Bryn Mawr College

Discover the notable alumni of Bryn Mawr College. The list includes people like Katharine Hepburn, Margaret Hoover, Martha Gellhorn, Katharine Burr Blodgett & Emily Greene Balch. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, media personalities, activists and inventors & discoverers etc.
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Katharine Hepburn
(The Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Katharine Hepburn
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Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29, 2003

Katharine Hepburn served as the leading American actress for over six decades. She is regarded as an influential cultural figure and was included in the popular book Women Who Changed The World. Katharine Hepburn is also named in lists like 300 Women Who Changed the World, 100 Icons of the Century, and 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons of All Time.

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Martha Gellhorn
(Novelist & Travel writer)
Martha Gellhorn
17
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 15, 1998
 3 
Maggie Siff
(Known for Her Roles in the TV Series ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy’)
Maggie Siff
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Birthdate: June 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Maggie Siff is best known as Tara Knowles from Sons of Anarchy and Rachel Katz from Mad Men. She was also part of the film The 5th Wave and the series Billions. She has promoted Betterment, a robo-advising service, and was part of the podcast You Must Remember This.

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Margaret Hoover
(Political Commentator, Media Personality and Author of the Book ‘American Individualism’)
Margaret Hoover
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Birthdate: December 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colorado, United States

Margaret Hoover, the great-granddaughter of former American president Herbert Hoover, is best known as the host of the PBS show Firing Line. The conservative political commentator has also written a book. She supports LGBT rights and is on the boards of several institutions, such as the Hoover Institution.

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Nettie Stevens
(American Geneticist Known for Her Discovery of 'X and Y Sex Determining Chromosomes')
Nettie Stevens
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cavendish, Vermont, United States
Died: May 4, 1912

Nettie Stevens was an American geneticist. She is credited with discovering sex chromosomes which later came to be known as the X and Y chromosomes. In 1994, Nettie Stevens was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 6 
Lisa Oz
(Writer)
Lisa Oz
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
 7 
Grace Lee Boggs
(Author & Social Activist - Key Figure in the 'Asian American Movement')
Grace Lee Boggs
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Birthdate: June 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: October 5, 2015
 8 
Hilda Doolittle
(Poet)
Hilda Doolittle
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 27, 1961
 9 
A. S. Byatt
(Novelist)
A. S. Byatt
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
 10 
Drew Gilpin Faust
(Historian, University teacher)
Drew Gilpin Faust
3
Birthdate: September 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City

American historian Drew Gilpin Faust made headlines when she became the first woman President of Harvard University. She was also the first Harvard president since the 17th century who didn’t have a degree from Harvard. She has also penned books such as Southern Stories and Mothers of Invention.

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Edith Hamilton
(Educator)
Edith Hamilton
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 12, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dresden, Saxony
Died: May 31, 1963
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Anna Louise Strong
(Writer, Journalist, Activist, Trade unionist)
Anna Louise Strong
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Birthdate: November 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Friend
Died: March 29, 1970
 13 
Elaine Showalter
(Literary critic)
Elaine Showalter
1
Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 14 
Fatima Siad
(Somali-American Fashion Model and Reality Star)
Fatima Siad
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia

Fatima Siad is a Somali-American model best known for her appearance on the tenth cycle of the popular reality television series, America's Next Top Model where she finished third. Over the years, Fatima Siad has been featured in popular magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Elle. She has also walked the runways for designers like Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani.

 15 
Renata Adler
(American Author, Journalist, and Film Critic )
Renata Adler
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Renata Adler is an author, journalist, and film critic who has been a staff writer-reporter for The New Yorker. She studied comparative literature at Harvard University and later received a J.D. from Yale Law School. Despite not being much knowledgeable about films, she became a film critic for The New York Times. She has also written many books. 

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Anthony F.C. Wallace
(Anthropologist)
Anthony F.C. Wallace
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Birthdate: April 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: October 5, 2015
 17 
Marianne Moore
(Former modernist poet known for such witty works as "O To Be a Dragon" and "A Face.)
Marianne Moore
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kirkwood, Missouri, United States
Died: February 5, 1972
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Emily Greene Balch
(Central Leader of the 'Women's International League for Peace and Freedom' and Winner of 1946 Nobel Peace Prize)
Emily Greene Balch
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston
Died: January 9, 1961

Emily Greene Balch was an American sociologist, economist, and pacifist. She is best remembered for her work to deal with social issues like child labor, poverty, and immigration. She also worked towards reducing juvenile delinquency and uplifting poor immigrants. In 1946, Emily Greene Balch was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

 19 
Ana Patricia Botin
Ana Patricia Botin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santander
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Dorothy Schiff
(Businesswoman)
Dorothy Schiff
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 30, 1989
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Cornelia Otis Skinner
(Author)
Cornelia Otis Skinner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 9, 1979
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Katharine Burr Blodgett
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Birthdate: January 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schenectady
Died: October 12, 1979
 23 
Agi Jambor
(Pianist)
Agi Jambor
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 4, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: February 3, 1997

Born to an affluent Hungarian businessman and piano teacher, Agi Jambor was a piano prodigy. Married to physicist and pianist Imre Patai, she later joined the Resistance against the Nazis, decked up as a sex worker under the alias Maryushka. After moving to the US, she taught at the Bryn Mawr College.

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Professor)
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Maria von Wedemeyer
(Computer scientist)
Maria von Wedemeyer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Patzig, Germany
Died: November 16, 1977
 26 
Sherry Ortner
(Anthropologist, University teacher)
Sherry Ortner
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Birthdate: September 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark
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Genevieve Bell
(Anthropologist)
Genevieve Bell
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Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Apart from teaching at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian anthropologist Genevieve Bell has also had an 18-year stint at Silicon Valley as an Intel Fellow. The Stanford alumna is also a TED speaker and has been named an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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Rosemarie Said Zahlan
(Historian)
Rosemarie Said Zahlan
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Birthdate: August 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: May 10, 2006
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Eleanor Lansing Dulles
(Author)
Eleanor Lansing Dulles
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Watertown, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 1996
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Josephine Clara Goldmark
(Advocate)
Josephine Clara Goldmark
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 15, 1950
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Helen Flanders Dunbar
(Psychiatrist, Physician)
Helen Flanders Dunbar
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 14, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Kent, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 21, 1959
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Emily James Smith Putnam
(Author)
Emily James Smith Putnam
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Canandaigua, New York, United States
Died: 1944 AD
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Florence Bird
(Journalist)
Florence Bird
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Birthdate: January 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 18, 1998