Beauty Brains 9 Celebrities That Went Back to School ...


There are so many celebrities who took the time to go back to school but these women are sheer proof that you can have both beauty AND brains! From Tyra Banks to Ashley Judd, find out what these talented women studied, what schools they attended, and more! If you can think of any other celebrities to add to the list, leave their names in the comments!

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Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Tyra Banks has many accomplishments. She's been a Victoria's Secret Angel, the host of America's Next Top Model, the host of her own talk show, etc., but did you know that she's a Harvard grad? Back in 2012, she graduated after taking a 9-week management course in business at the prestigious university!


Emma Watson

Emma Watson Emma Watson, who skyrocketed into superstardom thanks to the Harry Potter movie franchise, made sure to step out of the limelight for a while and pursue an education. The actress and HeForShe leader attended Brown University and earned her bachelor's degree in English Literature just last year.


Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria Though she was a successful Hollywood actress, Eva Longoria went back to school because she couldn't think of a reason not to. She attended California State University and received her master's degree in Chicano Studies!


Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster A true testament to how important education is, Jodie Foster was a childhood star who faced some of the hardest obstacles in terms of being able to go to school. She became famous and still realized how important an education was. She attended Yale University and graduated at the top of her class.



Shakira As a jet-setting pop sensation, Shakira has performed in countless countries. Of course, through all the traveling, the singer developed a love for world history. She often studied the history and languages of the countries she visited! In 2007, when one of her summer tours ended, Shakira started taking courses in Western Civilization at the University of California. She used her middle and last name to avoid being recognized by her professor and classmates as a celebrity!


Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman Talk about beauty and brains! Even after achieving fame in Hollywood, Natalie Portman never forgot what truly matters: an education. She attended the prestigious Harvard University in 2003 and studied psychology and neuroscience. Pretty impressive, right?


America Ferrera

America Ferrera After finding major success as an undergraduate, America Ferrera left college in order to concentrate on her busy film and television career. Ten years later, the actress went back to school and enrolled at the University of Southern California, where she earned her bachelor's degree in International Relations. It might've taken ten years but getting it done is what matters, right?!


Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart Twilight star Kristen Stewart didn't let the limelight keep her from a college education. She started filming Twilight right before her 18th birthday, leading to massive fame before being able to enroll in school. So, she decided to go back when the Twilight franchise was over! The actress enrolled
at UCLA and took a course on English literature.


Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd Did you know that the Divergent star is a Harvard graduate? The 47-year old actress graduated from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2010 and received a master’s degree in public administration! I think it's so awesome that, even though her career is doing fantastic, she went back to pursue an education. It says a lot about the importance of school!

Let these awesome women inspire you! If you took some time off of school, know that it's never too late to go back. It might take awhile but it'll all be worth it in the end!

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Christy turlington did it too

Famous people believe they can do anything! Sometimes that's annoying, because you know they don't need loans or grants like the majority of us & some just get honorary degrees.

A class?!! I don't think taking one college class makes someone a "brain." I took A class in anatomy but that doesn't make me a doctor!

Love Emma Watson!

Emma is pretty smart like Hermione is in the Harry Potter movies. She probably realized that in the future if she wants a different career path then acting, that school is the way to go even if the major she chose wasn't the best.

Natalie Portman also knows how to speak 4 different languages fluently. She's quite impressive!

Great thanks for the article

Lol! "Taking a class" is hardly the same as going back to school. And being a celebrity with all the resources in the world isn't newsworthy. Try working full time, raising a child alone, and graduating with a Masters degree with a 3.9 GPA.

I love Emma and Kristen

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