Lauren Schuler

Film producer Lauren Schuler Donner announced that she has lupus. But that won’t keep her from continuing her success as one of the most successful female producers in Hollywood.

Her first feature film was the hit comedy Mr. Mom and she followed that up with two of the most popular “Brat Pack” movies of the 1980s: Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire. In the 1990s, Schuler Donner oversaw production on all three Free Willy films, Dave, You’ve Got Mail” and “X-men”.