Even the famous get migraine………

Migraine is one of those illnesses which really does not matter who you are or where you come from……… or how much money you have……. you cannot buy your way out of this one……..Here are a few of the world’s famous Migrainers……. you may be surprised at how many great men and women there have been in history who had Migraine, yet achieved so much……Migaine can inspire people….its one of those illnesses which the outside world cannot see and if you have never had one; understand…… So Migraine sufferer depict their pain in others way.. Migraine has its own art movement.. it has inspired some great works…Figures from history

  • Vincent Van Gogh (painter) – (some think his painting technique was his aura – look at Starry Night)
  • Claude Monet (painter)
  • Michael John Coleman (artist)
  • Virginia Woolfe (Author)
  • Cervantes (author of the classic, ‘Don Quixote’)
  • Napoleon Bonaparte (military and political leader of France)
  • Julius Caesar ( Roman military and political leader)
  • Thomas Jefferson (past president of the USA)
  • Charles Darwin (English naturalist and author of ‘On the origin of the species’) – chronic migraineur
  • Albert Einstein (physicist)
  • Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth II)
  • Thomas Jefferson (President, and architect of the Declaration of Independence)
  • George Seurat (After which is named the Seurat effect, medical term used to describe the visual phenomena of scintillating aura aka scotoma)
  • Annie Glenn (wife of astronaut & Senator John Glenn)
  • Joan of Arc
  • Sigmund Freud (psychoanalyst)


  • Freddie Ljungerb (Footballer)
  • Ian Wright (Footballer)
  • Ryan Giggs (Footballer)
  • Ronaldo (Footballer)
  • Michael Dawson (Footballer)
  • Serena Williams (Tennis player) -spokesperson for the “RALLY for Menstrual Migraine” campaign.
  • Dwyane Wade (NBA) – wears tinted glasses on court
  • Freddie Ljungberg (Swedish Soccer) – been carried off the field during an attack
  • Percy Harvin (NBA) – cured via diet changes and physical therapy

Actors, models, actresses and TV presenters

  • Sammy Winward (Emmerdale)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, Sister Act)
  • Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives) – spokesperson for migraine treatment, Imitrex
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends) – used lidocaine as a migraine treatment,
  • Jessica Fox (Hollyoaks)
  • Hugh Jackman (X Men)
  • Ben Affleck (Armageddon)
  • Susan Olsen (Brady Bunch fame)
  • Elizabeth Taylor (Actress)
  • James Cromwell (Actor – Farmer in Babe)
  • Lee Grant
  • Dani Harmer (Actress – Tracy Beaker)
  • Ulrika Jonsson (TV presenter)
  • Philip Schofield (TV presenter)
  • Elle Macpherson (Model)
  • Holly Willoughby (TV presenter)
  • Hugh Jackman (Actor – Wolverine)
  • Viginia Madsen (Actress – Sideways) – Cured by Botox
  • Kristin (Actress – Glinda in the Good Witch)

Singers and music

  • Elvis Presley
  • Gareth Gates
  • Susanne Shaw (actress / singer)
  • Victoria Beckham (singer / designer)
  • Carly Simon(Singer) – managed them via diet
  • Loretta Lynn (country singer)
  • Janet Jackson – Has Vestibular migraine and has cancelled shows due to an attack

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