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

List of famous alumni from Bryn Mawr College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Bryn Mawr College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Bryn Mawr College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Bryn Mawr 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 Bryn Mawr College.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Katharine Hepburn and Maggie Siff.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bryn Mawr College?” and “Which celebrities are Bryn Mawr College alumni?”

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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Actor Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a ...more

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Jacqueline Mars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Businessperson Jacqueline Mars is the daughter of Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated. In 2014, Forbes has described Mars as the ...more

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Drew Gilpin Faust is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Historian, Professor Drew Gilpin Faust, an American historian and professor, is the first female president of Harvard University. A veteran Ivy League professor and administrator, Faust is known especially for her ...more

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Ana Patricia Botin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Businessperson Ana Patricia Botin is the the head of investment banking for Spain's largest bank, Banco Santander. She is the current chairman of Banesto and considered by Forbes Magazine as one of the most ...more

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Katharine Burr Blodgett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Physicist, Inventor Katharine Burr Blodgett was the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge in 1926. After receiving her master's degree, she was hired by General Electric, ...more

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Paula Vogel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Writer, Playwright, Teacher Paula Vogel is an American playwright and university professor. She received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, How I Learned to Drive.

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Ann Harding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Actor Ann Harding was an American theatre, motion picture, radio, and television actress.

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Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Daniel Dae Kim is an American actor, producer, and director. Kim is best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of ...more

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Ellen Kushner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Radio personality, Writer Ellen Kushner is an American writer of fantasy novels. From 1996 until 2010, she was the host of the radio program Sound & Spirit, produced by WGBH in Boston and distributed by Public Radio ...more

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Mary Meigs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Writer Mary Meigs was an American-born painter and writer.

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Mina Bissell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Scientist Mina J. Bissell is an Iranian-American biologist known for her research on breast cancer. In particular, she has studied the effects of a cell's microenvironment, including its extracellular ...more

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Jeannine Oppewall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Scenic Designer, Film Art Director, Production Designer Jeannine Claudia Oppewall is an American film art director. She has worked on more than 30 movies in such roles as production designer, set decorator and set designer, and has four Academy Award ...more

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A. S. Byatt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author Dame Antonia Susan Duffy, DBE, known as A. S. Byatt, is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers ...more

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Kaity Tong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Journalist, Actor Kaity Tong is a Chinese-born American broadcast journalist. She has been a television news anchor in New York City since 1981.

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Fatima Siad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Fashion Model Fatima Siad is a Somali-Ethiopian fashion model. Raised in Boston, Massachusetts, she placed third on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 10.

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Joan Slonczewski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Author Joan Lyn Slonczewski is an American microbiologist at Kenyon College and a science fiction writer who explores biology and space travel. Her books have twice earned the John W. Campbell award ...more

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Allyson Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Politician Allyson Young Schwartz is a former member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, serving from 2005-2015. She is a member of the Democratic ...more

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Joan Breton Connelly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Archaeologist Joan Breton Connelly is an American classical archaeologist and Professor of Classics and Art History at New York University. She is Director of the Yeronisos Island Excavations and Field School ...more

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Marielle Hsu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni

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Hanna Holborn Gray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Historian Hanna Holborn Gray, is a historian of Renaissance and Reformation political thought and former president and professor of history emeritus at the University of Chicago.

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Martha Gellhorn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Writer Martha Ellis Gellhorn was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist, who is considered one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. She reported on virtually every major ...more

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Sherry Ortner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Anthropologist Sherry Beth Ortner is an American cultural anthropologist and has been a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at UCLA since 2004.

