Penny loafers. Plaid skirts. Those tights! It’s easy to see why so many men have a thing for Catholic school girls. Sadly, their allure diminishes once they graduate… except for these fifteen babes. Read on to see what hotties went to Catholic school and are still driving men crazy - even though they’ve aged out of uniforms.
15 Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara attended Catholic school in her native Columbia. She admits to being the class clown, but said she never thought she would make a living out of it. Vergara was discovered by a photographer while frolicking on the beach as a teenager. This led to an opportunity to do a TV commercial for Pepsi – which she agreed to perform in only after the nuns at her school gave their permission. She recently married Joe Manganiello – another Catholic school alum. However, her taste in men wasn’t always so wholesome. She has been reported to have had a fling with a drug lord, as well as a relationship with a nightclub owner with ties to the mob who served six years in prison for murder. Tom Cruise is said to have tried to romance Vergara, but she wouldn’t bite as she didn’t want to abandon her Catholic beliefs for Scientology.
14 Camilla Belle
Actress Camilla Belle, best known for dating Joe Jonas rather than her work on the silver screen, comes from a devout Catholic family and attended Catholic school. Unlike many Hollywood starlets, she hasn’t sullied her image with hard-partying and has been known to eschew the L.A. lifestyle. After her relationship with Joe Jonas ended she rebounded with football player and devout Christian, Tim Tebow. Unfortunately, the match wasn’t made in heaven and the relationship was over before it started. Some speculated that his Baptist background was at odds with her Catholic beliefs.
13 Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell is one of the few stars that says she loved going to Catholic school. The only thing she didn’t like was when men honked their horns at her when she walked down the street in her uniform! During her Catholic school days, she excelled in theater and went on to make her mark on Broadway and on film. Bell is a self-described “good gal” who spends much of her energy on her husband, Dax Shepherd, and their two daughters. She is an advocate for animal rights, children’s issues and the use of vaccinations.
12 Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes graduated from an all-girls Catholic high school, which was also her mother’s alma mater. She was an A-student, and her father had hopes of her becoming a doctor. This was not to be as she left Columbia University to act on “Dawson’s Creek.” She also left the Catholic church – albeit temporarily – when she converted to Scientology during her marriage to Tom Cruise. Holmes and Cruise eventually split, with Scientology being rumored to have added tension to their marriage. Holmes has now returned to the Catholic church, and is reportedly sending her daughter (Suri Cruise) to Catholic school. Only time will tell what religion Suri will practice when she grows up, as Cruise’s adult children are devoted to Scientology.
Like many South Americans, singer Shakira was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school. Interestingly enough, she was rejected from her school’s choir as the instructor said she sounded like a “bleating goat.” Shakira is a woman of many talents, from singing to songwriting to dancing – and she has a genius level IQ. Her music shows great range, from a recording a duet with Beyonce to quoting the Lord’s Prayer in her song “How Do You Do You.” Shakira is a prominent figure in Latin America, speaking out on issues such as poverty; she also has spoken up over feeling “Catholic guilt” when she goes shopping. But the jury is out on how devout she is – and it’s easy to see why. The way she shakes her hips has garnered almost as much attention as Elvis Presley.
10 Kristin Cavallari
Kristin Cavallari, best known for being on the MTV hit “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” and for marrying well, briefly attended Catholic high school when she was an underclassman. She’s been dubbed “Catholic-lite” as she hasn’t commented much on her spirituality, not even after her brother unexpectedly died in December 2015. She has been vocal about promoting her new book, though, titled “Balancing in Heels; My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making It All Work.”
9 Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton, the famed heiress who is famous for nothing except making the term “sex tape” a household phrase, went to Catholic School…not that it did her any good! Her life has been checkered with drug abuse, failed romantic relationships and even a stint in prison. Not surprisingly, Hilton had a troubled academic career. She attended schools on both coasts, including a boarding school and a school for emotionally troubled teens. Hilton was even expelled from high school. She eventually dropped out of school altogether but managed to earn her GED.
8 Megan Fox
Megan Fox attended Catholic school for twelve years. She has reported that not only was she unpopular in school, but that she was an outcast. Still, she mustn’t be all that traumatized by her time in Catholic school as she dresses up as a sexy schoolgirl in the upcoming “TMNT 2” movie. Although Fox attended Catholic school, she was raised in the Pentecostal church and says that she began speaking in tongues around eight years old.
Madonna came from a devout Catholic family, so it’s no surprise she attended Catholic elementary school and middle school. It was there that she developed her penchant for shocking the people, including lifting up her uniform skirt and showing the boys her underwear. Though Madonna described her uniforms as “drab,” she was enchanted by the beauty of the crucifixes that the nuns wore. She would later turn the crucifix into a fashion staple. She has drawn the ire of the Catholic church throughout her long career, with her song “Like a Virgin,” her music video for “Like a Prayer,” and her personal life which includes promiscuity and divorce.
6 Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy, best known for her nude modeling in “Playboy,” went to Catholic school. According to McCarthy, she had a devout Catholic upbringing. She had a Jesus poster in her room and grew up wanting to be a nun…but everyone knows how that turned out. McCarthy has even cashed in on her Christian upbringing, writing the bestselling book “Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic.” In it, she tells hilarious stories about not wearing underwear to church and visits with her “free therapist” – her parish priest.
5 Jennifer Lopez
Before she was J. Lo, Jennifer Lopez spent her formative years in the Bronx attending Catholic school. By all accounts, she was not especially academically inclined but excelled at sports, including gymnastics, softball and track. It's also been reported that she was brought up to practice Santeria. And according to Leah Remini, Scientology tried to recruit Lopez as a member. As if that’s not confusing enough, there are also reports that Lopez practices some elements of Buddhism. Thus, it may be more accurate to say that Lopez practices “mixed faith,” which is popular with the celebrity crowd from Kathie Lee Gifford to Madonna.
4 Amber Heard
Amber Heard is known for two things: being bisexual and being married to Johnny Depp. She is also an actress, but no one seems to pay much attention to that part of her life. Another little-known fact about Heard is that she attended Catholic school. Neither the Catholicism nor the education seemed to take. Heard became an atheist after being introduced to the works of Ayn Rand; she also dropped out of high school.
3 Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper was expelled from more than one Catholic school. She told “Rolling Stone” that she abused by strict nuns. Lauper ended up dropping out of high school and earned her GED. She dropped her preppy duds in favor of mismatched clothing and a wacky red hairdo. The rest, as they say, is history. Lauper went on to shock the Catholic church with hits such as “She Bop” which is about masturbation and “You Don’t Know” which a song about gays coming out.
2 Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is almost as well-known for eccentric costumes as she is her music. She’s worn dresses made of everything from meat to Kermit the Frog puppets. But before she was a megastar, her outfits were more of the plaid variety. Lady Gaga attended one of New York’s most prestigious (and expensive) Catholic schools, with schoolmates such as the Hilton sisters. She had a fairly typical high school career, as she admitted to being studious, performing in school plays and even being bullied. It wasn’t until she graduated from Catholic school and completed a brief stint at NYU that Lady Gaga revealed her wild side and her career took off. Today, it’s hard to imagine a prim and proper version of her younger self, given her history of sensuous dancing, bisexuality and writing music with X-rated lyrics.
1 Kim Kardashian
It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian led a charmed life even before catapulting to fame with a sex tape and reality TV show. One of the perks she enjoyed was attending some of the best schools, including Catholic school. Yes, Kim K. wore an unfashionable uniform – back when she sported her original Armenian nose! Apparently the clergy didn’t put the fear of God into her, as she makes her living flashing her derriere for all to see, and is currently on her third marriage.