Some of Hollywood’s most famous and beautiful women not only dazzle with their shrewdness and talent, but they’re also highly intelligent. They speak several languages and have studied at the best universities, from which they have graduated with honors, and, in addition, some of them are involved in charitable causes.
At Bright Side, we’re fans of girl power, and these unparalleled celebrities have broken the mold with their performances on screen and on stage, and we want to share them with you.
1. Meryl Streep
There isn’t a role that the award-winning powerhouse Meryl Streep hasn’t done stunningly well. She could be Batman if she wanted to. Considered by many critics to be the greatest actress alive, she is also a brilliant mind.
She has an IQ of 143, which means she is very intelligent. In fact, in the rankings, she is considered to be far superior.
2. Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz’s beauty and talent are absolutely evident, and so is her intelligence. The actress graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English literature. During her university years, she co-founded a student theater group called Cambridge Talking Tongues.
In addition to her remarkable professional career and having won a Golden Globe and an Oscar, she speaks 3 languages in addition to her native English.
3. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys is one of R&B’s most beloved singers and songwriters, but she is also one of Hollywood’s most admired intellectuals. Her IQ is 154. In addition, she graduated with the highest honors from a professional performing arts school at age 16 and was invited to Columbia University. However, she decided to follow the path of music instead.
In addition, in recent years, the singer has moved away from conventional show business. She participates in charitable organizations and always transmits positive energy to all those around her; not to mention that she decided to stop using makeup and retouching effects in her public image.
4. Jennifer Connelly
The talented Jennifer Connelly attended both Yale University and Stanford University. Yes, the actress is the conqueror of the Ivy League. In addition to winning a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, she is also Amnesty International’s Ambassador for Human Rights Education.
5. Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver is a superstar of the genre. Not only did she face the alien menace as Ellen Ripley and brave the battle in Galaxy Quest, but she also overcame a ghostly possession in Ghostbusters and ran around in a giant blue body in Avatar. But behind this intrepid film career (and more), the actress completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at Yale University.
The Colombian singer, super famous for her impressive stage moves, versatility, and cross-cultural dynamism, also has a superior IQ with a score of 140. Now we know why she has the ability to compose great songs, as well as the sensitivity to approach international audiences by mastering 6 languages.
7. Salma Hayek
The Mexican actress and producer has an intelligence index of approximately 144, in addition to dyslexia disorder. According to Forbes magazine, she is one of the richest women in the world, thanks to her business skills. In addition, she speaks 5 languages. Her beauty, talent, and intelligence are undeniable, but she is also an activist committed to women’s social and economic struggles.
8. Gina Rodríguez
The actress of Puerto Rican descent danced salsa until she was a teenager, at which age she was accepted into Columbia University’s Theatrical Collaborative. She attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. There, she trained for 4 years at the Atlantic Theater Company and Experimental Theatre Wing, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
9. Natalie Portman
Although she started on the acting path at a very young age, Natalie Portman’s parents and the actress herself knew that education was also important. In fact, she did not attend the premiere of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace because she was studying for her high school finals. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard University and studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She has been published twice in scientific journals, was a research assistant at Harvard, and is fluent in 5 languages. The actress’s IQ is 140.
10. Kate Beckinsale
The intelligent and beautiful British actress graduated with a degree in literature from Oxford University. It is known that she has an IQ of 152. According to data, an average person has an IQ between 85 and 115, but the actress’ score puts her in the top 1% of the population, which means she is considered “very gifted.” In addition to her mother tongue, she speaks several languages, including French, and German.
11. Emma Watson
We wondered if the British actress was stuck in the role of Hermione Granger, as she has an IQ of 138, which means she falls into the gifted category. Although her childhood and teenage years were spent on the set of the Harry Potter films, the young actress had classes 5 hours a day with tutors alongside her co-stars. She graduated from high school and, after taking a gap year, attended Brown University to major in English literature.
What other celebrities do you think are super smart and also stand out for their talent?