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Old 12-06-2006, 04:13 AM
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HIH Princess Soraya of Iran:
http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/1165267014.html
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Jewels of HIH Princess Soraya of Iran
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http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/1165312649.html
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:03 PM
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:58 AM
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Soraya

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Old 12-29-2006, 10:00 AM
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Great links and pictures from Aryan. Thank you.
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:11 AM
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She was definitely one of the all-time great beauties of the world in my eyes, and her story has all the elements of love and tragedy. Gorgeous.
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:51 PM
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She was definitely one of the all-time great beauties of the world in my eyes, and her story has all the elements of love and tragedy. Gorgeous.
so correctly said! she was without doubt one of the most beautiful women in the the world in all times!
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:09 PM
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Soraya:what was her character like?

Well we laud and praise her beauty. But what was her character like i wonder?
what was the level of education and culture Princess Soraya had?
did she do charity work?
Did she have substance and was she kind body and soul or are we talkinging about the exterior without looking inside because we are so awed. by the physicality.
what was Princess Soraya like as a person?
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:18 PM
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I vaguely recall from those chaotic years after the Imperial family escaped from Iran that the new government put a price on the heads of all the members of the imperial family, incluiding Soraya's. I remember that the article I read (and, at risk of dating myself here, I'm talking over 20 years ago) Soraya informed the press she was surprised the Ayatollah wanted her death since she was not even part of the family since her divorce. I don't know what happened afterwards but since the Shah's death seems that the family became more relaxed in their outings, so maybe after the Ayatollah died the order to track them down and kill them was removed (?)

On the assumed daugther, she is pretty and looks like her in bone structure. But it takes more than look alikes to prove she was her daugther. There is even a thread of royals that look like celebrities and viceversa that shows everyone has a look-alike somewhere in the planet. Is there any more information available on her?
In her last days God bless her Soraya did look depessed and bloated. I saw it in a magazine. I was appalled. That telling sadness had caught up and was showing in her eyes. I have innumerable pictures and she ususally wore a burgundy gown with Turquise stone on gulubund necklace these from Iran which produced the best stones at one point..{which is so the vogue now}
She was going to marry Maxmillian Schell at one point. I think it was just her time .God called her and away she went to become one of his angels.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:14 AM
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With her dark hair and piercing emerald gaze, Soraya was often described as an Ava Gardner look-a-like.
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beautiful pictures.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:52 PM
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HIH Princess Soraya of Iran:
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:31 PM
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Today I saw a movie about Soraya life, I am realy sad for her although she is not between us any more in this world, but her story became a part of the world history.

thanx for every one post pictures or information in this thread.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:35 AM
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Today I saw a movie about Soraya life, I am realy sad for her although she is not between us any more in this world, but her story became a part of the world history.

thanx for every one post pictures or information in this thread.
TV5 Monde aired the series on Soraya Esfandiary Bakthiari last week,allthough I had seen it before,it fascinated me still.Such a sad life story,for a brief period there was hope she would have found,at least some,happiness again with Italian film director Franco Indovina but I remember he got killed in a plane crash of the coast of Sicily in 1972.Life has been harsh to her,no jewellery or title can ever replace happiness to anyone.Bless her.

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Old 09-13-2007, 03:33 AM
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Diana of her time:
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:39 PM
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Thank you, Aryan! What a different thing you posted about! I've never espected to see a cartoon (BD) when you poted the link. That's wonderful.

As for the " Lady Diana" thing...I think she was much better than Lady Diana.

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Old 09-15-2007, 04:30 PM
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I remember watching a Barbara Walters interview of the Shah...this is when he was still on the throne i believe, and he made some really sexist comments, something about women not having accomplished as much as men. And all this time, his wife was sitting next to him, tears streaming down her face. I saw the interview clip on a Barbara Walters special a couple of years ago so i dont remember if he was married to Empress Farah at the time.
Humera - I have seen that video many times, but I do not recall any tears streaming down the face of Farah... Maybe you have seen a video with added special effects lol. She was simply disagreeing with the shah.

The comments of the shah may have been sexist, but what many people don't realize is that this was a very prevailing view among most men in the early 70's. Men accepting feminism is something quite fresh. I don't know how old you are, but I'm old enough to remember that in those times chauvinism among men was the norm - And I'm talking about men in the West. It was quite unusual that a man would be in favour of feminism in those days, unless he was a leftist intellectual, radical or a hippie. In other words, the shah's comments were not at all that shocking back then.

The shah was not at all a ruthless man - on the contrary, he was a very soft and sensitive man, but quite weak and undecisive at times as well. The fact that he divorced Soraya was because he felt a strong committment to his country and his duties as the leader and emperor of that country. He had to go against the wishes of his heart to stay loyal to his commitment to his duties as king.

He might have said some silly things about women in that interview, but if we look at his deeds we will see something quite different: He created very progressive laws in favor of women's rights - and during his reign Iranian women held several positions in the parliament, government and senate. Iran had 4 female military generals and Iranian women served in the military while this was almost unheard of in most western countries in those times! Iran had female judges, female factory workers, female police men (Also very unusual in most western countries in those times) female truck and cab drivers. So I wouldn't pay too much attention to what he said in that one interview. Besides, I heard from someone who was very close to them that the Shah and the empress appeared to have had a heated personal argument right before the interview and that the shah was very irritable because of this during the interview with Barbara Walters.

The shah made quite a few mistakes, but he was far from being the ruthless tyrant that the western media made him out to be. He was loved by the majority of Iranians in the first 25 years of his reign. In the latter part of his reign he had lost touch with his people and with reality. He was then also increasingly suffering from megalomania. But the problem was not really the shah - it was the whole system - The people around him, lying to him, brownosing to him while at the same time being against him. What finally brought him and 2500 years of monarchy down was not one or two factors - It was a whole series of factors, events and elements that came together at the "right" time and led to his sudden and abrubt removal from the throne and created the world's only theocracy in existence today. And certainly certain American and British elements were involved in the Iranian revolution of 1979 in various ways.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:16 AM
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Pictures of Anna Valle (Miss Italy 95) as Soraya and Erol Sander as the Shah, et al. from the telefilm. As you can see, they altered/simplified the design of Soraya's wedding gown for the movie.
I watched this film just yesterday ............ its wonderful ..
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The Italian justice department will re/open the case in which an Italian passenger DC 9-15 aircraft exploded mid air in 1980 en route from Bologna to Palermo.

Three weeks after the accident the wreck of a Libyan fighter aircraft was found nearby.The reason for the disaster had never been cleared,and many believed it must have been due to either a US or a French missile,fired while chasing the Lybian.Nothing was clear.

Untill recently as former Italian president Cossiga said the air disaster happened due to a french missile.Reason for the justice department to now re-open the case.

What it has to do with dear sad Soraya.Franco Indovina was on board the DC9 and was killed.
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She is very very beautiful ....
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