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Famous Bryn Mawr College Alumni

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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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    AgeDec. at 96 (1907-2003)

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60...  more

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    Jacqueline Mars



    Jacqueline Mars (born October 10, 1939) is an American heiress and investor. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the...  more
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    Drew Gilpin Faust

    Historian, Professor


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust (born September 18, 1947) is an American historian and was the 28th President of Harvard University, the first woman to serve in that role. Faust is the former dean of...  more
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    Ana Patricia Botin



    BirthplaceSantander, Spain

    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

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 81 (1898-1979)

    BirthplaceSchenectady, New York

    Katharine Burr Blodgett (January 10, 1898 – October 12, 1979) was an American physicist and chemist known for her work on surface chemistry, in particular her invention of "invisible" or...  more
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    Paula Vogel

    Writer, Playwright


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Paula Vogel (born November 16, 1951) is an American playwright who received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned to Drive. A longtime teacher, Vogel spent the bulk of her...  more

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    AgeDec. at 79 (1902-1981)

    BirthplaceFort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Ann Harding (August 7, 1902 – September 1, 1981) was an American theatre, motion picture, radio, and television actress. A regular player on Broadway and in regional theater in the 1920s, in the...  more
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    Daniel Dae Kim

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceBusan, South Korea

    Daniel Dae Kim (Korean: 김대현; born Kim Dae-hyun on August 4, 1968) is a Korean-American actor, voice actor, and producer. He is known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii...  more

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    Ellen Kushner

    Radio personality, Writer


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Ellen Kushner (born October 6, 1955) 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...  more
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    AgeDec. at 83 (1919-2002)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Mary Meigs (April 27, 1917 – November 15, 2002) was an American-born painter and writer....  more
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    Mina Bissell


    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    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 matrix,...  more
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    Jeannine Oppewall

    Scenic Designer, Film Art Director


    BirthplaceUxbridge, Massachusetts

    Jeannine Claudia Oppewall (born November 28, 1946) 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...  more
  • 13

    A. S. Byatt

    Poet, Novelist


    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Dame Antonia Susan Duffy HonFBA (née Drabble; born 24 August 1936), known professionally as A. S. Byatt ( BY-ət), is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper...  more

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    Kaity Tong

    Journalist, Actor


    BirthplaceChina, Qingdao

    Kaity Tong (Chinese: 董恺悌; pinyin: Dǒng Kǎitì; born July 23, 1947) is a Chinese-born American broadcast journalist. She has been a television news anchor in New York City since 1981....  more
  • 15

    Fatima Siad

    Fashion Model


    BirthplaceMogadishu, Somalia

    Fatima Siad (Somali: Fadumo Siyaad, Arabic: فاطمة سياد‎) (born December 17, 1986) is a Ethiopian-Somali fashion model. Raised in Boston, Massachusetts, she placed third on America's Next Top Model,...  more
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    BirthplaceHyde Park, New York

    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 Memorial...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Allyson Young Schwartz (born October 3, 1948) is an American politician and a former member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, serving from...  more
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    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 in...  more
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    BirthplaceHeidelberg, Germany

    Hanna Holborn Gray (born October 25, 1930) is an American historian of Renaissance and Reformation political thought and Professor of History Emerita at the University of Chicago. She served as...  more
  • 21

    Martha Gellhorn

    Journalist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1908-1998)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Martha Ellis Gellhorn (November 8, 1908 – February 15, 1998) was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist who is considered one of the great war correspondents of the 20th century. She...  more
  • 22

    Sherry Ortner



    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Sherry Beth Ortner (born September 19, 1941) is an American cultural anthropologist and has been a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at UCLA since 2004. ...  more
  • 23

    Paul Rehak


    AgeDec. at 50 (1954-2004)

    Paul Rehak (March 8, 1954 – June 5, 2004) was an American archaeologist. Rehak's research interests extended from prehistoric and Classical Greece to Imperial Rome. Rehak was born in Ann Arbor,...  more
  • 24

    Sarah Jones

    Poet, Actor


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Sarah Jones is an American playwright, actress, and poet. Called "a master of the genre" by The New York Times, Jones has written and performed four multi-character solo shows, including Bridge &...  more
  • 25

    Alice Rivlin



    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Alice Mitchell Rivlin (born Georgianna Alice Mitchell; March 4, 1931 – May 14, 2019) was an American economist and budget official. She served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Director of the...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Bryn Mawr College and be of some renown.