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Famous Miss Porter's School Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Miss Porter's School and be of some renown.

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

This list below has a variety of graduates, like Gene Tierney and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Miss Porter's School?” and “Which celebrities are Miss Porter's School alumni?”
  • 1

    AgeDec. at 65 (1929-1994)

    BirthplaceSouthampton, New York, United States of America


    Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier ; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of John F. Kennedy and was regarded then and afterward as an...  more

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  • 2

    Edith Bouvier Beale

    Socialite, Model

    AgeDec. at 85 (1917-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale (November 7, 1917 – January 14, 2002) was an American socialite, fashion model and cabaret performer. She was a first cousin of Jacqueline Onassis and Lee Bouvier...  more
  • 3

    Alice Hamilton


    AgeDec. at 101 (1869-1970)

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana


    Alice Hamilton (February 27, 1869 – September 22, 1970) was an American physician, research scientist, and author who is best known as a leading expert in the field of occupational health and a...  more
  • 4


    BirthplaceFort Riley, Kansas, USA


    Barbara Babcock (born February 27, 1937) is an American character actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Grace Gardner on Hill Street Blues, for which she won an Emmy Award for...  more
  • 5

    AgeDec. at 71 (1920-1991)

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA


    Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as a great beauty, she became established as a leading lady. Tierney was best known for her...  more

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  • 6

    Gloria Vanderbilt

    Fashion designer, Socialite


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Gloria Laura Vanderbilt (February 20, 1924 – June 17, 2019) was an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. She was a member of the Vanderbilt family of New York...  more


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  • 7

    Pema Chödrön

    Nun, Writer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Pema Chödrön (born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown July 14, 1936) is an American Tibetan Buddhist. She is an ordained nun, acharya and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Chödrön has written several...  more
  • 8

    Lilly Pulitzer

    Fashion designer, Designer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1931-2013)

    BirthplaceRoslyn, New York


    Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau (born Lillian Lee McKim; November 10, 1931 – April 7, 2013), better known as Lilly Pulitzer, was an American socialite and fashion designer. She founded Lilly Pulitzer,...  more
  • 9

    Elizabeth May

    Politician, Environmentalist


    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America


    Elizabeth Evans May (born June 9, 1954) is an American-born Canadian politician. May is leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands. An environmentalist,...  more
  • 10


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA


    Alternative NameMamie Gummer^! Natalie Stern

    Mary Willa "Mamie" Gummer (born August 3, 1983) is an American actress. She starred in the title role of The CW series Emily Owens, M.D. (2012–13), and played the recurring role of Nancy Crozier on...  more

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  • 11

    AgeDec. at 79 (1867-1946)

    BirthplaceSalem, Ohio


    Theodate Pope Riddle was an American architect. She was one of the first American women architects as well as a survivor of the Lusitania....  more
  • 12




    Dorothy Walker "Doro" Bush Koch (born August 18, 1959) is an American author and philanthropist. She is the sixth child and only living daughter of the late 41st President of the United States,...  more
  • 13

    Edith Hamilton


    AgeDec. at 96 (1867-1963)

    BirthplaceDresden, Germany


    Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 – May 31, 1963) was an American educator and internationally known author who was one of the most renowned classicists of her era in the United States. A graduate of...  more
  • 14

    Letitia Baldrige

    Expert, Public Relations Executive

    AgeDec. at 86 (1926-2012)

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida


    Letitia "Tish" Baldrige (February 9, 1926 – October 29, 2012) was an American etiquette expert, public relations executive and author who was most famous for serving as Jacqueline Kennedy's Social...  more
  • 15
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  • 16

    AgeDec. at 40 (1945-1985)


    Janet Jennings Auchincloss Rutherfurd (June 13, 1945 – March 13, 1985) was an American socialite. She was the half-sister of the former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Onassis and...  more
  • 17

    Cissy Patterson

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 64 (1884-1948)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois


    Eleanor Josephine Medill "Cissy" Patterson, Countess Gizycki (November 7, 1881 – July 24, 1948) was an American journalist and newspaper editor, publisher and owner. Patterson was one of the first...  more
  • 18

    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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  • 19

    Tracy Chapman

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America


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