Golshifteh Farahani

Iranian actress and musician

Golshifteh Farahani (Persian: گلشیفته فراهانی, born Rahavard Farahani; 10 July 1983) is an Iranian-French actress, musician and singer. She is best known for her roles in the movies Body of Lies (2008), The Patience Stone (2012), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Paterson (2016), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and The Upside (2019). In 2016, she portrayed the title character in the stage version of Anna Karenina.

Farahani at the 2018 César Awards

Farahani was born in Tehran. Her father is actor Behzad Farahani and her sister is actress Shaghayegh Farahani. She was married to Amin Mahdavi from 2004 to 2013. She was married to Australian Christos Dorje Walker from 2015 to 2017.[1]

In 2012, Farahani was banned from returning to Iran after posing naked in a French magazine.[2]


  1. "L'heureux élu est Australien - Golshifteh Farahani annonce son mariage". Paris Match (in French). 8 August 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. Tait, Robert (17 July 2012). "Iran imposes travel ban on star actresses". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 November 2017.

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