Beauty & Brains: Celebrities With Academic Achievements

These famous faces are most often recognized for their attractive good looks and acting talents. But they aren't just blessed with good looking genes, they're also smart! Their scholarly accomplishments, and educational pedigrees prove that you can have both brain and star power. 


Ha Yun Joo 

This lovely lady is a member of the highly exclusive Mensa Society, certifying that her IQ qualifies her a genius. Her IQ is reportedly 156. She's is best known for her roles in K-Dramas like I Need Romance 2.



Ha Yun Joo is a member of Mensa
Kim Tae Hee 

She has beauty and brains. She attended the prestigious 
Seoul National University, and had perfect report cards in high school. She's is best known for her roles in K-Dramas like Iris, and My Princess, and will be in Jang Ok Jeong, Lives in Love, starting April 8. 




Aishwarya Rai

The Bollywood beauty and star of dozens of hit films such as Action Replayy, won the 1994 Miss World Pageant. She's been declared the most beautiful woman in the world by countless publications (and Oprah!) but this star doesn't rely on just her good looks. She attended the prestigious Ruparel College in India where she was an A student. She's also fluent in several languages including Hindi, Marathi, English and Tamil and her native language, Tulu. 



Aishwarya Rai speaks several languages
Hedy Lamarr

The 1930s film star was often cast as a seductress because of her stunningly good looks. But she was also a brilliant mathematician. Hedy's idea for a secret communications system led to a joint patent, with composer George Antheil, for an early version of spread spectrum communication technology -- a concept that served as the basis for modern technology such as Bluetooth, wireless telephones and Wi-Fi internet. Watch her in the classic Algiers where she meets a jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah. 



Hedy Lamarr helped create modern WiFi

2PM's Taecyeon

Taecyeon isn't just satisfied topping the K-Pop charts with his group 2PM. The idol recently was accepted to Korea University's Graduate School, which is considered one of the 'Big 3' prestigious schools in Korea. Check out our exclusive interview with the guys of 2PM: