sadat offered her and her husband asylum in Egypt after the Iranian Revolution.