Aside from being a geek hero (since she played Luke Skywalker’s mom), Natalie Portman is also an inspiration to many young girls. She’s a beautiful actress that had a 4.0 GPA and earned a Psychology degree in Harvard. Natalie has openly said that she doesn’t care if her education ruins her career—she prefers being smart than to being a movie star.
Even before Natalie went to college, she was making waves in the intellectual scene. Natalie co-authored the paper “A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar” with scientists— while she was still in high school. And in Harvard? Natalie contributed to a study about “Frontal lobe activation during object permanence: data from near-infrared spectroscopy.”
Natalie also took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004. Aside from those, she also studied Arabic, French, Japanese, and German.