Famous Barnard College Alumni

List Rules
People on this list must have gone to Barnard College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Barnard College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Barnard College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Barnard College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Barnard College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Barnard College.

List is made up of many different graduates, including Joan Rivers and Lauren Graham.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Barnard College?” and “Which celebrities are Barnard College alumni?”
  • Joan Rivers
    Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
  • Cynthia Nixon
    Actor, Voice acting
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Martha Stewart
    Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Nutley, New Jersey, USA
  • Shari Lewis
    Film Producer, Screenwriter, Ventriloquist
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1933-1998)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
  • Lauren Graham
    Television producer, Novelist, Actor
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
  • Patricia Highsmith
    Crime writer, Novelist, Cartoonist
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1921-1995)
    • Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Catherine de Castelbajac
    Corporate trainer, Model, Writer
    • Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California
  • Eileen Ford
    Businessperson, Television producer
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Great Neck, New York, USA
  • Zora Neale Hurston
    Anthropologist, Novelist, Author
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1891-1960)
    • Birthplace: Notasulga, Alabama, United States of America
    • Age: Dec. at 96 (1910-2006)
    • Birthplace: Campgaw, New Jersey, USA
  • Margaret Mead
    Cultural Anthropologist, Anthropologist, Professor
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1901-1978)
    • Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Vinessa Shaw
    Model, Actor
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Christy Carlson Romano
    Songwriter, Musician, Author
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Milford, Connecticut, USA
  • Jamie Babbit
    Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Natalie Angier
    Journalist, Writer, Social activist
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
    Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Suzanne Vega
    Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1935-1991)
    • Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
  • Erica Jong
    Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
  • Helen Gahagan Douglas
    Politician, Actor, Singer
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1900-1980)
    • Birthplace: USA, Boonton, New Jersey
  • Laurie Anderson
    Musician, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: USA, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Ellen Kushner
    Radio personality, Writer
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
  • Chelsea Peretti
    Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Contra Costa, California, USA
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran