Googoosh, Iranian pop singer and actress. Born Fa'eghe Atashin on February 7, 1951 in Tehran. She began acting and singing at a very young age.
She is the most famous Iranian female pop singer, also often called the Queen of Pop. After the Islamic Revolution she was banned from public performance like most female singers. Nevertheless she made a major comeback in 2000 on a world tour, also publishing a new album called Zoroaster. Currently (as of 2004) Googoosh is based in Canada.
Over the years many artists covered Googoosh's songs, for example, Enrique Iglesias, being the most popular among them has re-sung her famous love song Baavar Kon. Googoosh also starred in more than 20 films. Her songs are often very sad and sometimes feature elements of traditional Persian music.