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Veteran Iranian actress Shahla Riahi dies at 92

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Riahi’s son confirmed to IRNA that his mother had died on Tuesday night.

Born in Tehran on February 7, 1927, Shahla Riahi, whose real name was Qodratzaman Vafadoost, began her career at the age of 17 in theater in 1944, under the guidance of her husband Ismail Riahi.

Shahla Riahi smiling for the camera: Veteran Iranian actress Shahla Riahi dies at 92 © Provided by Iran Daily Veteran Iranian actress Shahla Riahi dies at 92 Her first appearance in cinema was in ‘Golden Dreams’ directed by Moezzodivan Fekri in 1951.

In 1956, she became the first Iranian woman to direct a feature, with Marjan.

She was a radio and television broadcaster as well as a voice actress.

During her over seven-decade career, she acted in nearly 70 movies.

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