10. Sonia Rykiel
At the age of 66 French fashion designer, Sonia Rykiel found out she had Parkinson’s Disease. At first, she kept her condition a secret and continued to run the store and fashion label she started in 1968. When she stopped working she was 81 and decided to announce her diagnosis. Sonia Rykiel wrote a book entitled Don’t Forget It’s a Game, and she died from Parkinson’s complications in 2016.
Photo: Sonia Rykiel. Source: Youtube.