These 11 Women Prove That Smart Is $exy

These 11 Women Prove That Smart Is $exy

Gone are the days when women were expected to be seen and not heard. These days, smart women are in. It’s not only in the media: studies have shown that more intelligent people are perceived to be more attractive. However, since a recent paper also states that men are intimidated by women more intelligent than they are, does this mean that intelligence is a turn-off? We think not, and here’s a few women who prove that being smart only makes a woman more attractive.

Aisha Tyler


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This actress, co-host of The Talk, and voice of the brash and $exy Lana Kane on FX’s Archer graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in environmental policy.

Natalie Portman

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It made the news when Natalie Portman took a break from acting to pursue a degree in psychology from Harvard University in 2003, and since then she has guest lectured at Columbia University and co-authored two research papers.

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

A familiar name and face of Hollywood’s golden age, this actress is credited with several inventions, including a frequency-hopping system that became the basis for several modern usages like GPS devices and Bluetooth.


Amal Clooney

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She’s more than Mrs. George Clooney-the former Amal Alamuddin is a successful human rights lawyer and lecturer at several US and UK universities. Being drop-dead gorgeous certainly adds to her appeal.

Tina Fey

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Tina Fey shows that there’s more than one kind of smart. A writer, showrunner, and author, her jokes make intelligence hilarious as well as appealing. In addition to 30 Rock, she is also the brains behind Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and anyone who has read her memoir Bossypants can attest to her sharp wit.

Michelle Obama

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The current First Lady is not only a sharp dresser and a humanitarian. She’s also a Princeton University-educated lawyer. Not only does she make eating right look $exy, she has arms that anyone would die for or at least go to the gym for.

Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar Sexy

She’s come a long way from Winnie Cooper. The former Wonder Years star studied mathematics at UCLA and now has a mathematical theorem co-named after her. Lately, she’s been authoring books about math for girls and young women.

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Emma Watson

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The former Hermione Granger attended and eventually graduated from Brown University though she was forced to take time off due to media attention. She graduated in 2014 with a degree in English literature.

Cindy Crawford

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Before becoming a model, Cindy Crawford won a scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University. As anyone familiar with the field can attest to, that’s no small feat.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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This Bollywood actress originally planned to study medicine, then attended the Raheja College of Arts to study architecture before pursuing a career in modeling and later acting. Architecture’s loss is the entertainment world’s gain.

Jayne Mansfield

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One of 1950s Hollywood’s original “dumb blondes,” the real life Mansfield was anything but. She spoke five languages and those who knew her spoke often of her genius-level IQ.

From First Lady to Hollywood witch, beauty and brains come in a package deal with these women and many more like them. What makes them more than just pretty is the package deal: the intelligence and drive that make them truly $exy.