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

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

List ranges from Bonnie Raitt to Ursula K. Le Guin and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Radcliffe College?” and “Which celebrities are Radcliffe College alumni?”
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Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Pacifist, Lecturer, Author
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of ...more

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Politician
Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀُٽو‎; Urdu: [beːnəˈziːr ˈbʱʊʈ.ʈoː]; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and ...more

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Caroline Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Spokesperson, Editor, Politician
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born November 27, 1957) is an American author, attorney, and diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017. She is a prominent member ...more

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Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter, and activist. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums that incorporated ...more

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Gertrude Stein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Poet, Librettist, Author
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh and raised in Oakland, ...more

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Adrienne Rich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Poet, Essayist, Writer
Adrienne Cecile Rich (; May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of ...more

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Stockard Channing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Stockard Channing (born Susan Williams Antonia Stockard; February 13, 1944) is an American actress. She is known for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease (1978) and First Lady Abbey Bartlet on ...more

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Mary Lasker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Activist, Art dealer
Mary Woodard Lasker (November 30, 1900 – February 21, 1994) was an American health activist and philanthropist. She worked to raise funds for medical research, and founded the Lasker
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Mary White Ovington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Mary White Ovington (April 11, 1865 – July 15, 1951) was an American suffragist, journalist, and co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
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Phyllis Schlafly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Activist, Author, Writer
Phyllis Stewart Schlafly (; born Phyllis McAlpin Stewart; August 15, 1924 – September 5, 2016) was an American constitutional lawyer and movement conservative. She held staunchly conservative ...more
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Margaret Atwood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Activist, Poet, Literary critic
Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist. Since 1961, she has published seventeen ...more

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Abigail Folger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Socialite, Social Worker
The Tate murders were a mass murder, conducted by members of the Manson Family on August 8–9, 1969, of five adults, including Sharon Tate who was pregnant at the time. Four members of the Manson ...more
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Elizabeth Holloway Marst... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Editor, Psychologist, Author
Elizabeth Holloway Marston (February 20, 1893 – March 27, 1993) was an American attorney and psychologist. She is credited, with her husband William Moulton Marston, for the development of the ...more
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Katha Pollitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Essayist
Katha Pollitt (born October 14, 1949) is an American poet, essayist and critic. She is the author of four essay collections and two books of poetry. Her writing focuses on political and social ...more
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Lindsay Crouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Lindsay Crouse Actor, Voice acting
Lindsay Ann Crouse (born May 12, 1948) is an American actress. She made her Broadway debut in the 1972 revival of Much Ado About Nothing and appeared in her first film in 1976 in All the ...more
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Elizabeth Brewster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Writer
Elizabeth Winifred Brewster, (26 August 1922 – 26 December 2012) was a Canadian poet and academic.Born in Chipman, New Brunswick, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of ...more
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Helen B. Taussig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Physician
Helen Brooke Taussig (May 24, 1898 – May 20, 1986) was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston, who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with ...more
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Nancy Chodorow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Sociologist, Psychoanalyst
Nancy Julia Chodorow (born January 20, 1944) is an American sociologist, feminist psychoanalyst, and professor. Influenced by Freud, Chodorow has written a number of influential books in ...more
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Anne McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-born writer who emigrated to Ireland and was best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. Early in ...more

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Antonia Ax:son Johnson ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Businessperson
Antonia Margaret Ax:son Johnson (Swedish: [anˈtoːnɪa ˈakːsəlˈsɔn ˈjuːnˈsɔn]; born 1943) is the fourth-generation head of the family company Axel Johnson AB, founded by her great-grandfather in ...more
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Deborah Batts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Deborah A. Batts (born April 13, 1947) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In June 1994, Deborah Batts was sworn ...more
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Josephine Hull is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Actor
Marie Josephine Hull (née Sherwood; January 3, 1877 – March 12, 1957) was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage ...more
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Sue Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Author, Writer
For those with same or similar name, see Susan Miller (disambiguation).Sue Miller (born November 29, 1943) is an American novelist and short story writer who has written a number of best-selling ...more
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Laura Whitehorn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Laura Jane Whitehorn (born April 1945) is an activist. Whitehorn was born in Brooklyn, New York to Lenore and Nathaniel Whitehorn. As a college student in the 1960s, she organized and ...more
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Mina Bissell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Radcliffe 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