Homa Rousta

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Homa Rousta
Homa Rousta 32th Fajr.jpg
Homa Rousta at the 32th Fajr Film Festival
Born Homa Rousta
(1946-09-26)26 September 1946
Tehran, Iran
Died 26 September 2015(2015-09-26) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Residence Tehran
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater Tehran University of Art
Bucharest School of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1971–2015
Notable work From Karkheh to Rhine
Spouse(s) Hamid Samandarian (m. 1972–2012, his death)
Children Kaveh (b. 1975)
Parent(s) Reza Rousta (father), Eugenia Rousta (mother)

Homa Rousta (Persian: هما روستا ‎‎‎; 26 September 1946[1] – 26 September 2015) was an Iranian film and stage actress. She was the widow of stage director Hamid Samandarian.

She graduated with a degree in theatre from the School of Dramatic Arts in Bucharest. She started her career in 1971. Her most famous performance was in From Karkheh to Rhine (1992), for which she was nominated for the best actress Simorgh at the Fajr Film Festival.

She died of cancer on 26 September 2015 in a hospital in Los Angeles, California, United States. Her body was transferred to Iran and was buried at Behesht Zahra along her husband's grave.

Selected filmography[edit]

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1986 Report on a Murder Gozaresh yek ghatl
1987 The Little Bird of Happiness Parandeyeh koochake khoshbakhti
1989 All the Temptations of the Earth
1990 Tigh-e aftab
1990 Malek Khatoon
1991 Travellers 1991
1992 Do hamsafar
1992 From Karkheh to Rhine Az Karkheh ta Rhein
2001 Legion
2002 Sarzamine Madari


  1. ^ in some sources 1946 recorded

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