October 3rd, 2013

Guess who

Who do you think this beauty is?

(a) Vivien Leigh in a costume drama
(b) a model from the 50s
(c) ?


No, it’s not Vivien Leigh in a costume drama:


Nor a model from the 50s:


It’s Princess Fawzia of Egypt, who became the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlevi, the last Shah of Iran. She was divorced from the Shah in 1945 after only six years of marriage, and died in Alexandria, Egypt, in July of 2013.

8 Responses to “Guess who”

  1. kit Says:

    I agree with you, Neo.
    I checked your references and she may look like Vivien Leigh but not so much like her brother, King Farouk. ( who was no Larry Olivier)

    ps. I love old movies and always thought that Vivien Leigh bore a resemblance to Heddy Lamar who was not only an actress but during WWII was the co inventor of spread spectrum technology or frequency hopping (WiFi)

  2. I Callahan Says:

    Middle-Eastern women are the most beautiful in the world. It’s too bad they try to cover them up over there (I mean that in a gentlemanly way, by the way…).

  3. Fausta Says:

    The last Shah liked beautiful women. I remember Soraya, who after her divorce was featured in the magazines my mom was to read when I was little.

  4. expat Says:

    I Callahan,
    Maybe they cover them up so they won’t be judged as lacking if they get one of the less attractive.

  5. vanderleun Says:

    “… the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlevi…”

    It’s good to be King.

  6. Texasyankee Says:

    Women were more beautiful and classy then. Compare her to Miley Cyrus.

  7. southpaw Says:

    I was going to suggest Neoneocon’s mother, but the absence if fruit in the portrait made it less certain. ;-)

  8. neo-neocon Says:


    Actually, the fruit is not hereditary.

    The tiara, on the other hand…

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