It’s a known fact that many celebrities didn’t start out their careers in show business, but you may be surprised at this list of famous faces who studied for some seriously unexpected degrees before their time in the spotlight…
In 2003 Natalie graduated from Harvard University with a Psychology degree. Despite not following a career in psychology, Natalie is often seen portraying psychologically troubled characters, like Evey Hammond in ‘V For Vendetta’ and troubled ballerina Nina Sayers in ‘Black Swan’, which earned the actress an Oscar for her powerful role. Looks like her psychology skills came in handy after all.
Also known as “the best basketball player of all time”, the athlete started his sports career at the University of South Carolina, while studying Cultural Geography. We wonder how much of an influence Cultural Geography had on his basketball degree… and if he spent anytime in the classroom at all, when the court was so close by.
Sacha Baron Cohen
The comedic genius has come a long way from his student days. Described by his classmates as “quiet, friendly and studious”, Cohen studied History at the University of Cambridge, where he wrote his thesis on the Jewish role during the US Civil Rights movement. Did you know that he was also a male model back in the day? Talk about a multi-talented individual.
Breaking that ‘dumb model’ stereotype, the British supermodel studied History Of Art at the University of Cambridge. The redheaded beauty is among a small minority of students to get a double first class degree, which are only awarded to those who gain top marks in their first and final year exams. This achievement is extra remarkable because the model spent her years at university juggling her studies and soaring catwalk career. Lily also recently received an honorary doctorate from Glasgow Caledonian University. Beauty and brains – what’s not to love?
Famed for his role in romantic comedy ‘P.S. I Love You’, the Scottish hottie went to Glasgow University, where he studied Law. Thanks to his social skills, he became president of the school’s law society, and was known for his notoriously wild partying. That we can definitely picture!
No matter where you start, remember you can always veer off on a different career path – who knows, you may even become the next big Hollywood superstar.