Acting is one such profession where being beautiful is more important than being intelligent. Celebrities have a huge fan following in the society and people consider them role models and try to follow them in every step of their life. So it is an added bonus if the actors have good educational qualifications as this might inspire more people to go for higher studies.
Here is a list of 6 female actors who have aced in both the fields:
1. Natalie Portman
She is best known for her role in the psychological thriller,"Black Swan ", which fetched her an Academy Award for the Best Actress. Portman was the youngest Jury member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival. She graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Psychology and has proved that an actress can also be highly qualified.
2. Mayim Bialik
"The Big Bang Theory" actress was nominated four times for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy series. "Blossom", "The Secret Life of the American Teenager", and "Candid Camera" are few of her shows. Mayim has studied neuroscience, similar to her character in "The Big Bang Theory" in University of California, Los Angeles. She has also penned three books.
3. Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster is often remembered as a renowned actress of her generation. Foster was widely acclaimed for her portrayal of a rape survivor in "The Accused", for which she bagged several accolades. Although she had a few setbacks in her career, she earned an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.
4. Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd is best known for her leading role in "Ruby in Paradise ", "Norma Jean and Marilyn ", "Divergent, "Insurgent", to name a few. Judd became the first woman to narrate the opening for the telecast of "Kentucky Darby". She has a Masters degree in Public Administration.
5. Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow gained worldwide recognition as Phoebe Buffay in the series, "F.R.I. E.N.D.S", and received many accolades. She also won the Screen Guild Awards twice. Lisa's academic background surpasses Phoebe's character as she is much smarter in real life. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
6. Meryl Streep
Known for her versatile acting, Streep has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards. She is one of the six actors to win more than three Oscars. Yet, she was not satisfied in academics even after completing her BA cum laude in 1971. Streep enrolled in MFA at Yale University, School of Drama and completed the course successfully.
Guess they are all beauty with brains.