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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 was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne ...more

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Politician
Benazir Bhutto was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan, serving two non-consecutive terms in 1988–90 and then 1993–96. A scion of the politically powerful Bhutto family, she was the eldest ...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 is an American author, attorney, and the current United States Ambassador to Japan. She is a prominent member of the Kennedy family and the only surviving child of ...more

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Debbie Ellison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Nude Glamour Model

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Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, ...more

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Gertrude Stein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Poet, Librettist, Author
Gertrude Stein was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays. Born in West Allegheny, Pennsylvania and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, making France her home ...more

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Adrienne Rich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Poet, Essayist, Writer
Adrienne Cecile Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was ...more

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Stockard Channing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Stockard Channing is a three-time Emmy and one-time Tony Award winning American stage, film and television actress. She is known for her portrayal of First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC ...more

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Mary Lasker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Activist, Art dealer
Mary Woodard Lasker was an American health activist and philanthropist. She worked to raise funds for medical research, and founded the Lasker Foundation.

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Mary White Ovington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Mary White Ovington was an American suffragist, Republican, journalist, and co-founder of the NAACP.

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Phyllis Schlafly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Activist, Author, Writer
Phyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly is an American constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, author, and speaker and founder of the Eagle Forum. She is known for her staunch social and ...more

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Margaret Atwood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Activist, Poet, Literary critic
Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias ...more

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Abigail Folger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Socialite, Social Worker
Abigail Anne Folger was an American socialite, volunteer, civil rights devotee, and member of the prominent Folger family. She was the great-granddaughter of J. A. Folger, the founder of Folgers ...more

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Elizabeth Holloway Marston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Editor, Psychologist, Author
Elizabeth "Sadie" Holloway Marston was an American psychologist. She was involved in various ways in the creation of the comic book character Wonder Woman in the early 1940s with her ...more

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Katha Pollitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Essayist
Katha Pollitt is an American feminist poet, essayist and critic. She is the author of four essay collections and two books of poetry. Her writing focuses on political and social issues, ...more

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Lindsay Crouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Lindsay Ann Crouse 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 President's Men. For her ...more

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Elizabeth Brewster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Writer
Elizabeth Winifred Brewster, CM was a Canadian poet and academic. Born in Chipman, New Brunswick, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Arts ...more

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Helen B. Taussig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Physician
Helen Brooke Taussig was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with developing the concept for a ...more

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Nancy Chodorow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Sociologist, Psychoanalyst
Nancy Julia Chodorow is a feminist sociologist and psychoanalyst. She has written a number of influential books, including The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of ...more

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Anne McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Anne Inez McCaffrey was an American-born Irish writer, best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. Early in McCaffrey's 46-year career as a writer, she became the first woman ...more

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Antonia Ax:son Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Businessperson
Antonia Ax:son Johnson (surname pronounced Axelson Johnson), born in New York City in 1943, is the fourth generation of the family company The Axel Johnson Group, founded by her great ...more

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Deborah Batts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Deborah A. Batts is a United States federal judge, currently serving on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In June 1994, Deborah Batts was sworn in as a Federal ...more

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Josephine Hull is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Actor
Josephine Hull was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage while taking some of her better known roles to film. She won ...more

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Sue Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Author, Writer
Sue Miller is an American writer who has written a number of best-selling novels. Her duties as a single mother left her with little time to write for many years, and as a result she did not ...more

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Laura Whitehorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Radcliffe College Alumni
Laura Jane Whitehorn was born in April 1945 to Lenore and Nathaniel Whitehorn of Brooklyn, New York. As a college student in the 1960s, she organized and participated in civil rights and ...more