Lily Cole Graduates Top of the Class…More Celebrities with Beauty & Brains

Submitted by on Monday, 27 June 2011 | One Comment

British fashion model Lily Cole is not only blessed with gorgeous looks but has also proved that she has the brains to match after getting the she was awarded a double first class degree in History of Art at the prestigious UK university, Cambridge.

She was one of the top in her class to be awarded with the degree as she gained top marks in her first and final year of exams. However, the model hasn’t had it easy as she has had to juggle her modelling career and studying at the same time.

It is definitely a tremendous achievement as it not often that a student get a double first class degree and for Lily this was a bigger achievement especially as she has to concentrate on her career and studying. So what does the future hold for Lily? Well, it is understood that she will be pursuing her acting career especially as it has already kicked started with her role in Terry Gilliam’s fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus so we should expect to see more of of the doll-like fiery haired model in the future.

However it isn’t Lily who has been blessed with good looks and brains, check out our list of other actresses and models in the same category:

1. Natalie Portman (Hollywood Actress)

Finished high school with a 4.0 GPA. Attended Harvard University where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Also engaged in graduate studies at Hebrew University. Speaks Hebrew, French and Japanese fluently.

2. Aishwarya Rai (Bollywood Actress)

Was an a student at the prestigious Ruparel College in India (part of the University of Mumbai). Wanted to study medicine or zoology but ultimately ended up majoring in architecture. She is fluent in several languages including Hindi, Marathi, English and Tamil (her native tongue is Tulu).

3. Kate Beckinsale (Hollywood Actress)

Attended Oxford University (New College) studying French and Russian literature for 3 years. As a teenager she was a two-time winner of the W.H. Smith Young Writers’ competition for her short stories and poems. Is also fluent in French, German and Russian.

Do you know any other celebrities who have brains as well as beauty? Share you thought with us please!

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  • http://None. Sue Allen

    The actress Louise Lombard also studied English at Cambridge University.