1. Natalie Portman
Portman took a hiatus from acting (with the exception of Star Wars) and graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in Psychology. She then returned to her birthplace, Jerusalem, to take graduate courses at the Hebrew University. She’s one of the few on our list who’s published in scientific journals.
2. Emma Watson
She also spent time back home in the UK at none other than the University of Oxford before returning to the Ivy League school in order to complete her B.A. in English literature. Think that’s impressive? Wait until you see some of the other famous faces on our list!
3. James Franco
His English degree from UCLA has an emphasis in creative writing. But at every possible opportunity, he continued to push himself academically. Just to name a few, Franco attended graduate school for writing at Columbia and Brooklyn College, filmmaking at NYU, and went for a PhD in English at Yale.