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

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

This list below has a variety of graduates, like Olivia de Havilland and Sofia Coppola, in it.

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

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Olivia de Havilland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Actor Olivia Mary de Havilland is a British-born American actress known for her early ingenue roles, as well as her later more substantial roles. Born in Tokyo to English parents, de Havilland and her ...more

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Phil Lesh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Bassist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Phillip Chapman Lesh is a musician and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career. After the band's disbanding in 1995, Lesh ...more

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Sofia Coppola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actress. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation, ...more

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Laurie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Musician, Screenwriter, Actor Laura Phillips "Laurie" Anderson is an American experimental performance artist, composer and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and ...more

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Jane Rule is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Jane Vance Rule, CM, OBC was a Canadian writer of lesbian-themed novels and non-fiction.

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Kathryn Harrold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Actor Kathryn Harrold is an American television and movie actress.

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Kathy Change is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Kathy Change Kathy Change was an American performance artist and political activist who killed herself in an act of self-immolation on the University of Pennsylvania campus in 1996. Born Kathleen Chang, she ...more

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Dave Brubeck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Musician David Warren "Dave" Brubeck was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including ...more

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Barbara Lee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Politician, Social Worker Barbara Jean Lee is the U.S. Representative for California's 13th congressional district, serving East Bay voters from 1998 to 2013 during a time when the region was designated California's 9th ...more

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Joanna Newsom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Songwriter, Pianist, Singer-songwriter Joanna Caroline Newsom is an American harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter and actress.

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Elizabeth Murray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Painter, Printmaker, Artist Elizabeth Murray was an American painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Her works are in many major public collections, including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum ...more

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Dorothy Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Businessperson, Violinist

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William Bolcom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Pianist, Author, Composer William Elden Bolcom is an American composer and pianist. He has received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Arts, two Grammy Awards, the Detroit Music Award and was named 2007 Composer ...more

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Dorianne Laux is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Writer Dorianne Laux is an American poet.

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Nathan Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Nathan Oliveira Artist Nathan Oliveira was an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor, born in Oakland, California to immigrant Portuguese parents. Since the late 1950s Oliveira has been the subject of nearly one ...more

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Ann Hould-Ward is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward is an American costume designer, primarily for the theatre and dance. She has designed the costumes for 19 Broadway productions. She won the 1994 Tony Award for Beauty and the

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April Glaspie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Diplomat April Catherine Glaspie is an American former diplomat and senior member of the Foreign Service, best known for her role in the events leading up to the Persian Gulf War of 1991.

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Christopher Willits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Artist Christopher Willits is an American musician and multimedia artist located in San Francisco. His music is electroacoustic in nature, in that both analogue and digital sounds are meshed into one.

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Steve Reich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician Stephen Michael Reich is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s. His innovations include using tape ...more

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Dixy Lee Ray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Politician Dixy Lee Ray was a scientist who served as the 17th Governor of the U.S. state of Washington. Variously described as idiosyncratic, and "ridiculously smart," she was the state's first ...more

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Jennifer Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Jennifer Bartlett Artist Jennifer Losch Bartlett is an American artist. Her work combines abstract and representational styles.

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Robert Arneson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Robert Arneson Artist Robert Carston Arneson was an American sculptor and professor of ceramics in the Art department at UC Davis for nearly three decades.

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Laleh Khadivi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Novelist, Filmmaker, Writer Laleh Khadivi is an Iranian American novelist, and filmmaker.

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Melissa Farley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Clinical psychologist, Researcher, Psychologist Melissa Farley Ph.D. is an American clinical psychologist and researcher and feminist anti-pornography and anti-prostitution activist. Farley is best known for her studies of the effects of ...more

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Trisha Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Choreographer, Dancer Trisha Brown is a postmodernist American choreographer and dancer.

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Greg Saunier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni

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Bonnie G. Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Bonnie G. Hill is President of B. Hill Enterprises, LLC, Los Angeles, California, a consulting company, and Co-Founder of Icon Blue, Inc., Los Angeles, California, a brand marketing company.

