When Hollywood meets Harvard: 5 celebrity husbands and their brilliant wives

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Much has been made of George Clooney marrying Amal Alamuddin. Of course, a lot would have been made of George Clooney marrying anyone. But when the die-hard bachelor, deemed the most eligible man alive by some, married Alamuddin, a human rights and international law attorney who is fluent in three languages and has represented the likes of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the prime minister of the Ukraine, the media had a field day bandying about the term “the new trophy wife.” Read that as someone who isn’t just easy on the eyes but also smart, educated and successful.

Alamuddin may be getting all the headlines, but she’s hardly the first woman with stunning looks and a standout resume to tie the knot with a Hollywood A-lister. Here, a roundup of the brilliant and beautiful women who have gone before her:

Anne Stringfield and Steve Martin

Steve Martin may be funny but he’s also uber smart; he has a reported IQ of 142 and is a member of Mensa. But Anne Stringfield, whom he married in 2007, is no intellectual slacker either. She’s worked at the esteemed The New Yorker writing art and theater reviews. 

Bojana Jankovic and Michael Weatherly

Bojana Jankovic

The wife of CBS’s “NCIS” star Michael Weatherly, who wed the actor in 2009, is an internist with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Los Angeles. Her fields of interest include preventive care, women’s health and the endocrine system. 

Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers

Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers

Ashe married late-night talk show host and funny man Seth Meyers in 2013. She is an assistant district attorney with the sex crimes bureau in Kings County, New York. Before Ashe, who is fluent in French, landed her DA job, she worked as a legal intern at the Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Human Rights First. 

Mary Yeager and John Lithgow

Mary Yeager and John Lithgow

Yeager, who received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University and teaches history at UCLA, has been married to actor John Lithgow for over 30 years. Her research often focuses on the history of women in business.

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