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

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Julia Child, Nancy Reagan and many more.

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

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Barbara Bush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Homemaker Barbara Bush (June 8, 1925 - April 17, 2018) was the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993 as the wife of George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st President of the United States, ...more

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Shelley Hack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor Shelley Marie Hack is an American model, actress, producer, and political and media advisor. Hack is best remembered for her role as Tiffany Welles in Season 4 of the ABC television drama ...more

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Julia Child is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Cook, Copywriter, TV chef Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of ...more

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Margaret Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was an American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind, for which she ...more

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Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Actor Nancy Davis Reagan is the widow of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Although she was born in New York City, her ...more

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Sylvia Plath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before ...more

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Patricia Wettig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Playwright Patricia Wettig is an American actress and playwright. She received three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Nancy Krieger Weston in the ABC television drama ...more

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Tammy Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 2nd ...more

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Betty Friedan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Author, Actor, Writer Betty Naomi Goldstein Friedan was a writer, activist and actress.

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Poet, Lecturer, Screenwriter Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a ...more

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Bonnie Franklin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Television director, Actor Bonnie Gail Franklin was an American actress, best known for her leading role in the television series One Day at a Time. She was nominated for Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Awards.

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Julie Nixon Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Spokesperson, Public Servant, Author Julie Nixon Eisenhower is the daughter of Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and Pat Nixon, former First Lady of the United States. She is the younger sister to Patricia ...more

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Niki Tsongas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Nicola Dickson "Niki" Sauvage Tsongas is an American politician and the current U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. From 2007 to 2013 she represented ...more

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Jerry Zaks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Actor Jerry Zaks is a German-born American stage and television director, and actor. He won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Drama Desk Award for directing The House of Blue Leaves, ...more

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Mimi Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Author, Actor, Writer Mary Claire "Mimi" Kennedy is an American actress, author, and activist, best known for her performances in the television comedies. She co-starred in a number of short-lived sitcoms, ...more

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Alice Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Conductor Alice Parker is an American composer, arranger and conductor. Many of her arrangements were done in cooperation with Robert Shaw.

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Amy Bloom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Author Amy Bloom is an American writer and psychotherapist. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Daisy Rooks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Historian

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Diana L. Eck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Professor, Writer Diana L. Eck is a scholar of religious studies who is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, as well as a Master of Lowell House and the Director of The ...more

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Jennifer Chrisler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Jennifer Chrisler Jennifer Chrisler is the Executive Director of Family Equality Council, the national LGBT families. Formerly Chrisler was an assistant to her current wife, former MA state Senator Cheryl ...more

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Gloria Steinem is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Magazine editor, Journalist, Screenwriter Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late ...more

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Laura D'Andrea Tyson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Professor, Economist Laura D'Andrea Tyson is an American economist and former Chair of the US President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. She also served as Director of the National ...more

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Yolanda King is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Spokesperson, Actor, Human rights activist Yolanda Denise King was an American activist and first-born child of Coretta Scott King and civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She was known also for her artistic and ...more

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Susan Lindauer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Journalist, Author, Social activist Susan Lindauer is an American journalist, antiwar activist and former U.S. Congressional staffer. She was charged with "acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government" and ...more

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Sally Quinn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Smith College Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Author Sally Sterling Quinn is an American author and journalist, who writes about religion for a blog at The Washington Post.