Pictures of Googoosh and her brothers

In the 1970s Googoosh was at the height of her film and music career and was widely emulated by persian women; in addition to listening to her music, they copied her clothing (miniskirts) and her short haircut (known as the “Googooshy”). In 1979, however, homeland was declared an Islamic republic, and a number of cultural restrictions were introduced; women were no longer allowed to sing in public, and pop music was banned.