6 Most Intelligent Celebrities

We do not expect much from our celebrities and especially if they are sports people or actors, all we want them to do is look good and perform their roles well. Except for some directors, we really do not care for the intelligence levels of the actors and there is also a general perception that most actors are dumb. Or we just tell ourselves that they have to be less intelligent than the average person because they are gifted with other talents, be it their looks or their sporting or acting skills. Out of the many celebrities that we have in our midst, in the many fields, there are some who surprise us with their multiple skills and intelligence is one of them. They surprise us many times and also do a great job at hiding their other accomplishments. Here is a list of the most intelligent celebrities.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

1. Jodie Foster

Best known for her role in the silence of lambs and other strong roles in the movies, foster has an IQ of 132 which outs her in the gifted category according to MENSA. She was a class valedictorian and also has a degree in Literature from Yale. Not something we expect from a Hollywood actress.


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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger

He is someone who would dumfound us all with his IQ levels. For someone as brawny as him and who does roles that he does, one would have expected that he rose to fame just for his looks. But to our surprise Arnie has an IQ of 135 and that’s just a good thing as he was also an elected governor of California.


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Steve Martin

Steve Martin

3. Steve Martin

Surely to be a comedian and an actor who can bring out laughs in people, you need to be talented, but Steve Martin takes this concept to higher levels with an IQ if 140, which is pretty high. His looks sure belie what lies underneath his head though.


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Madonna

Madonna

4. Madonna

Everyone knows her as the pop star who grosses millions each year, has a successful career for decades and does insane tactics to stay in the limelight. These antics though could very well be thought of and executed as she has a whooping IQ of 140. Well with that IQ, she is actually a genius if we go by MENSA standards.


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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

5. Quentin Tarantino

If you made a list of the best movies in Hollywood, you are sure to find at least two three movies of Tarantino and with reason. The director and sometimes actor has a whooping IQ of 160. And to know that he was a high school dropout does not diminish his talents one bit.


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Shakira

Shakira

6. Shakira

This multi-talented pop star can speak almost a dozen languages, dace like there is no tomorrow and can also sell albums worldwide in millions like it is no big deal. Shakira also has an IQ of 140 putting her in the list of very few people who can be a MENSA member.


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  • Jodie Foster
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Steve Martin
  • Madonna
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Shakira

It is in a way good that our celebrities are intelligent as well, so at the least we won’t be accused of watching dumb stars and dumb movies all the time.

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