Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary

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Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary
Queen-Shabanu Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, Tehran 1953.jpg
Queen consort of Iran
Tenure12 February 1951 – 15 March 1958
Born(1932-06-22)22 June 1932
Esfahan, Persia
Died26 October 2001(2001-10-26) (aged 69)
Paris, France
Burial
Spouse
Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi
(m. 1951; div. 1958)
Full name
English: Soraya
Persian: ثریا
FatherKhalil Esfandiary Bakhtiary
MotherEva Karl
ReligionChristianity
OccupationActress (1965)

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (Persian: ثریا اسفندیاری بختیاری‎, romanized: Sorayâ Esfandiyâri-Baxtiyâri; 22 June 1932 – 26 October 2001) was the queen consort of Iran as the second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, whom she married in 1951.

Soraya died on 26 October 2001 in her apartment in Paris, France; she was 69.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Soraya, the second wife of Shah of Iran, dies". The Birmingham Post. 26 October 2001. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  2. "Wife of Former Shah of Iran Dies". The Washington Post. Paris. AP. 25 October 2001. Retrieved 16 July 2013.