8. Jodie Foster
Photo: Loren Javier
Jodie Foster was reading books by the time she was three. As a child actor, she was busy, but she still carried a full course load in school. Then, she went on to Yale to study French. After she graduated, her work won her 2 Academy Awards: one for The Accused in 1988 and another for The Silence of the Lambs in 1991.