Yasmin Aga Khan

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Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (b. December 28, 1949 in Lausanne, Switzerland) 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.

Philanthropic activities

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...
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