15 Super Smart Celebrities ...


Smart celebrities might seem like a contradiction in terms, but that's not entirely fair.

The two things aren't mutually exclusive, and there are actually some pretty clever famous people.

Many have studied at an advanced level, and some have a very high IQ.

So here are just some of the smart celebrities out there ...

1. Lily Cole

Lily Cole

Model Lily Cole clearly has plans for her future, which is smart when you're in a profession based on your looks.

Not only is she moving into acting (yes, the old model-turned-actress cliche), but she's also obtained a first-class degree from Cambridge University.

2. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is well-known for being on the list of smart celebrities.

Although I'm not much of a fan of her acting, I do admire her brain.2

Natalie has a degree in psychology from no less an institution than Harvard - that´s pretty impressive.

3. Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren

Action star Dolph Lundgren is probably the last person you'd have put on a list of smart celebrities.

But you'd be wrong!

Dolph has a master´s degree in chemical engineering, and won a Fulbright scholarship to the prestigious MIT.2

How many of us can boast those achievements?

4. Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

Actress Jayne Mansfield was known for being a "blonde bombshell", and thus stereotyped as not being blessed with brains.

However, she proved that looks and intelligence can go together.

Jayne spoke five languages, and had a very high IQ.

5. Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

The director dropped out of high school at age 16, and given his subsequent successful career you may think that he didn't need qualifications.2

Reportedly, Tarantino has a massive IQ of 160, which if true would put him among the very smartest celebs!

6. James Franco

James Franco

How many celebrities have PhDs?

Indeed, how many people outside the celebrity world have a doctorate?

Well, actor James Franco is working on his PhD at Yale.2

I wonder if he'll be credited in film roles as Dr.

James Franco - that would be cool!

Jennifer Connelly
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