Beautiful Actresses With Ivy League Degrees


Not all of us were born with gift of good looks or incredible intelligence. Some of us were born with one quality, but perhaps not the other. There are a few people who were lucky enough to be endowed with both brains and beauty. Check out our gallery to find out whom.

1. Natalie Portman

Famous for portraying Queen Amidala in the Star Wars Trilogies, you can bet that one of her most cherished achievements is graduating from Harvard University with a degree in neuroscience and psychology.


2. Kate Beckinsale

This British beauty is one you may want to travel the world with. Fluent in Fluent in French, Russian, and German, she studied French and Russian Literature at Oxford University.

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3. Jennifer Connelly

A classic beauty, she studied English at Yale for two years before transferring to Stanford University to obtain a degree in Drama.


3. Cindy Crawford

She was the valedictorian of her class before obtaining a degree in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.


4. Aisha Tyler

Getting her start on the E! show, Talk Soup. She received a degree in Government with a minor in Environmental Policy from Dartmouth University. She is also fluent in French, Russian, and Swahili.

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5. Elizabeth Banks

A successful actress and film director, she honed her boss lady skills at the University of Pennsylvania.


6. Rashida Jones

With brains, beauty and a sense of humor, she was part of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University, eventually graduating with a degree in Religion and Philosophy.



7. Emma Watson

As if making millions from the Harry Potter franchise was not enough, Emma was accepted into prestigious Brown University.


8. Maggie Gyllenhaal

This born and bred west coast girl, packed everything up and moved to NYC to study literature and Eastern Religions at Columbia University.
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9. Claire Danes

Famous for her portrayal of teenage angst, Danes took a break from acting to attend Yale University. Fun fact, director Oliver North wrote her a recommendation letter.


10. Mindy Kaling

Funny girl Mindy Kaling graduated with a degree in Playwriting from Dartmouth University.


11. Mira Sorvino

During her time at Harvard University, she studied abroad in Beijing, China for one year. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and graduated with a degree in East Asian Studies.