Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran is the former Queen and exiled Empress of Iran. She is the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, and the only person to hold the office of Empress since pre-Islamic Iran. The Royal family left Iran in 1979 when the Ayatollah Khomeni came to power, and started the Iranian Revolution. She and the Shah were on the throne together from 1967 until 1979.

Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran is the former Queen and exiled Empress of Iran. She is the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, and the only person to hold the office of Empress since pre-Islamic Iran. The Royal family left Iran in 1979 when the Ayatollah Khomeni came to power, and started the Iranian Revolution. She and the Shah were on the throne together from 1967 until 1979.

In an undated photo Mohammad Reza Shah is seen dancing with Queen Farah Pahlavi to the American Tune

In an undated photo Mohammad Reza Shah is seen dancing with Queen Farah Pahlavi to the American Tune

Empress Farah wearing a gown made of traditional Persian geometric patterns as seen in persian art and architecture.

Empress Farah wearing a gown made of traditional Persian geometric patterns as seen in persian art and architecture.

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Farah Diba Crowned Empress of Iran 1967 - Farah Diba was the first wife of a Persian Monarch to be crowned so an imperial crown was commissioned for her coronation at Tehran. The gems came from the Iranian Treasury and Van Cleef and Arpels designed and made the crown. The gems include a 91ct emerald, pearls, rubies, spinels and almost 1500 diamonds, all set in a white gold frame. Van Cleef and Arpels also designed the impressive gold and platinum necklace from which hang one very large…

Farah Diba Crowned Empress of Iran 1967 - Farah Diba was the first wife of a Persian Monarch to be crowned so an imperial crown was commissioned for her coronation at Tehran. The gems came from the Iranian Treasury and Van Cleef and Arpels designed and made the crown. The gems include a 91ct emerald, pearls, rubies, spinels and almost 1500 diamonds, all set in a white gold frame. Van Cleef and Arpels also designed the impressive gold and platinum necklace from which hang one very large…

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