Being a blonde who constantly deals with comments about being a dumb blonde, I always look up to the women who prove that there is no such thing as a dumb blonde. They inspire me to embrace my hair color and my inteligence. I have no idea why people still have this idea that being blonde makes you stupid, but it certainly isnt true. And these women are testament to the fact that there is no such thing as a dumb blonde
Table of contents:
- reese witherspoon
- julia stiles
- claire danes
- hilary clinton
- marissa mayer – president of ceo of yahoo
- j k rowling
- alexa von tobel
1 Reese Witherspoon
Sure she may have given the impression of being a dumb blonde in Legally Blonde, but Reese Witherspoon proves there is no such thing as a dumb blonde. She has taken on such incredible roles as June Cash in Walk the Line or Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. Her critical acclaim shows that she sets her mind to her goals and carefully selects the roles she takes on. Not only is she acclaimed for her acting abilities, Witherspoon has taken it upon herself to make an impact in the world. She supports education for children around the world and helped immensely in assisting the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
2 Julia Stiles
You probably recognize her from 10 Things I Hate About Your or Save The Last Dance, but Julia Stiles' incredible academic achievements is why I love her so much. She graduated from Colombia University in 2005 with a degree in English Literature. And if her choice of a prestige school was not enough, I find that Stiles tends to lean toward characters that place the same emphasis on education that she did. In 10 Things I Hate About You, her character desires to live outside her sheltered suburbs and loves to dive into school work and novels. And in the Prince and Me, she was a girl who gave her college education as equal importance as her relationship with a prince.
3 Claire Danes
Similar to Julia Stiles, Claire Danes is an accomplished woman who proves there is no such thing as a dumb blonde. Although she had already been an acclaimed actress, she put her acting career on hold to attend Yale in 1998. Althought she dropped out after two years to continue her film career, there is no denying that Claire Danes is anything but smart. If she can get into Yale to begin with, she is further proof that there is no such thing as a dumb blonde
4 Hilary Clinton
Hilary Clinton is basically the most powerful woman in the current government, and it’s not only due to that fact that she is married to a former president. She has held a seat in the Senate, run for President, and was the Secretary of State under President Obama. If Hilary Clinton was a dumb blonde, do you think she could have accomplished all of this on her own?
5 Marissa Mayer – President of CEO of Yahoo
Brilliant blondes aren’t just involved in politics; some of them are leading the world's most powerful companies. Take Marissa Mayer for example, she is currently the President and CEO of Yahoo. Before that she was an executive and spokesperson for Google. She has been awarded honors such as being ranked #1 on Forbes list of 40 top business stars under 40. She was also the youngest exec to ever be listed in Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business at the age of 33. And she has done all of this while rocking beautiful blonde hair.
6 J K Rowling
Being a world-renowned writer and the first author to ever reach billionare status must include some level of intelligence, right? That is why J.K Rowling is one of the many women who prove that there is no such thing as a dumb blonde. Harry Potter is easily one of the most popular book series of our generations, and that is due to Rowling’s imagination and intelligence
7 Alexa Von Tobel
Alexa Von Tobel might not be the most well known blonde, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t absolutely brilliant. She is the founder and CEO of LearnVest, which is a personal financial website for women. She attended Harvard and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Psychology. She started her personal finance venture without taking a single class on finance at Harvard and has assisted countless women in managing their assets. She also the co-founder of an organization dedicated to helping fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.
While there are so many blonde women who have accomplished so much and changed the world, these area a few of my favorites. These women are just proof that your hair color is no indication of your intelligence or successes. What did you think of these women who prove there is no such thing as a dumb blonde? Who are other women who are blonde and brilliant? Do you think being blonde has any indication of your intelligence?
Sources: smartblondesclub.tumblr.com, en.wikipedia.org, biography.com, huffingtonpost.com,
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