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Beauty & Brains: Female celebrities with degrees

It’s fair to say the intellectual bar in Hollywood is not set very high so it’s always intriguing when you find out your favourite celebrity has gone to college or better yet holds a university degree with their name on it (now we're impressed).

Beauty and brains don't come often these days, but these female A-listers seem to pull it off perfectly.

From Kate Beckinsale to Lily Collins, these leading ladies have passed the college rites of passage; enduring the course workload, the dead early starts and the painful all-nighters .

Check out our round-up of celeb smarties that have swapped glitz and glamour for books, sweat and tears.

You might be surprised...

Updated by Vivian Kelly 01/15/14