Sahar Tabar, real name Fatemeh Khishvand, is a young Iranian woman. She made a name for herself by undergoing numerous plastic surgeries to resemble Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood actress.
Tabar’s transformation, which included procedures such as liposuction and nose reshaping, sparked online debate and controversy. She was dubbed “Iran’s Zombie Angelina Jolie” and sentenced to ten years.
She resembled a zombie.
Tabar, who is 19 years old, has reportedly undergone more than 50 surgeries. All to improve her appearance. She may not have stated that she aspired to look like Angelina Jolie, but her fans certainly did.
And she flaunted her new look by posting photos of herself on social media with drastically altered features. She had gaunt cheekbones with sharp features, plumped and angular lips, and a noticeably different nose.
However, it is unclear how many of these surgeries were carried out, as some have speculated that the images were heavily edited or digitally altered.
Zombie Angelina Jolie made a name for herself on social media by posting pictures of her unusual appearance. At one point, Sahar’s Instagram had nearly four million followers. Her name was @sahartabar official, but it was removed.
Her mother had not approved of her social media use, let alone the shocking images of her resembling Angelina Jolie’s Zombie. But, according to Sahara, she desired fame. So she persisted. “Cyberspace was a convenient option,” she explained. “It was a lot simpler than becoming an actor.”
This is not her true appearance.
“Every time I publish a photo, I paint my face in an increasingly funny way,” Sahar said in an interview with the Russian website Sputnik. It is a form of self-expression, a type of art.
My fans know this is not my true face”. I didn’t even think about looking like Jolie,” she added. “I also didn’t want to look like the cartoon character, the Corpse Bride. Now I realize I have something to do with them, but I am a muse, and remembering someone is not an end.”
As a result, her followers and anyone who has seen her story has been left in a state of confusion. Angelina Jolie, the Zombie, was arrested in October 2019 for allegedly blasphemous Instagram photos.
She was also accused of illegally purchasing property, inciting violence, negatively influencing youth, earning money through unethical means, and violating the country’s strict dress code for women. She was sentenced to ten years in prison, a lengthy sentence for a young woman. Not only that, but she was imprisoned at Qarchak. Which is well-known for being the worst prison for women.
An activist demands that the real Angelina Jolie step forward.
Masih Alinejad, an Iranian activist, learned about Angelina Jolie’s Zombie case and took to social media to share her thoughts. “Sahar Tabar is only 19 years old. Her joke got her arrested. Every day, her mother begs for the release of her innocent daughter. Angelina Jolie, we need your opinion. Please assist us.”
Sahar was released from prison after 14 months. This was alleged in light of the death of Mahsa Amini, who was recently arrested and beaten by Iranian police for incorrectly wearing her hijab.