Yasmine Pahlavi

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Yasmine Pahlavi
Crown Princess of Iran
Born (1968-07-26) 26 July 1968 (age 50)
Tehran, Iran
IssuePrincess Noor
Princess Iman
Princess Farah
Full name
English: Yasmine
Persian: یاسمین
HousePahlavi (by marriage)
FatherAbdullah Etemad-Amini
MotherForough Eftekhari

Yasmine Pahlavi, Crown Princess of Iran (née Etemad-Amini, Persian: یاسمین پهلوی‎; born 26 July 1968) is a lawyer and the wife of Reza Pahlavi, the last crown prince of the former Imperial State of Iran.


Yasmine Etemad-Amini was born in Pars Hospital in Tehran, Iran, on July 26, 1968.[1] She attended the private Tehran Community School in Tehran until the rising tensions in the late 1970s forced her family to leave Iran permanently. They settled in the San Francisco area in California where she attended and matriculated Notre Dame High School.

She is a graduate of George Washington University, obtaining a B.A. in Political Science, and Doctorate in Jurisprudence from its Law School. She is a member of the Maryland Bar Association.[1]

She worked for ten years as a staff attorney for Children's Law Center in Washington, DC, representing the rights of at-risk and underprivileged youth.[2] She was also the Co-Founder and a Director of the Foundation for the Children of Iran.[3] Founded in 1991, the purpose of the Foundation was and remains to provide health care services to Iranian children or children of Iranian origin regardless of race, color, creed, religious or political affiliation.[4] She resigned her leadership role and any affiliation with the Foundation on 11 February 2014.[5] On 27 November 2018, she announced that she is struggling with breast cancer.

Marriage and children[edit]

Styles of
Crown Princess Yasmine of Iran
Imperial Coat of Arms of Iran.svg
Reference styleHer Imperial Highness
Spoken styleYour Imperial Highness

Yasmine married Reza Pahlavi on 12 June 1986,[6] and the couple has three daughters:

  1. Princess Noor Pahlavi, born (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 26)
  2. Princess Iman Pahlavi, born (1993-09-12) 12 September 1993 (age 25)
  3. Princess Farah Pahlavi, born (2004-01-17) 17 January 2004 (age 14)

The family lives in exile in the United States. Princesses Noor and Iman are attending universities in the United States, and Princess Farah is enrolled in secondary school in the United States.


Yasmine Pahlavi has been a vocal supporter of the democracy movement in Iran, appearing at several pro-democracy rallies occurring after the 2009 election upheaval and Persian Awakening in Iran.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  3. ^ "The Foundation for the Children of Iran". Childrenofiran.org. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
  4. ^ "History". The Foundation for the Children of Iran. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
  5. ^ "The Foundation for the Children of Iran". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
  6. ^ "Prince Reza Pahlavi and Princess Yasmine Pahlavi - Flickr - Photo Sha…". 18 February 2014. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-08. Retrieved 2010-04-10.

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Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Farah Pahlavi
Empress consort of Iran
12 June 1986 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy abolished in 1979