Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
(b. December 28, 1949 in Lausanne
) is an American Pakistani philanthropist
known for raising public awareness of Alzheimer's disease
She is the third child of Prince Aly Khan
and the second child of Rita Hayworth
(an American movie actress and Prince Aly Khan's second wife).
Childhood and education
Her early life was spent with her mother and her half sister, Rebecca Welles (daughter of Hayworth's marriage to Orson Welles
). Her half-brothers are His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV
and Prince Amyn Aga Khan.
She attended Buxton School
, a small boarding School in Massachusetts
. In 1973 she graduated from Bennington College
in the United States and was originally interested in operatic singing.
Influenced by the death of her mother, for whom she cared for many years, from Alzheimer's disease
, Yasmin Aga Khan serves on the Board of Directors, as Vice Chairman, Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association. She is also the president of Alzheimer Disease International
, a National Council Member of the Salk Institute
, and a spokesperson for the Boston University
School of Medicine, Board of Visitors. She also serves on numerous boards of the Aga Khan Foundation
. The 2009 documentary I Remember Better When I Paint
features a stirring interview with Yasmin Aga Khan describing how her mother took up... Read More