Susan Taslimi

Susan Taslimi (also spelt Soosan Taslimi, Persian: سوسن تسلیمی‎, born February 7, 1950) is an Iranian actress, film director, theatre director, and screenwriter[1]. She emigrated from Iran in 1989, now living and working in Sweden.[2][3]

سوسن تسلیمی
Susan Taslimi
Susan Taslimi, 2010
Born February 7, 1950 (age 68)
Rasht, Iran
Occupation Actress, Film director, Theatre director, Screenwriter


Born in Rasht in 1950, she is the first non-European to play the lead role on a national theater stage in Sweden.[4]

She graduated in theater and acting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran.[5] She started film acting with Bahram Bayzai's Ballad of Tara in 1979.[4]

Filmography (as an actress)


  • Ballad of Tara (Persian: چریکه تارا‎, Tcherike-ye Tara, 1979, Iran) as Tara
  • Death of Yazdgerd (Persian: مرگ یزدگرد‎, Marg-e Yazdgerd, 1982, Iran) as The Miller's wife
  • Sarbedaran (TV series, 1984, Iran) as Fatemeh
  • Madian (Persian: مادیان‎, a.k.a. The Mare, 1985, Iran)
  • Telesm (Persian: تلسم‎, a.k.a. The Spell, 1986, Iran) as Shazdeh's bride
  • Bashu, the Little Stranger (Persian: باشو، غریبه کوچک‎, Bashu, Gharibe-ye Kuchak, 1986, released in 1989, Iran) as Naii
  • Perhaps Some Other Time (Persian: شاید وقتی دیگر‎, Shayad Vaghti Digar, 1988, Iran)
  • Gränsen (a.k.a. Never, 1995, Sweden) as Aisha
  • En dag i taget (TV series, 1999, Sweden) as Kia
  • Orka! Orka! (TV series, 2004, Sweden) as Schole
  • Charmøren (a.k.a. The Charmer, Persian: افسونگر‎, Afsungar, 2017, Denmark) as Leila


Filmography (as a director)

  • Hus i helvete (feature film, a.k.a. All Hell Let Loose, 2002)
  • Orka! Orka!. (TV series, episodes 16-18, 2004)
  • Det epileptiska riktmärket. (play by Martina Montelius, premier March 2004 at Teater Galeasen, Stockholm)
  • Älskar, älskar och älskar. (TV drama based on play by Martina Montelius, 2004, Swedish Television)
  • Häktet (TV series, 2005)

Personal life

  • Her father, Khosro Taslimi, is a film producer.
  • Her mother, Monireh Taslimi, is an actress and film editor.
  • Her brother, Cyrous Taslimi, is an actor and film producer.
  • Her ex-husband, Dariush Farhang, is a film director.


  1. ^ "50 Iranian Women you Should Know: Susan Taslimi". Iranwire. September 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "Susan Taslimi - Biography". IMDB. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
  3. ^ "The Iranian Stars Forced to Go Abroad". Iran Watch Press. February 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "50 Iranian Women you Should Know: Susan Taslimi". IranWire | خانه. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  5. ^ سوسن تسلیمی (in Persian). Retrieved 2007-03-28.

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