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Famous Vassar College Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 31.5k views290 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Vassar College and be of some renown.

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

A list made up of graduates like Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Vassar College?” and “Which celebrities are Vassar College alumni?”
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    Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Anne Hathaway

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age37

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Meryl Streep

    Spokesperson, Actor

    Age71

    BirthplaceSummit, New Jersey, United States of America

    Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Jane Fonda

    Activist, Television producer

    Age82

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an American actress, political activist and... more on Wikipedia

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    Ethan Zohn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Ethan Zohn

    Actor, Athlete

    Age46

    BirthplaceLexington, Massachusetts, USA

    Ethan Zohn (born November 12, 1973), is a motivational speaker, a former American professional... more on Wikipedia

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    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    AgeDec. at 65 (1929-1994)

    BirthplaceSouthampton, New York, United States of America

    Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier ; July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was First Lady of... more on Wikipedia

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    Lisa Kudrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Lisa Kudrow

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age57

    BirthplaceEncino, California, United States of America

    Lisa Valerie Kudrow (; born July 30, 1963) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Anthony Bourdain

    Television producer, TV chef

    Age64

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Anthony Michael Bourdain (; June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Justin Long is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Justin Long

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age42

    BirthplaceFairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

    Justin Jacob Long (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor, comedian and humorist known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Jay Severin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Jay Severin

    Political Consultant

    Age69

    BirthplaceHudson Valley

    Jay Severin (born James Thompson Severino III) is an American political talk radio... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Edna St. Vincent Millay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    AgeDec. at 58 (1892-1950)

    BirthplaceRockland, Maine

    Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American poet and... more on Wikipedia

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    Martha R. Ingram is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
    Martha Robinson Rivers Ingram (born August 20, 1935) is an American billionaire businesswoman... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Grace Hopper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Grace Hopper

    Programmer, Mathematician

    AgeDec. at 86 (1906-1992)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (née Murray December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Ruth Benedict is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Ruth Benedict

    Anthropologist

    AgeDec. at 61 (1887-1948)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Ruth Fulton Benedict (June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Andy Towle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Age53

    Andy Towle ) is an American blogger and media commentator based in New York City. Towle, who... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Urvashi Vaid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Age61

    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Urvashi Vaid (born 8 October 1958) is an American LGBT rights activist.
  • 16
    Ellen Swallow Richards is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    AgeDec. at 69 (1842-1911)

    BirthplaceDunstable, Massachusetts

    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (December 3, 1842 – March 30, 1911) was an industrial and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Mary Oliver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Mary Oliver

    Poet, Author

    Age85

    BirthplaceMaple Heights, Ohio

    Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American poet who won the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Elizabeth Bishop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Elizabeth Bishop

    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1911-1979)

    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts

    Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an American poet and short-story... more on Wikipedia
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    Patricia Goldman-Rakic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
    Patricia Goldman-Rakic ( rə-KEESH; née Shoer, April 22, 1937 – July 31, 2003) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Mike D is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Mike D

    Film Score Composer, Songwriter

    Age54

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Michael Louis Diamond (born November 20, 1965), better known as Mike D, is an American rapper... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Hope Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Hope Davis

    Actor

    Age56

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, United States of America

    Hope Davis (born March 23, 1964) is an American actress. She has starred in films such as... more on Wikipedia
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    Evelyn Venable is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Evelyn Venable

    Actor, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 80 (1913-1993)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Evelyn Venable (October 18, 1913 – November 15, 1993) was an American actress. In addition to... more on Wikipedia
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    Lucy Burns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Lucy Burns

    Editor, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 87 (1879-1966)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Lucy Burns (July 28, 1879 – December 22, 1966) was an American suffragist and women's rights... more on Wikipedia
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    Elizabeth Bentley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni
    Elizabeth Terrill Bentley (January 1, 1908 – December 3, 1963) was an American spy and member... more on Wikipedia
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    Lisa Zane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Vassar College Alumni

    Lisa Zane

    Songwriter, Actor

    Age59

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Lisa Zane (born Elizabeth Frances Zane; April 5, 1961) is an American actress and singer.
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