8. Eva Longoria
She wanted to earn her own money from a very young age, because her greatest wish was to help care for her sister with special needs. During high school, she studied hard while she worked at Wendy’s restaurant, and after her university studies, Master degree included, she worked hard as a headhunter, until it was her talent that was hunted.
9. David Duchovny
He had an impeccable academic career and after finishing his Master’s degree in English literature at Yale, he embarked on a PhD. By then, acting (and The X-Files) had crossed his path and he left everything to follow his passion.
10. Geena Davis
The Academy-Award winning actress graduated from Boston University, knows how to play the piano and flute, and is fluent in Swedish. She has a 140 IQ score and is a public member of the Mensa Organization, a VIP club to which only 2% of the population can belong — only those who have an IQ that is greater than 135.
11. Sharon Stone
Her intelligence did not go unnoticed by her teachers, so she entered the second grade when she was only 5 years old. Even more, she was only 15 years old when she was accepted, with a scholarship, to college. Her IQ is 154, which places her in the top 0.1% of the population in the world.