Brains+Beauty: Natalie Portman

A new blog-series I am starting up is, Brains+Beauty.  This is a series where I want you to say, “No way!  I didn’t know that!” when you read the blog posts!  I will be profiling female celebrities that are not only gorgeous, but incredibly smart. Yep, they are the whole package!  And there is a good chance you didn’t even know it…but you should!  And chances are, you will think they are even more beautiful when you walk away from reading the blog post because you had a chance to see part of their superpower!

Today, I want to start out with one of my favorites, Natalie Portman.

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Not only is she just adorable, I mean look at those big brown eyes, but she is also insanely smart.  This beauty had a 4.0 GPA in High School and skipped the premiere for her film, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, in order to study for finals.  That is what I call dedication…I honestly think I would have called that my “study break”.  I would have thrown on a couture gown and walked the red carpet for a bit, and then ran home to finish studying!   Just sayin’!

“I don’t care if college ruins my career.  I’d rather be smart than a movie star.” -Natalie Portman

Natalie continued to film Star Wars while working towards her psychology degree at Harvard.  And an undergraduate degree was not enough for this girl that has studied four languages, in addition to Hebrew.  She went on to start her Graduate studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Inspiring, umm…yeah.  To say the least.  And the icing on top??  She has also been published twice in professional science journals.  Yep, she’s THAT smart!

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