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

Examples of graduates on this list include Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sean Penn.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Santa Monica College?” and “Which celebrities are Santa Monica College alumni?”
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson

Age: 71

Birthplace: Thal, Austria

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American politician, actor, filmmaker, and former professional bodybuilder. He served as the ...more

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Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 44

Birthplace: Dunwoody, Georgia, United States of America

Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, and producer. Seacrest is known for hosting the competition show American Idol, the syndicated ...more

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Brooke Burke Charvet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Model, Actor, Broadcaster

Age: 47

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Brooke Lisa Burke (born September 8, 1971) is an American actress, dancer, model, and television personality. She is known as a Playboy model, hosting Wild On!, Rock Star (2005–2006), winning ...more

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Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 58

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, director and filmmaker. He has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the biopic Milk ...more

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Hilary Swank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is an American actress and film producer. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. Swank made her ...more

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David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Record producer, Businessperson, Theatrical producer

Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 81

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Candice Michelle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Wrestler, Model, Actor

Age: 40

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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Lorenzo Lamas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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Eric Braeden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Actor

Age: 74

Birthplace: Bredenbek, Germany

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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: Dec. at 54 (1956-2010)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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Penn Dayton Badgley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Age: 29

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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John Densmore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 74

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

John Paul Densmore (born December 1, 1944) is an American musician, songwriter, author and actor. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band the Doors, and as such is a member of the Rock ...more

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Merissa Mathes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 79

Birthplace: Moses Lake, Washington, United States of America

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Holly Madison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Television producer, Model, Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Astoria

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Rivers Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 48

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

Rivers Cuomo (; born June 13, 1970) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter of the rock band Weezer.  Raised in ...more

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Katee Sackhoff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Actor

Age: 38

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 50 (1948-1998)

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

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Gary Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Talk show host, Actor, Presenter

Age: Dec. at 74 (1938-2012)

Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Gary Ennis Collins (April 30, 1938 – October 13, 2012) was an American film and television actor and talk-show host.
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China Kantner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Songwriter, VJ, Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: California, United States of America

China Wing Kantner (born January 25, 1971) is an American actress of television, theatre and cinema. She is also a former MTV VJ, sometimes credited on-screen as China Slick Kantner.
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Laila Ali is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Manicurist, Actor, Athlete

Age: 41

Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America

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Duff McKagan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Duff McKagan Bassist, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 55

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

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Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Carlsbad, California

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Monica Lewinsky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Monica Lewinsky Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Psychologist

Age: 45

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Nathan Myhrvold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Santa Monica College Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 59

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

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