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Famous Vassar College Alumni

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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?”
  • 1
    Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway

    Actor, Voice acting


    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

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  • 2
    Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Spokesperson, Actor


    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

    Jane Fonda

    Activist, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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

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  • 4
    Ethan Zohn

    Ethan Zohn

    Actor, Athlete


    BirthplaceLexington, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 5
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    AgeDec. at 65 (1929-1994)

    BirthplaceSouthampton, New York, United States of America

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  • 6
    Lisa Kudrow

    Lisa Kudrow

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceEncino, California, USA

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

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  • 7
    Anthony Bourdain

    Anthony Bourdain

    Television producer, TV chef


    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

    Justin Long

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Fairfield, Connecticut

    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

    Jay Severin

    Political Consultant


    BirthplaceHudson Valley

    Jay Severin (born James Thompson Severino III) is an American political talk radio... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Edna St. Vincent Millay

    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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  • 11
    Martha R. Ingram
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  • 12
    Grace Hopper

    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
  • 13
    Ruth Benedict

    Ruth Benedict


    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


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  • 15
    Urvashi Vaid


    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Urvashi Vaid (born 8 October 1958) is an American LGBT rights activist.
  • 16
    Ellen Swallow Richards

    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

    Mary Oliver

    Poet, Author


    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

    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
  • 19
    Patricia Goldman-Rakic
    Patricia Goldman-Rakic ( rə-KEESH; née Shoer, April 22, 1937 – July 31, 2003) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Mike D

    Mike D

    Film Score Composer, Songwriter


    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

    Hope Davis



    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • 22
    Evelyn Venable

    Evelyn Venable

    Actor, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 80 (1913-1993)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • 23
    Lucy Burns

    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
  • 24
    Elizabeth Bentley
    Elizabeth Terrill Bentley (January 1, 1908 – December 3, 1963) was an American spy and member... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Lisa Zane

    Lisa Zane

    Songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

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