Young Iranian actress Sahar Tabar, whose given name is Fatemeh Khishvand, is a popular figure in the Middle East.
She gained notoriety after she underwent extensive plastic surgery in an effort to resemble Angelina Jolie.
The drastic changes Tabar underwent, including liposuction and rhinoplasty, have been the subject of much discussion and criticism on the internet.
She was dubbed “Iran’s Zombie Angelina Jolie” after she was convicted of a crime and sentenced to ten years in prison.
Tabar, who is 19 years old, reportedly had over 50 surgical procedures. It was an effort to make her look different.
Even though she never said so publicly, her fans always assumed she aspired to be like Angelina Jolie. She even posted photos of herself on social media showing off her drastically changed appearance.
She had angular lips, a reshaped nose, and bony cheekbones. Some have speculated that the photographs may have been significantly manipulated or perhaps digitally altered, however it is unclear how many of these surgeries were truly conducted.
When Angelina Jolie “lookalike” began sharing photos of her bizarre appearance on social media, she quickly became a household figure. Sahar had close to 4 million Instagram followers.
Her old Twitter handle was @sahartabar official, but it has been removed. Neither her social media use nor the startling photos of her as a Zombie Angelina Jolie had been approved of by her mother.
However, Sahara claims that she aspired to celebrity status. That’s why she kept going. “Cyberspace was an easy way,” she said. “It was much easier than becoming an actor.”