She's widely regarded as one of the greatest supermodels ever, but what is not commonly known about Cindy Crawford is that she was first recognized as a scientist. After graduating high school as the valedictorian, Crawford was rewarded an academic scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University.  However, that beautiful face with its trademark mole could not be ignored for much longer and she only lasted a year in school before eventually dropping out to model.

Since becoming a model, Crawford keeps her scientific spirit alive by lending her face and name to multiple medical research charities inspired by the premature death of her older brother.