Zahra Amir Ebrahimi
|Zahra Amir Ebrahimi|
|Born||1981 (age 32–33)|
She studied theater in Tehran, and started her professional life with making short movies. She made her first movie when she was only eighteen. She became very popular shortly after her first work in Iranian public TV. She was well known in Iran for her role in the popular Iranian soap opera Narges, as a pious young woman.
Ebrahimi is also a professional photographer, whose work focuses on social topics and issues. She now lives outside of her country because of several problems she faced in Iran after a scandal she became the center of.
In 2006, Ebrahimi became the centre of an Iranian sex tape scandal when a videotape of a woman, claimed to be Ebrahimi, having sex with a man was leaked to the internet and released on CD. She subsequently became the subject of an official investigation handled by Tehran's chief prosecutor, Saeed Mortazavi. The unnamed man on the tape, who is suspected of releasing it, reportedly fled to Armenia but was subsequently returned to Iran and charged with breach of public morality laws.
In an interview with the Guardian, Ebrahimi denied being the woman in the film and dismissed it as a fake made by a vengeful former fiancé who used studio techniques to form a montage of incriminating images designed to destroy her career.
Rumours of an attempted suicide were also denied by Ebrahimi with a public message: "I just want to tell my country's people that I am alive. I am thinking about the strength of Iranian women and will defend the respect of the girls and women of my nation."
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