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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