Yasmine Pahlavi, Crown Princess of Iran

Crown Princess of Iran

Spouse Reza Pahlavi
Princess Noor
Princess Iman
Princess Farah
Full name
English: Yasmine
Persian: یاسمین
House House of Pahlavi
Father Abdullah Etemad-Amini
Mother Forough Eftekhari
Born (1968-07-26) 26 July 1968 (age 45)
Tehran, Iran
Religion Shia Islam

Yasmine Pahlavi (née Etemad-Amini, 26 July 1968; Persian: یاسمین پهلوی‎) is 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 The George Washington University, obtaining a B.A. in Political Science, and Doctorate in Jurisprudence from The George Washington University Law School. She is a member of the Maryland Bar Association.[2] She worked for ten years as a staff attorney for Children's Law Center in Washington, DC, representing the rights of at-risk youth.

She is the Co-Founder and a Director of the Foundation for the Children of Iran.[3] Started in 1991 with Nazie Eftekhari, the Foundation's mission is to marshal the considerable resources and goodwill of the Iranian diaspora coupled with remarkable expertise and generosity of the American medical community to treat Iranian children suffering from complex medical conditions. Organized under the 501(c)(3) rules of Internal Revenue Service, the Foundation has faithfully fulfilled its mission restoring the health and quality of life for scores of Iranian children regardless of race, religion, or political affiliations.

Marriage and children

Iranian Imperial Family

HIM Empress Farah

Styles of
Former Crown Princess Yasmine of Iran
Reference style
Her Imperial Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

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

  1. Noor Pahlavi, born (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 22)
  2. Iman Pahlavi, born (1993-09-12) 12 September 1993 (age 20)
  3. Farah Pahlavi, born (2004-01-17) 17 January 2004 (age 10)

The family lives in exile.


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 in Iran.[4][5]


External links

Iran portal
Biography portal
Politics portal
  • Official site of Reza Pahlavi
  • Official site of the Foundation for the Children of Iran, which Yasmine Pahlavi founded
  • http://www.farahpahlavi.org/yasmine-bio.html
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Farah Diba
Empress Consort of Iran
12 June 1986 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy abolished in 1979
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