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Paul Rehak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Archaeologist Paul Rehak was an American archaeologist. Rehak's research interests extended from prehistoric and Classical Greece to Imperial Rome. Rehak was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he also ...more

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Sarah Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Poet, Actor, Playwright Sarah Jones is a Tony- and Obie Award-winning American playwright, actress, and poet. Called "a master of the genre" by The New York Times, Jones has written and performed four ...more

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Alice Rivlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Economist Alice Mitchell Rivlin is an economist and former U.S. Federal Reserve and budget official. She served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Director of the White House Office of Management and ...more

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Jeannette Piccard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Jeannette Ridlon Piccard was an American high-altitude balloonist, and in later life an Episcopal priest. She held the women's altitude record for nearly three decades, and according to several ...more

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H.D. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer Hilda "H.D." Doolittle was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist known for her association with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets such as Ezra Pound and ...more

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Lucy Taxis Shoe Meritt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Archaeologist Lucy Taxis Shoe Meritt was a classical archaeologist and a scholar of Greek architectural ornamentation and mouldings.

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Emily Vermeule is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Archaeologist Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule was an American classical scholar and archaeologist.

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Francine du Plessix Gray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Literary critic, Author, Writer Francine du Plessix Gray is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and literary critic.

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Marianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Poet, Writer Marianne Craig Moore was an American Modernist poet and writer noted for her irony and wit.

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Anastasia M. Ashman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Journalist, Writer Anastasia M. Ashman is an American author and cultural producer, a digital strategist and cofounder of global personal branding startup GlobalNiche.net

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Anna Louise Strong is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Journalist Anna Louise Strong was a 20th-century American journalist and activist, best known for her reporting on and support for communist movements in the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of

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Frederica de Laguna is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Anthropologist Frederica Annis Lopez de Leo de Laguna was an American ethnologist, anthropologist, and archaeologist influential for her work on Paleoindian and Alaska Native art and archaeology in the ...more

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Regna Darnell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Anthropologist Regna Darnell is a Canadian anthropologist known for her linguistic anthropological fieldwork with the Plains Cree of northern Alberta and with southwestern Ontario First Nations peoples as well ...more

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John D. Caputo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Philosopher John D. Caputo is an American philosopher who is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Villanova ...more

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Renata Adler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Novelist Renata Adler is an American author, journalist and film critic.

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Candace Pert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Scientist Candace Beebe Pert was an American neuroscientist and pharmacologist who discovered the opiate receptor, the cellular binding site for endorphins in the brain.

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Carmelita Hinton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Educator Carmelita Hinton was an American progressive educator. She is best known as the founder in 1935 of The Putney School, a progressive boarding school in Vermont.

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Nadia Abu El Haj is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Nadia Abu El Haj is an American academic with a Ph.D in Anthropology from Duke University. She is an associate professor of anthropology at Barnard College. The author of Facts on the Ground: ...more

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Cornelia Otis Skinner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor Cornelia Otis Skinner was an American author and actress.

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Elizabeth Gray Vining is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Librarian, Author, Writer Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining, was an American professional librarian and author who tutored Emperor Akihito of Japan in English while he was crown prince. She was also a noted author whose ...more

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Ilana Rovner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on July 2, 1992, and was confirmed by the U.S. ...more

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Anne Truitt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Artist Anne Truitt, born Anne Dean, was a major American artist of the mid-20th century. She married James Truitt in 1948, and she became a full-time artist in the 1950s. A protégée of ...more

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Dorothy Burr Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Archaeologist Dorothy Burr Thompson was a classical archaeologist and art historian at Bryn Mawr College and a leading authority on Hellenistic terracotta figurines.

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Jennifer Westhoven is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Journalist Jennifer Westhoven is an American reporter, currently a correspondent for HLN. She covers the economy, business, personal finance and money topics. She has been with the CNN network since 2000, ...more

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Edith Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Edith Hamilton Writer Edith Hamilton was a German-American educator and author who was "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist". She was sixty-two years old when The Greek Way, her first book, was ...more

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Harriet Brooks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Physicist Harriet Brooks was the first Canadian woman nuclear physicist. She is most famous for her research on nuclear transmutations and radioactivity. Ernest Rutherford, who guided her graduate work, ...more

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Ruth Cheney Streeter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Ruth Cheney Streeter Ruth Cheney Streeter was the first director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve. In 1943, she became the first woman to attain the rank of major in the United States Marine Corps ...more

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Elaine Hammerstein is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni
Actor Elaine Hammerstein was an American silent film and stage actress.