Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:11:19 GMT | By Phil Boucher
Beauty and brains: the smartest female celebrities

Jennifer Connelly

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As a student Jennifer attended Yale for two years then transferred to Stanford to complete a degree in English. She's also fluent in French and Italian and lists quantum physics and philosophy among her interests. Chances are she's unlikely to know too much about Joey Barton.

But that's by no means her greatest academic achievement, because in the mid-80s Jennifer made a record in phonetic Japanese called the Monologue of Love. Anyone - anyone - who can do this has either got to be smart or insane. We're betting on the former.

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