Iranian actress ZAHRA AMIR EBRAHIMI faces jail and a public lashing after a Paris Hilton-style tape of her having sex with her boyfriend was leaked on the internet and released on DVD. The scandal has shocked fans of the 25-year-old in the deeply Islamic country, where sex outside marriage is illegal. Ebrahimi - one of the best known faces on Iranian TV - has been boycotted by networks and filmmakers and her career appears in ruins. Iranian chief prosecutor SAEED MORTAZAVI has also ordered a special investigation. He unnamed boyfriend, who is suspected of releasing the tape is currently being hunted after fleeing to Dubai. If he is found and returned to Iran, he faces a three year prison sentence and a $10,000 (GBP6,000) fine for breaching public morality laws. Ebrahami this week released a statement that reads, "I just want to my country's people to know I am alive. I am thinking about the strength of Iranian women and will defend the respect of the girls and women of my nation."