Most finishing schools in the past were created for women. The list below names a few of these women. The majority of them studied at finishing schools in the United States (ie. Miss Porter’s, the earlier version) and in Switzerland (ie. Château Mont-Choisi, Institut Alpin Videmanette, and Vieux Chalet).

  • Princess Diana of Wales
  • Duchess Camilla of Cornwall
  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (former first lady of the US)
  • Dorothy Walker Bush (wife of President George Bush, Sr.)
  • Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (former first lady of France)
  • Nellie Grant (daughter of former US President Ulysses Grant)
  • Princess Anastasia of Greece and Denmark
  • Maharani of Jaipur
  • Letitia Baldrige (author and Jacqueline Kennedy’s Social Secretary)
  • Gene Tierney (American actress)
  • Princess Elena of Romania (art restorer)
  • Monique Lhuillier (fashion designer)
  • Barbara Sutton (socialite)
  • Gloria Vanderbilt (socialite and fashion designer)
  • Edith Bouvier Beale (socialite and model)
  • Lily Pulitzer (socialite and fashion designer)
  • Princess Lee Bouvier Radziwell (executive and author)
  • Tiggy Legge-Burke (worked for British royal family)
  • Tamara Mellon (co-founder of Jimmy Choo)
  • Ingrid de Frankopan (scholar of international law)
  • Vera Atkins (British secret agent)
  • Brenda Frazier (socialite)
  • Dina Merrill (socialite)
  • Laura Rockefeller Chasin (socialite)
  • Kitty Carlisle (actress)
  • Mai Yamani (scholar)
  • Fabiola Beracasa-Beckman (socialite)

Source: Wikipedia