Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary in the picture frame

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (22 June 1932 – 26 October 2001) was an actress, and the queen consort (Shahbanu) of homeland as the second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.Soraya was the elder child and only daughter of Khalil Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1901-1983), a Bakhtiary nobleman and Iranian ambassador to West Germany in the 1950s, and his German wife Eva Karl (1906-1994).