By: Mir M.Hosseini
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran was born at the same time with his twin sister Ashraf in the Ahmadiyeh Hospital in Tehran. Their mother Tajolmolook was one of Reza Shah's four wives. Ashraf led a fast life and became a symbol of corruption in the royal family. She married 3 times, met with Stalin and Truman, and was arrested with a suitcase full of opium in Zurich. Such behaviors were very unacceptable in conservative Iranian society. True or not she became an icon as heiress of drug smuggling in Iran which in itself created public outrage and hatred towards the Pahlavi family which led to the 1979 revolution. Ashraf fled the country with an enormous wealth and currently lives in the U.S.