I've always had a crush on Jodie Foster; not that John Hinckley sorta' crush, but you the normal kind. Ms. Foster was the definition of child prodigy, and her young film career is well-documented, beginning with the seminal early role in Taxi Driver. However, Jodie also attended Lycée Français de Los Angeles, a French-speaking prep school where she finished valedictorian. Following her preparatory education, Foster continued her theater career, and attended Yale University, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Literature.
Jodie Foster is notoriously private about her sexuality, owing largely to her mother's own bisexuality/lesbianism, and this has fueled speculation (hence, "alleged lesbian" in the title of this post). Foster is also a well-known atheist; although, she has a command of many faiths and professes respect for all religions. Then again, intolerance wouldn't seem to be very much in keeping would it? The Shadow salutes beauty, brains and tolerance, so here's to you Jodie Foster.
** Okay, that last one was a bit over the top. See right heeyah.