IRAN’S creepy “Zombie Angelina Jolie” lookalike has revealed her real face following her release from prison.
Sahar Tabar, 21, has finally unmasked herself after fooling the world with her dramatic features for a number of years.
She was dubbed a dead ringer for Tomb Raider star Angelina – as well as being branded a “zombie” and “corpse bride”.
The social media maven was rumoured to have undergone at least 50 surgeries to achieve the ghoulish look that earned her thousands of followers.
She sported a razor-sharp jawline, an oversized pout, icy blue contact lenses and washed-out skin, amping up the illusion that she had just been dug up.
But she has now finally given up the ruse and shown off her natural beauty in a TV interview after being released from prison.
Sahar spent 14 months behind bars in the desert lockup Qarchak, which is known as “the worst prison in Iran for women.”
She was arrested in October 2019 for crimes including blasphemy and promoting public corruption due to her social media antics.
The 21-year-old was initially jailed for 10 years and faced a decade locked up in the hellhole before she was released due to public unrest.
Sahar – real name Fatemeh Khishvand – has now admitted that she never went under the knife to achieve her terrifying appearance.
Instead, the computer whizz says she doctored her snaps in the hopes of gaining international fame with a fake macabre makeover.
She told a state-run news outlet: “What you saw on Instagram was the computer effects I used to create the image.”
Explaining she “wanted to be famous since I was a child,” she believed that “cyberspace was an easy way.”
“It was much easier than becoming an actor,” Sahar said.
But the Iranian wants to dial back her online presence following her legal woes, despite her initial success on the photo-sharing app.
She added: “I’m sure I will not even put Instagram on my phone anymore, let alone have a page.”
The Photoshop fraud previously said she altered her image with makeup before editing them as a “joke”.
Sahar also claimed she didn’t intentionally base her zombie character on A-lister Angelina Jolie or the Corpse Bride.
I’m sure I will not even put Instagram on my phone anymore, let alone have a page.
She also expressed her regret over her spooky posts following her arrest three years ago.
The Instagrammer said: “My mother was telling me to stop, but I didn’t listen.
“Sometimes the words of a stranger or a friend can be more important than those of a parent.”
Although Sahar has not publicly discussed her time in prison, human rights groups claimed it is riddled with disease, has poor sanitation, and is rife with torture, murder and rape.
Prisoners accused of violent crimes and female political detainees are all detained together in the complex.
More than 2,000 prisoners are held in the massively overcrowded jail – and it said more than two thirds of them do not even have beds.
Children who have been detained alongside their nursing mums also live inside the prison.
And inmates who protest the conditions are often subject to torture by being crammed into solitary confinement.
Sahar ended up on a ventilator after contracting coronavirus while in jail, seeing her beg for freedom.
However, the US-based Centre for Human Rights in Iran said that a request for bail was denied by a judge.