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Cinema Iranica (May 27, 2024) Furuzan. Retrieved from https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/furuzan-2/.
"Furuzan." Cinema Iranica - May 27, 2024, https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/furuzan-2/
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Furuzan, aka Parvin Kheirbaksh (1937-2016), prolific actress of the Pahlavi-era commercial cinema.  Like a number of actors of her generation, Furuzan began her film career as a dubbing artist in 1962. Her first on-screen role was in Siyamak Yasemi’s Shore of Hope (1964).  She and her co-star, Mohammad ʿAli Fardin, would emerge as an iconic romantic on-screen duo during the 1960s and 1970s, including in Yasemi’s 1965 blockbuster The Treasure of Korah.  The film would propel both Furuzan and Fardin into stardom.  Like many actresses of her time, critics derided her acting talent and attributed her popularity with audiences to her sex appeal.  Nevertheless, directors associated with the parallel ‘New Wave’ movement of the 1970s collaborated with her while inviting significant criticism and controversy. She achieved some measure of redemption by winning a best actress award at the Sepas Film Festival for her leading role in ʿAli Hatami’s Baba Shamal (1972).  The Islamic Revolution and the commercial cinema’s accompanying collapse brought her acting career to an abrupt end.