pictory: Princess Soraya Movie Actress (1964)

pictory: Princess Soraya Movie Actress (1964)
by Darius Kadivar
22-Aug-2008
 

Clips from Princess Soraya ( formerly Queen of Iran and 2nd Wife of Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlavi) in her unique film directed by Italian director Micheal Antonioni's I Tre Volti aka Three Faces of a Women starring opposite Italian film Star Alberto Sordi ( seen here in the two clips) and Irish Hollywood Star Richard Harris ( Harry Potter's Professor Albus Dumbledore). The film was released in 1964 for the Opening Milan International Film Fesitival. Known for her breathtaking beauty the German Iranian Princess was to become a major Jet Set Icon of the Swinging Sixties.

Below are two scenes in the German Dubbing for this European Co-produced movie which alas is still not available on DVD:

Part 1:

Part II:

VIVE LE CINEMA !

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Thanks for the

by skatermom (not verified) on

Thanks for the clarification. I told my mom and khaleh last night and they were much more impressed by Grace Kelly. My mother said and I quote: "I had a hard time believing that the Shah would be attracted to that woman from Big Valley".


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It was Grace Kelly Not Barbara Stanwyck

by Darius Kadivar on

To my knowledge your mother may have meant Grace Kelly. The Shah courted her before she married Prince Rainier of Monaco and after the Shah had divorced from Soraya.

Grace Kelly was very fond of the Shah and they remained great friends. In a biography on Richard Burton, the latter was surprised to see Grace Kelly Defend the Shah staunchly at a priivate dinner. She got angry and Burton for critisizing the Shah for the Persepolis ceremonies. When the Shah was in exile Kelly and Prince Rainier wanted the Royal family to come to Monaco but the Shah did not want to create problems for the Monaco family and we know the rest of the story : He died in Egypt.

Here Grace Kelly introduces a film for Unesco about the Efforts of Iran to fight Opium Traffic during the Shah's era. The film was directed by Terrence Young one of the directors of the James Bond Films :

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn8fRvKeOIc


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She's incredibly

by skatermom (not verified) on

She's incredibly beautiful.
My mother told me a rumor once that the Shah was also in love with Barbara Stanwyck. Is this true? Or is she making things up?


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Mehdi Mazloom

by Darius Kadivar on

The film was not censored in Iran but it was not publicized either. Some requirements were also imposed on the movie director and producers not to have any "shocking scenes" that could be regarded as sexual scenes, like kissing on the lips or be held in the arms of a male protagonist. But the directors still managed to get around with it. The film is actually three seperate stories in which soraya portays three different woman, one of whome being Princess Soraya herself ( and she speaks a few words in Persian).

The critics and partners on the film found she was actually very good as an actress and saw her as the "new Grace Kelly". But she did not continue the experience except in a small cameo role in a film called "She" with Ursulla Andress in the title role and she plays a club dancer. This film must have been censored in Iran because she was not playing a very glamorous part. But there was nothing particularly shocking in her performance or about the movie itself.

Too bad we may have missed a great Movie Star otherwise. She sure was photogenic.

 


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sorya and the shah

by Mehdi Mazloom on

Didn't the Shah tried to stop the Movie from being released to the public?. She was the love of his life (at least that is the prevailing story around town).


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bandeh

by Abou Hamzeh (not verified) on

unfortunately bandeh torkee bilmiram!


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she's astonishingly beautiful

by Anonymous. (not verified) on

one of the most beautiful women of all times.god's master piece.