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Dana Vespoli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Pornographic actor, Screenwriter, Film Director Dana Vespoli is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and film director.

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Richard Wernick is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Richard Wernick Professor, Composer, Consultant Richard Wernick in Boston, Massachusetts is an American composer. He is best known for his chamber and vocal works. His composition Visions of Terror and Wonder won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for

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Annie Kozuch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer Annie Kozuch is an actress and singer.

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Kevin Blechdom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Kevin Blechdom is an American experimental electronic musician/performance artist from San Francisco, California.

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Daphne Gottlieb is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Poet, Writer Daphne Gottlieb is a Queer San Francisco-based performance poet. Critics have praised her work as "fierce," "unapologetic," "scorching" and "deliriously ...more

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Elaine Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Politician, Musician, Singer Elaine Brown is an American prison activist, writer, singer, and former Black Panther Party chairman who is based in Oakland, California. Brown briefly ran for the Green Party presidential ...more

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Janice Giteck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Janice Giteck Composer Janice Giteck is an American composer.

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Lee Hoiby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Lee Henry Hoiby was an American composer and classical pianist. Best known as a composer of operas and songs, he was a disciple of composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Like Menotti, his works championed ...more

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Noah Georgeson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Noah Georgeson Noah Georgeson is a musician, producer, and solo recording artist. Georgeson's debut album Find Shelter was released through Plain Recordings on November 28, 2006. Born, 1975 in San Anselmo, ...more

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Jay E. Welch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Musician Jay Evard Welch was an American musician who was a music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a longtime University of Utah professor, and founder of the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus, ...more

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Jade Snow Wong is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Jade Snow Wong Writer Jade Snow Wong was a Chinese American ceramic artist and author of two memoirs. She was given the English name of Constance, also being known as Connie Wong Ong.

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Amy X Neuburg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Composer Amy X Neuburg is an American composer, vocalist, and electronic musician. She holds a B.M. degree in voice from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a B.A. in linguistics from Oberlin College, and ...more

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Robert Moran is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Robert Moran is an American composer of operas and ballets as well as numerous orchestral, vocal, chamber and dance works.

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Kate Elliott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Kate Elliott is the pen name of American fantasy and science fiction writer Alis A. Rasmussen.

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Snatam Kaur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Snatam Kaur Snatam Kaur Khalsa, is an American singer and songwriter. Kaur performs Indian devotional music, kirtan, and tours the world as a peace activist. The name "Kaur", meaning ...more

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Pete Rugolo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Composer Pietro "Pete" Rugolo was an Italian-born American jazz composer and arranger.

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Larry Austin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Larry Austin Larry Austin is a United States composer noted for his electronic and computer music works. He was a co-founder and editor of the avant-garde music periodical Source: Music of the Avant Garde. ...more

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Dalene Grey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Instructor, Artist Dalene Gray is an artist and is an instructor at doddlebug, a crafts and classes store in San Anselmo, California.

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Mary Brooks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Mary Brooks Mary Elizabeth Thomas Peavey Brooks directed the United States Mint from September 1969 to February 1977.

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Anna Louizos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Scenic Designer, Art Director Anna Louizos is a film art director.

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Peter Gordon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Peter Gordon Musician, Composer Peter Gordon is an American experimental composer and musician, whose music draws from influences as diverse as jazz, opera, rock and world music. He has released several albums, and has also ...more

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Renel Brooks-Moon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Renel Brooks-Moon Announcer Renel Brooks-Moon is the public address announcer for the San Francisco Giants, as well as a local radio personality on 98.1 KISQFM. Brooks-Moon is currently the only female public address ...more

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Beate Sirota Gordon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Mills College Alumni
Beate Sirota Gordon Beate Sirota Gordon October 25, 1923 – December 30, 2012 was an Austrian-born American performing arts presenter and women's rights advocate. She was the former Performing Arts Director of the ...more