Images of Iranian actresses say a lot about the social changes
March 8, 2004 8:37 PM   Subscribe

Iranian actress, Hedieh Tehrani, is one of the most popular stars who, unlike the previous actresses, usually portrays a strong and independent women in her works (See more). On the other side is Niki Karimi who once was the hottest actress in the country, showing a rather traditional image of the Iranian women. What is this change of taste telling about the Iranian society? See more stills from Iranian movies.
posted by hoder (7 comments total)

 
Arabic.

Am I going to be put on some kind of list for looking at this?
posted by delmoi at 9:06 PM on March 8, 2004


Farsi.
posted by TimeFactor at 9:11 PM on March 8, 2004


And she is one very strikingly beautiful woman.
posted by TimeFactor at 9:14 PM on March 8, 2004


I'd totally hit that.
posted by xmutex at 10:26 PM on March 8, 2004


Huh? Yes, the films that Karimi has made recently have been a bit Lifetime-ish, but I think it's unfair to say that she's now just "showing a rather traditional image of the Iranian women." For example, in 1999's Do zan (Two Women) she plays the part of a woman who, despite her smarts and independent nature, somehow gets trapped into the role of a "traditional Iranian woman." She then fights to get out of that trap.

Perhaps not groundbreaking films, but ones that can still annoy part of Iranian government. Niki was also recently in Tahmineh Milani's The Hidden Half, a film that briefly landed Milani in jail.

And perhaps since she's now a little older she's no longer "the hottest actress" in Iran to many, but Karimi's still "hot" and definitely still knows how to act well.
posted by gluechunk at 1:58 AM on March 9, 2004


woman from Iran are beautiful
posted by clavdivs at 8:15 AM on March 9, 2004


Hoder, I normally love your posts, but I don't quite see the point of posting some photos of actresses. If you want to talk about what "this change of taste [tells us] about the Iranian society," why not link to something on that topic?
posted by languagehat at 8:58 AM on March 9, 2004


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