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Famous Smith College Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Barbara Bush

    Barbara Bush



    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Barbara Pierce Bush (born Barbara Pierce; June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018) was the first lady of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Shelley Hack

    Shelley Hack

    Film Producer, Model


    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York, United States of America

    Shelley Marie Hack (born July 6, 1947) is an American model, actress, producer, and political... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Julia Child

    Julia Child

    Cook, Copywriter

    AgeDec. at 92 (1912-2004)

    BirthplacePasadena, California, United States of America

    Julia Carolyn Child (née McWilliams; August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Margaret Mitchell

    Margaret Mitchell

    Journalist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 49 (1900-1949)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American novelist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Nancy Reagan


    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins; July 6, 1921 – March 6, 2016) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 31 (1932-1963)

    BirthplaceJamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts

    Sylvia Plath (; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Patricia Wettig

    Patricia Wettig

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Patricia Wettig (born December 4, 1951) is an American actress and playwright. She is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Tammy Baldwin

    Tammy Baldwin

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962) is an American politician serving as the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Betty Friedan

    Betty Friedan

    Author, Actor

    AgeDec. at 85 (1921-2006)

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois

    Betty Friedan ( February 4, 1921 – February 4, 2006) was an American feminist writer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Maya Deren

    Maya Deren

    Poet, Lecturer

    AgeDec. at 44 (1917-1961)

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

    Maya Deren (April 29, 1917 – October 13, 1961), born Eleonora Derenkowska (Ukrainian:... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Bonnie Franklin

    Bonnie Franklin

    Television director, Actor

    AgeDec. at 69 (1944-2013)

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Bonnie Gail Franklin (January 6, 1944 – March 1, 2013) was an American actress, known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Julie Nixon Eisenhower

    Julie Nixon Eisenhower

    Spokesperson, Public Servant


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Julie Nixon Eisenhower (born July 5, 1948) is an American author who is the younger daughter... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Niki Tsongas
    Nicola Dickson "Niki" Sauvage Tsongas (; born April 26, 1946) is an American politician who... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Jerry Zaks

    Jerry Zaks

    Television director, Theatre Director


    BirthplaceStuttgart, Germany

    Jerry Zaks (born September 7, 1946) is an American stage and television director, and actor.... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Mimi Kennedy

    Mimi Kennedy

    Author, Actor


    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    Mary Claire "Mimi" Kennedy (born September 25, 1948) is an American actress, author, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Alice Parker

    Alice Parker



    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Alice Parker (born December 16, 1925, Boston, Massachusetts) is an American composer, arranger... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Amy Bloom

    Amy Bloom

    Psychotherapist, Psychologist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Amy Bloom (born 1953) is an American writer and psychotherapist. She has been nominated for... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Daisy Rooks

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    Diana L. Eck

    Diana L. Eck

    Professor, Writer


    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington

    Diana L. Eck (born 1945 in Bozeman, Montana) is a scholar of religious studies who is... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Jennifer Chrisler

    Jennifer Chrisler

    Jennifer Chrisler is the Executive Director of Family Equality Council (formerly Family Pride... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Gloria Steinem

    Gloria Steinem

    Magazine editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, United States of America

    Gloria Marie Steinem (; born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Laura D'Andrea Tyson

    Laura D'Andrea Tyson

    Professor, Economist


    BirthplaceBayonne, New Jersey, United States of America

    Laura D'Andrea Tyson (born June 28, 1947) is an American economist and former Chair of the US... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Yolanda King

    Yolanda King

    Spokesperson, Actor

    AgeDec. at 52 (1955-2007)

    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    Yolanda Denise King (November 17, 1955 – May 15, 2007) was an African American activist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Susan Lindauer

    Susan Lindauer

    Journalist, Author


    Susan Lindauer (born July 17, 1963) is an American antiwar activist and former U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Sally Quinn

    Sally Quinn

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia, United States of America

    Sally Sterling Quinn (born July 1, 1941) is an American author and journalist, who writes... more on Wikipedia