Sajida Talfah Biography
(Wife of Saddam Hussein)
Birthday: June 24, 1937 (Cancer)
Born In: Tikrit, Iraq
Sajida Talfah is the widow and first cousin of deceased Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. She is the mother of his two sons, Uday and Qusay as well as his three daughters, Rana, Raghad, and Hala. Talfah is the daughter of Saddam Hussein’s uncle, Khairallah Talfah. Before her arranged married to the former president, she worked as a teacher in a school. She hardly appeared with Hussein in public so her existence remained ambiguous to Iraqi people for most of the time. However, after Hussein married another woman, several pictures and videos of him with Talfah emerged in the Iraqi media. These were intended to display to the public that Hussein’s family life was not strained due to his second marriage. Talfah, who now supposedly lives in Qatar, was featured in the BBC drama titled ‘House of Saddam’. In this movie, her character was played by Iranian-American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo. According to some news reports, Talfah is placed at #16 in the Iraqi government's most wanted list.