We live in a world where we know every superficial thing about our favorite celebrities; what they eat, who they date, what they wear. Our society puts so much emphasis on material things that we loose value in people’s intelligence. There are so many idiots that are famous in this generation. Countless uneducated reality stars are viewed as more successful than people who have worked hard to earn an education and to make an honest living. It’s sad to think that Hollywood is filled with brilliant minds like Emma Watson, and yet we choose to focus instead on Kim Kardashian. There are so many celebrities that are household names because of their beauty or body of work and somehow the world has no idea how brilliant their minds are.
The following ten celebrities are all extremely well known, extremely talented and most importantly Extremely intelligent. Their success in show business has taken away from their academic success, however the following ten celebrities are what we call the complete package. They have used their talent to get them to where they are and have used their intelligence to stay there.
We as a society should start putting more emphasis on what is inside people’s heads as opposed to what is on them or under them. Beauty fades, but our minds are the true legacies we leave behind.
10. Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino is an incredible talent. The actor, producer and writer has been involved in some incredible movies such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Inglorious Bastards. Tarantino, like many creative minds, had trouble succeeding in school, which forced him to make a choice and drop out. He decided to focus on his writing and it has paid off drastically. What many people don’t know about Tarantino is how intelligent he really is. Tarantino has an extremely high IQ; actually he and Stephen Hawking both have an IQ of 160, which can give you an idea of how smart Mr. Quentin really is.
Shakira is a Latin pop sensation who managed to make herself a household name in North America. The singer, mother and former judge of The Voice has been ridiculed on numerous occasions in regards to her song lyrics. Shakira’s lyrics do not always translate so well to English and have given the world the impression that she is not as intelligent as she is. However, this talented beauty is far from dumb. This sexy mother speaks not one, not two, but five languages and has an IQ of 140. Shakira really does have it all – brains, talent and the obvious beauty.
8. Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino is known for being casts as an airhead. She and Lisa Kudrow almost defined airheads in the incredibly funny movie Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion. Although Sorvino is an Academy Award-winning actress, the world views her as a stereotypical “dumb blonde” which is the farthest thing from the truth. Mira Sorvino graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, earning her degree in Chinese. The actress and mother of four is passionate about the Chinese culture and speaks the language fluently. This superstar is a force to be reckoned with. Hopefully she’s passing her knowledge down to her children.
7. Lisa Kudrow
Here is another actress who is known for playing ditzy characters. Although she starred in Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion alongside Mira Sorvino, Kudrow made her mark as a “ditz” in the iconic television show Friends where she played the free-spirited and flaky Phoebe Buffay. Kudrow in reality is extremely different from her character on Friends. Lisa Kudrow is the daughter of a doctor, which is why science always came naturally to her. Although she was never passionate about sciences, Kudrow still earned her degree from the well known and prestigious Vassar University in science.
6. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is a stunning actress who grew up in show business. Although she may seem like your average celebrity, she is not. Although she began her career as a child star, she always had a desire to be in school. Portman graduated from Harvard University in 2003, earning her degree in psychology. She was an extremely focused student and put her studies above all else (including her acting career). Natalie Portman is definitely a force to be reckoned with, she is one of the only people in the world who has both a degree from Harvard and an Academy Award. Pretty cool, Natalie!
5. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler has made an entire career out of playing stupid characters in movies without much substance. Although the world loves a good Adam Sandler movie, the world also thinks he is kind of dumb. What most of the world does not know about Sandler is that he is an extremely intelligent and sensitive guy. Adam Sandler is also an educated man, his family always put emphasis on schooling and he was sure to finish his degree before embarking on his journey in the world of fame. Sandler holds a degree in Fine Arts from New York University. This funny guy has the world fooled thinking that he is just another Hollywood comedian.
4. Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford is by far one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her flawless features and signature mole is what this super model is best known for. However, what most people don’t know is how intelligent Crawford is. Before she was a model, Cindy Crawford was in college studying to be a chemical engineer. Sadly, even with her scholarship to Northwestern University, she was still short of her tuition. To her surprise, Crawford started modeling to pay for her education, until the day she realized that she had the potential to make more money modeling then she would ever make as a chemical engineer. We think she made the right choice.
3. Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone has everything; fame, beauty, talent, brains and the secret to staying young forever. The actress, producer and former model is best known for her talent and beauty. Stone, who does not look a day over 40, is 57 years young and has some of the best genes in the world. Not only is she stunning, Sharon Stone is ridiculously intelligent. The American beauty has an IQ of 160 which is the same as Stephen Hawking and Quentin Tarantino. However, that is not all. Stone was admitted to Edinboro University which is located in Pennsylvania. What’s crazy is that she was admitted at the age of 15. Now that is having brains and beauty!
2. Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale is a talented British actress who just so happens to be one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. This stunner has been around the world of fame since 1991 and has earned her spot in Hollywood playing in films such as Serendipity, Van Helsing and Underworld. Like most beautiful women in Hollywood, the world sees Beckinsale as just another pretty face on film. However, this leading lady is more than just a beautiful movie star. Kate Beckinsale is extremely intelligent and reads both Russian and French Literature. The star attended Oxford University before deciding to pursue a career in show business.
Lets be honest, on the outside Kesha is just a hot mess. The singer and performer is known for her out-of-the-box thinking and unique music. In 2010, a cover story in Seventeen Magazine revealed that Kesha was practically a genius; yes you read that right! Kesha actually has an IQ of 140 and claimed to have scored nearly perfect on her SATs with 1500. Before Kesha found fame, she was offered a scholarship to a well-known and prestigious university to study psychology. However, Kesha was not ready to live a cookie cutter life. Instead she dropped out of high school at 17 to follow her dreams of fame and it has paid off dramatically for her.