In the tabloids, Miley Cyrus is swinging from stripper poles, Ke$ha is chugging bottles of Jack and Lindsay Lohan is back in court (again). Celebs’ crazy antics are leaving collegiettes™ wondering if there are any class-act celebrities left in Hollywood. Luckily, there are plenty of Hollywood ladies who work as activists, entrepreneurs, and producers when the paparazzi aren't looking. These are celebs who collegiettes™ can truly look up to, who have managed to stay out of the tabloids and step into the spotlight as role models for women everywhere. From A-listers to behind-the-scenes producers and entrepreneurs, here are 10 celebrities who are bringing class back to the red carpet.
Salma Hayek: The Political Activist
When this Mexican bombshell became a U.S. citizen, she tackled a not-so-popular subject among other actors and actresses: immigration. She publicly objected to a bill passed in the House of Representatives that would make illegal immigrants in the United States felons. "As a human being, I find this situation intolerable. As an immigrant, I find it offensive. And as an American citizen, I find it disheartening," Hayek said.
Salma is well known for the causes she promotes, ranging from environmental issues to AIDS and domestic violence. She served as the spokesperson for the Avon Foundation’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, appeared before the U.S. Senate to encourage extension of the Violence Against Women Act, and even traveled to the Arctic Circle for Earth Day in 2005 to raise awareness of global warming. Anyone who is willing to brave the arctic wilderness for a cause gets points in our book!