Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of the late screen actress Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Aga Khan, was born in Switzerland. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bennington College in Vermont.
Yasmin has one son, Andrew Embirlcos, born in 1985. She presently resides in both New York, and Park City, Utah.
Yasmin is a member of the Board of Directors serving as Honorary Vice Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association since 1981, which is headquartered in Chicago. She is the General Chair of the Rita Hayworth Gala’s which are held annually in New York and Chicago and the newly added Dallas Gala. Since their inception in 1984 she has helped to raise over $53 million for Alzheimer care, research and support. The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded more than $265 million in research grants since 1982.
Aside from working all year on the Rita Hayworth Galas, Yasmin serves as President of the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), which has over 71 Alzheimer association members around the world. Yasmin has helped to make the public aware of this
devastating malady through her many public appearances and published interviews.