Ten of the most famous former Cheltenham Ladies’ College pupils

  1. Dame Kristin Scott Thomas

The actress was a former pupil of Cheltenham before training to be a drama teacher. She’s won a BAFTA and an Academy Award nomination for some of her work.

  1. Amber Rudd

Formerly a home secretary, but presently an MP of Hastings and Rye and works and pension secretary.

  1. Tamara Beckwith

A socialite and television personality, she dropped out of the college after getting pregnant with her first child.

  1. Dame Mary Archer

She is a celebrated scientist popular for pioneering NHS initiatives and her work with solar power conversion.

  1. Amanda Wakeley

A prominent fashion designer and business woman. She was awarded an OBE in 2010 for her services to the industry.

  1. Bridget Riley

She is a famous artist with exhibitions all around the world. After leaving the college she proceeded to Goldsmiths’ College and the Royal College of Art.

  1. Clare Max

She is the first woman to be the president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and chairman of the General Medical Council.

  1. Robin Steven

She is the popular of the Murder Most Unladylike series and winner of Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Best Younger Fiction.

  1. Kate Reardon

She was the youngest person to be fashion assistant at Vogue and fashion editor at Tatler at 21.

  1. Lisa Jardine

She won a mathematics scholarship to the college and has written for and appeared in many arts, history and current affairs programmes for TV and radio.

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