Rahavard Farahani (Persian: رهاورد فراهانی), known professionally as Golshifteh Farahani (گلشیفته فراهانی), is an Iranian actress. She has appeared in over 30 films, many of which have received international recognition. She portrayed Leonardo DiCaprio's character's love interest in Ridley Scott's Body of Lies (2008), which also stars Russell Crowe and features Oscar Isaac. She was nominated for the Most Promising Actress Award for The Patience Stone at the 2014 César Awards in France, and won the Best Actress Award for Boutique from the 26th Nantes Three Continents Festival (France). In recent years, she has had prominent roles in movies by well-known Iranian and international directors, including Asghar Farhadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Rasoul Mollagholipour, Jim Jarmusch, Ridley Scott, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. She starred in the drama About Elly, which won Best Picture at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Due to her appearance in the Hollywood movie Body of Lies, seen by Iranian authorities as a collaboration with American propaganda and violating Islamic law by appearing without hijab, she has not been allowed to return and work in Iran since 2009 and has since resided in France.
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