A Iranian influencer known for looking like a "Zombie Angelina Jolie" has been jailed, according to reports.
Sahar Tabar, 19, garnered thousands of followers for her bizarre likeness to the Hollywood A-lister.
Tabar, whose real name is Fatemeh Khishvand, boasted 486,000 followers on Instagram for her creepy looks.
The influencer, from Tehran, was arrested in October 2019 in Iran for her heavily edited pictures and later charged with blasphemy and inciting violence.
Initial reports suggested she would face anywhere between three months and two years behind bars for her striking pictures.
But her lawyer has now claimed that she has been sentenced to 10-years in prison, MailOnline reported.
The outlet cited Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad as a source, who said they spoke to the social-media sensation’s attorney.
Ms Alinejad also said on Twitter: “10 years jail for Iranian Instagramer who used make up & Photoshop to become a zombie Angelina Jolie. [Sic]
“Sahar Tabar is only 19. Her joke landed her in jail.
“Her mother cries every day to get her innocent daughter freed. Dear Angelina Jolie! we need your voice here. Help us.”
Angelina Jolie 'lookalike' Sahar Tabar arrested for blasphemy in her native Iran
Many fans assumed Tabar’s bizarre stunt was actually a unique form of social commentary.
She was arrested for blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and encouraging youth corruption.
Her slew of charges have now reportedly landed her with a decade long prison sentence.
Ms Alinejad has called on Angelina Jolie to petition for her creepy doppelgänger’s release.
She tweeted: “I call on Angelina Jolie to help an Iranian 19-year-old girl who received 10 years prison sentence for using makeup & Photoshop to turn herself into Angelina.
“Islamic Republic has a history of tormenting women. We need to be united against this gender apartheid.”
Tabar rose to prominence in 2015 when she was reported to have underwent 50 surgeries to make her look like the Oscar winning actress.
She later confirmed her haunting look was mostly was achieved through make-up and editing in a pre-trial television interview.
According to local reports Tabar said it was a childhood dream to be famous and that she persevered with Instagram fame despite her family’s reservations.
In 2019, Sahar unveiled her natural look for the first time, sharing a side-by-side snaps of her pre and post transformation.
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