The smartest celebrities are those who have documented high IQs, multiple degrees from distinguished universities, and a history of long hours spent studying complicated subjects. Some of these celebs, like Matt Damon, even star in the best movies about geniuses. A number of famous actors are members of the "high IQ society" Mensa - or, at least, a number of online sources say they are. Those people are included here, as are businessmen, musicians, and even wrestlers with impressive academic résumés. For example, Swedish-born action star Dolph Lundgren, aka Ivan Drago, has a master's degree in Chemical Engineering and was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to M.I.T. Likewise, Oscar winner Natalie Portman has a Harvard degree, has lectured at Columbia University, and can speak five languages. And Bill Gates founded Microsoft. Which of these most brilliant celebrities surprises you most?For brevity, this list does not include career politicians or widely recognized geniuses in academia.
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Jill St. John UCLA Extension
Reported IQ: 162 Jill St. John (born Jill Arlyn Oppenheim; August 19, 1940) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Bond girl Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever (1971).
Dolph Lundgren Washington State University, Clemson University, Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm)
Reported IQ: 160 Hans Lundgren (; Swedish: [ˈdɔlːf ˈlɵnːdgreːn] (listen); born 3 November 1957), better known as Dolph Lundgren, is a Swedish actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. Lundgren's breakthrough came in ...more
Ellen Muth Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Reported IQ: 156 Ellen Muth (born March 6, 1981) is an American actress, known for her role as Georgia "George" Lass in Showtime's series Dead Like Me.
Reported IQ: 150 Nolan Gould (born October 28, 1998) is an American actor. He is known for his role as youngest sibling Luke Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.