Farahnaz Pahlavi

Farahnaz Pahlavi

Prinsess Farahnaz Pahlavi (born March 12, 1963) is the eldest daughter of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran by his third wife, Empress Farah Diba.

She was born "Princess Farahnaz Pahlavi", as per official dynastic usage, with the style "Her Imperial Highness". However all dynastic titles were abolished by the revolutionary Iranian government.


She studied at the Niavaran Special School in Tehran, the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut, United States, and the Cairo American College in Cairo, Egypt. From 1981 to 1982, she attended Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. She received a B.A. in social work from Columbia University in 1986 and a master's degree in child psychology from the same university in 1990. [http://www.farahpahlavi.org/farahnazp.html]

According to a 2004 article in "The Los Angeles Times", she reportedly attempted to find employment at international aid agencies such as UNICEF, but, according to her mother, was rejected because of her name.


She resides in New York City.


*In August 2000, Farahnaz's picture was broadcast on the stadium screen during a concert by the Iranian singer Googoosh at Madison Square Garden in New York City. When the performance was over, the exiled royal was interviewed by a New York Times reporter.

*At her father's coronation in 1967, Farahnaz, then four years old, wore a diamond tiara made for the occasion by Van Cleef & Arpels.


*Bruges, Jean-Jacques de, "Shahbanou Farah", "Point de Vue", 31 August-6 September 2005, Issue 2980
*"Shah's Daughter Could Not Stand Exile," BBC News, 12 June 2001 [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1384839.stm]
*"Victory of Light Over Darkness is Near in Iran", Iran Press Service, 27 July 2001 [http://www.iran-press-service.com/articles_2003/Jul-2003/shah_mourning_27703.htm]
*Bahrampour, Tara, "Singer Revives Memories of Lost Youth and Lost Country", "The New York Times", 28 August 2000
*Krebs, Albin and Robert McG. Thomas, "Notes on People: Pahlevis [sic] Inquire About New England School", "The New York Times", 16 November 1981, page B5
*Krebs, Albin and Robert McG. Thomas, "Notes on People: A Daughter of Shah Auditing College Classes", "The New York Times", 28 November 1981, page 39
*"Princesse Farahnaz: Les 20 Ans", "Point de Vue", March 1983
*Marcisz, Christopher, "Son of Shah Advocates Democracy for Iran", "Berkshire Eagle", 21 April 2004
*O'Connor, Anne-Marie, "Style & Substance: A Widow's Look at a Shah's Legacy", "The Los Angeles Times", 10 March 2004, page E1
*Cunningham, Bill, "Spring Sightings", "The New York Times", 28 March 2004, page 9
*Beaumont, Peter, "Water Resource Development in Iran", "The Geographic Journal", Vol. 140, No. 3 (October 1974), pages 418-431

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