Princess Ashraf of Iran
Princess Ashraf Pahlavi (Persian: اشرف پهلوی / Aŝraf Pahlawi, 26 October 1919 – 7 January 2016), was the twin sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran (Persia) and a member of the Pahlavi Dynasty. She was born in Tehran. She was thought to be the "power behind her brother" and was instrumental in the 1953 coup which led to him taking the throne. She served her brother as a palace adviser and was a strong advocate for women's rights.
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- "Iranian Princess Ashraf, shah's twin sister, dies at age 96". Yahoo News. Archived from the original on 2016-01-08. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
- Murphy, Brian (2016-01-08). "Ashraf Pahlavi, twin sister of Iran's late shah, dies at 96". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-01-08.