Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani has been banned from returning to her home country after appearing topless in French magazine Madame Le Figaro and in the video Corps et Âmes (Bodies and Souls) by renowned fashion photographer and video artist Jean Baptiste Mondino. The works were commissioned by the Cesar Academy in a campaign that proposes to de-stigmatise the human body across cultures and borders.
“I was told by a Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide official that Iran does not need any actors or artists. You may offer your artistic services somewhere else,” Farahani told the Telegraph. She was advised not to return to Iran as she is no longer welcome in the country.