1. Keira Knightley
When she was six, she would pretend being able to read in order to prevent her parents from finding out the truth. After a while though, they discovered her struggles and she got diagnosed with dyslexia.
2. Pablo Picasso
While this might come to a surprise, recent research has actually pointed out that people with dislexia tend to have a better understanding of space. Dyslexia could therefore account for the iconic painters’ abstract use of spaces.
3. Orlando Bloom
As Orlando quoted in an interview: “The gift of dyslexia was that I learned everything forward and backward, inside out, so I was fully prepared when it came to acting. I had to learn everything so that I wouldn’t have stage fright or the lines wouldn’t fall out of my mind. I was terrified that with my dyslexia, I would not be able to retain the dialogue. So I suppose I had a good handle on language, in a sense, at a young age.”
4. William Hewlett
William Hewlet was one of the founding fathers and eventual co-owner of Hewlett-Packard, whilst also suffering from dyslexia.
5. John Lennon
Thanks to his dyslexia, John Lennon was never a great student in school – but lucky for us, this led to him making music instead.