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Golshifteh Farahani for Egoiste, Iranian actress could be killed for posing nude - WebTv

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Noted Iranian actress, Golshifteh Farahani, 31 has caused fissure after new revealing images of her for French magazine Egoiste made their way on newsstands.As photoed by famed photographer Paolo Roversi on the journal’s front cover sans clothes, the actress has risked literally having herself killed by extremists in her homeland who along with government officials have deemed her pictures as ‘disgusting.’The latest umbrage comes after a similar feat in 2012 in which Farahani appeared in risqué promotional video (see below) for the Cesars, the French version of the Academy Awards.At the time the actress had been nominated for her role in “Si Tu Meurs, Je Te Tue” (If You Die, I’ll Kill You)along with having posed at the time in risque images for French magazine Madame Figaro.That video led to the actress being banned from her homeland along with the threat of having her breasts chopped off by Islamic extremists who claimed that the actress had usurped cultural norms and the practice of woman being eschewed from showing their body in public.Reported The Guardian at the time, ‘the actress would be punished, that her breasts would be cut off and presented [to her father] on a plate.’Responded the actress: ‘I was told by a Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide official that Iran does not need any actors or artists. You may offer your artistic services somewhere else.’The fracas would leave her father traumatized and checking into hospital.The 2012 skirmish would precede a 2008 incident in which vocativ reports the the Iranian government confiscated the actress’ passport after she was photographed not wearing a veil at a New York public film premiere.Now living in Paris with her husband, the actresses latest act of perceived rebellion has provoked questions of Farahani ’s imminent safety.