Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani banned from her home country after posing ‘topless’
Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, who starred with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2008 film Body of Lies, has been banned from returning to her homeland because of this photoshoot.
The “naked if only her hands didn’t get in the way” photograph published in French magazine Madame Le Figaro has caused plenty of uproar in Iran and now the government has made Farahani persona non grata. The 28-year-old thespian, now based in Paris, posed for the mag as a protest against the violations of women’s rights in the Islamic republic.
Fans of Farahani on Facebook have reacted to her nude photo, with some praising her boldness and defending her right to self-expression.
“The world needs more women like you… Do not be defeated by the oppressors and women haters who pervert religion for their own gain… Women: unite!!,” commented one FB user.
Farahani’s role as DiCaprio’s love interest in Body of Lies made her the first Iranian to act in a major Hollywood film.