Natalie Portman Was Once an Intel Science Semifinalist

In a world where people like Charlie Sheen are getting the most coverage for being an out of control celebrity, it’s nice to see that there are still celebs who are actually grounded and ~gasp~ intelligent! Natalie Portman is one such lady who has it all: beauty, brains, and talent (she now has an Oscar to back that claim up). Regarding her braininess, it turns out that she is so brainy that back in the 90’s she was actually a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search! We have covered this event for several years now and there is no shortage of talent on display there. To think one of them was Natalie Portman… We can’t help but wonder if she had won the Intel Science Talent Search, that perhaps her career path would have been completely different… can you picture Natalie Portman the engineer?