So they have fortune and fame. Some have beauty and access to the best that money can buy. But which Hollywood or international celebrities have brains? Quite a number are acclaimed business people due to the connections they have. Can we tell which ones have method to their madness? We will explore the book smarts of Hollywood by making a list of the top 10 smartest celebs.
10. Alicia Keys
She has a voice to die for and has a well documented professional musical career. She attended the Professional Performing Arts School from the age of 12 to hone her music skills. But few know that she gave up a scholarship at Columbia University to focus on her career.
9. Natalie Portman
Unlike Alicia Keys, the American-Israeli Portman completed her studies at Harvard University. She had a 4.0 GPA in high school and is fluent in 5 languages.
8. Quentin Tarantino
Although his performance career took off at a young age causing him to drop out of school, he recently scored an incredible MENSA IQ score of 160!
7. Kate Beckinsale
She not only attended college but received various awards during her time there. She studied Literature (French and Russian) at Oxford University, receiving the W.H. Smith Young Writers Award twice.
6. Cindy Crawford
If you didn’t know, Cindy could have ended up as a chemical engineer. After leaving high school with a 4.0 GPA, she went to Northwestern University for one semester before she quit, going into modeling.
5. Jodie Foster
She graduated magnum cum laude with a degree in literature from Yale. She soon joined acting afterwards and became a celebrity.
She has an impressive IQ of 140. Other than music she has attended History classes at UCLA proving her intelligence.
3. James Woods
The Family Guy actor matches his witty humor with an OQ of 160. He attended MIT but dropped out in his last year to pursue stage performance after meeting Ben Affleck’s father.
2. Jimmy Savile
He has an honorary PhD in Law from Leeds University. The late Savile is a legend in radio broadcast and led an eccentric life. His IQ was also at a legendary 159.
1. Stephen Fry
Although the list is dominated by women the men take the top position. Stephen Fry even hosts his own brainy show. The British actor is well-known for being a very intelligent character.