Ashraf Pahlavi


Age: 96

Iranian princess and the twin sister of her country's deposed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (d. 1980) whose glamorous life epitomized the excesses of her brother's rule, but many in Iran before the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution believed the princess was the true power behind her brother as she pushed him into taking power in a 1953 coup engineering by the U.S.

Cause of Death: In her sleep

Born: October 26, 1919

Died: January 7, 2016

Monte Carlo, Monaco