The late Nora Ephron will be remembered as one of Wellesley College’s most highly regarded alumna.

A graduate of the college in 1962, Ephron was an esteemed director, author and producer. Some of her artistic works include When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle and Julia & Julia, as well as the essay collections "I Feel Bad About My Neck" and "I Remember Nothing" and her novel Heartburn.

Ephron is one of many accomplished Wellesley graduates. The all-women's school has graduated two Secretaries of State (including current office-holder Hillary Clinton), some very accomplished journalists, and a dizzying array of academics.

Check out our slideshow of other esteemed alumnae from the school:

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  • Madeleine Albright

    In 1997, Madeleine Albright became the <a href="http://secretary.state.gov/www/albright/albright.html" target="_hplink">first female Secretary of State</a> under President Clinton. Albright graduated from Wellesley College with honors in political science.

  • Madame Chiang Kai-shek

    Madame Chiang Kai-Shek was born in Shanghai but educated at Wellesley, graduating in 1917. She was the <a href="http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,526008,00.html" target="_hplink">First Lady of the Republic of China</a>, as well as a politician. She died in 2003 at 105 years old.

  • Diane Sawyer

    Television journalist Diane Saywer graduated from Wellesley College in 1967 with a degree in <a href="http://www.wellesley.edu/Alum/Awards/AAA/winners/sawyer.html" target="_hplink">English</a>. She is now the anchor for ABC World News.

  • Judith Krantz

    Judith Krantz is well-known for her <a href="http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/krantz-judith" target="_hplink">romance novels</a>, including <em>Scruples</em>, <em>Princess Daisy</em> and <em>Till We Meet Again</em>. She graduated from Wellesley 1948.

  • Ali MacGraw

    Ali MacGraw is an actress who won awards for her performances in Goodbye, Columbus (1969) and Love Story (1970). Before turning to theater she had studied <a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/person/44193/Ali-MacGraw" target="_hplink">art history</a> at Wellesley.

  • Desiree Rogers

    Desiree Rogers served as the White House Social Secretary under President Barack Obama's administration. She graduated Wellesley in 1981.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 with (surprise!) honors in <a href="http://www.allgov.com/Official/Clinton__Hillary__Rodham" target="_hplink">political science</a>. She is now famous for being the 67th United States Secretary of State under President Barack Obama, as well as running against Obama in the democratic primaries in 2008. Clinton is married to the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton.