The Shah of Iran’s half Sister, Princess Fatemeh Pahlavi engages to American Entrepreneur from California Vincent Lee Hillyer who chooses to convert to Islam. (circa 1950)
California Importer-Exporter Vincent Lee Hillyer, 26, at the time accepted to convert from Roman Catholicism to Islam and adopted the name Ali so that the Princess could maintain her royal Prerogatives. The couple had three children ( their first child, a son; in Santa Monica named Kayvon Pahlavi) before divorcing in 1959. Later that year, the Princess married Iran’s air force commander, Gen. Muhammad Khatami, with whom she had two sons. The general was killed in a flying accident in 1975. Princess Fatemeh died at the age of 58 in London in 1987.