Pahlavi Era: Women



Female Police Officer



Imperial Naval Officer



Tehran Schoolgirls


Tehran University Students

Tehran University Students


University Students

University Student


Iran Air Flight Attendants

Iran Air Flight Attendants


High School Students

High School Students


Schoolgirls

Tehran Schoolgirls


Schoolgirls

Schoolgirls


students

Students taking the college entrance exam


Fencing Team

Fencing Team


National Team Swimmers

National Team Swimmers


Women's Gymnastics National Team

Women's Gymnastics National Team


Women's Volleyball National Team

Women's Volleyball National Team


Lifting the veil

Lifting the veil


A beauty queen

A beauty queen


Female Pilots

Female Pilots


An airforce officer

An airforce officer


Student Pilot

Student Pilot


Female Naval Officers

Female Naval Officers


Imperial Naval Officers

Imperial Naval Officers


Imperial Naval Officers

Imperial Naval Officers


Female Soldiers

Female Soldiers


Female Soldiers

Female Soldiers during rifle training


Female Soldiers

Female Soldiers


Female Officers

Female Soldiers


Female Officers

Female officers marching


Female Officers

Female Officers


Female motorcycle officers

Female motorcycle officers


Shah decorating a schoolgirl

Shah decorating a schoolgirl


Shah greeting a female cadet

Shah greeting a female cadet


Shah awarding a medal to a female student

Shah awarding a medal to a female student


Motorcycle officers

Motorcycle officers


Imperial officers

Imperial officers


Officers Marching

Officers Marching


Education Corps Officers

Education Corps Officers


Education Corps Officers

Education Corps Officers


Education Corps Officers

Education Corps Officers


Health Corps Girls

Health Corps Girls


Health Corps Girls

Health Corps Girls


Women of Radio Iran

Women of Radio Iran


Women at work

Women at work


A Technician

A Technician


Women in the health field

Women in the health field


Astronomer Dr. Shahla Solhju Co-Director of Abu Reihan Observatory at Shiraz University

Astronomer Dr. Shahla Solhju


Teenagaers

Teenagaers


Googoosh

Googoosh


Actress Sepideh

Actress Sepideh


Actress Haleh

Actress Haleh


Actress Forouzan

Actress Forouzan


Azar Shiva

Azar Shiva


Model Baharak

Model Baharak


Celebrities: Jaleh Sam, Pouri Banaei, Fariba Khatami, Fakhri Khorvash

Celebrities


Teenage Singer Neli

Teenage Singer Neli


Jaleh Sam on a set of a film

Jaleh Sam on a set of a film


TV Host Fakhri Nikzad

TV Host Fakhri Nikzad


TV Host Delaram Keshmiri

TV Host Delaram Keshmiri


TV Host: Azadeh Vaziri

TV Host: Azadeh Vaziri


TV Host Simin Hashemi

TV Host Simin Hashemi


Poet Forough Farrokhzad

Poet Forough Farrokhzad


First Female Governor

First Female Governor


Shams Pahlavi

Shams Pahlavi


Soraya  Esfandiary-Bakhtiari

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari


Miss Iran Sima Izadjou

Miss Iran Sima Izadjou


Miss Iran Finalists

Miss Iran Finalists


Homa Zahedi, Shahnaz Pahlavi, Farah Pahlavi and Lily Amir-Arjomand

Farah Pahlavi & Society Women


Farah in Luristan

Farah in Luristan


Farah with art students

Farah with art students


Farah & Nurses

Farah & Nurses


Nursing Graduates

Nursing Graduates


Shah distributing land deeds to village women - Early 1960s

Shah distributing land deeds to village women - Early 1960s


Iranian women secured the right to vote - 1963

Iranian women secured the right to vote - 1963


Female Members of Parliament

Female Members of Parliament


Reza Shah's wife and daughters (Shams & Ashraf)leaving the palace the day after the veil was banned  - January 7, 1936

Reza Shah's wife and daughters - January 7, 1936


Reza Shah visiting Luristan

Reza Shah visiting Luristan after banning the veil


Reza Shah visiting a girls' school

Reza Shah visiting a girls' school


Schoolgirls

Schoolgirls


Board of directors of Jamiat Nesvan Vatankhah

Board of directors of Jamiat Nesvan Vatankhah


Progressive women 1936

Progressive women - 1936



Image Credits: All images are from Iranian magazine clippings or government promotional images which are now in the public domain. Some of the images were enhanced by adjusting the saturation and color balance.



As you can see from the above images, one of a few places where the government excelled in was public relations. It simply deemphasized women wearing traditional clothing (the chador) on the cover of magazines and Television.



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The Women's Movement-Haleh Esfandiari
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Miss Iran
Women's Sports in Pahlavi Era
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