2016-01-11 Celebrities are usually associated with glamour and superficial endowment. They are famed for their social abilities to connect with the mass audience through some sort of talent which usually involves acting, dancing, singing, or a combination of those. Somewhat surprisingly, there are numerous celebs who possess not merely beauty or brawn, but brains too. The following 10 celebs with PhDs that feature here are all hugely successful performers in their own right, mostly actors and musicians. At the same time, all are extremely well-educated and sufficiently qualified as their doctorates prove. 10. Brian May: PhD in Astrophysics British musician, songwriter and record producer Brian May got his PhD in astrophysics in 2007. Best known as the lead guitarist for rock band Queen, he studied physics and mathematics at Imperial College London, which is part of the University of London’s Hampton School. He had stated that it took him more than three decades to research his thesis: A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud. For several years after he received his PhD, from 2008 until 2013, May was chancellor at John Moores University in Liverpool.