I've been waiting for this one for a while. She is just about the hottest nerd I could possibly think of. Kate Beckinsale.
While in high school Kate won the W.H. Smith young writes competition, for three short stories, and three poems she wrote. After high school Kate enrolled at Oxford University and French and Russian literature. She thought that knowing more than one language would help broaden her range of acting roles.
After participating in a wide range of stage shows, Kate finally hit the big screen in 1993 with the adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". Since then, she has been in a large number of high grossing movies, as well as achieving the title of "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire in 2009.