Famous Vassar alumni include poets Edna St. Vincent
Millay and Elizabeth Bishop, actresses Frances Sternhagen, Jean Arthur, Meryl Streep,
Hope Davis, and Lisa
Kudrow, chemist Ellen Swallow, CEO of Oxygen Media Geraldine
Laybourne, film director Noah Baumbach, and computer scientist Grace Hopper. Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis attended Vassar, but graduated from George Washington University.
Jane Fonda also attended Vassar. Children of famous entertainers and artists
have also attended Vassar, including the children of Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Stephen King and
Samuel L. Jackson.