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    Kate Beckinsale Suggested She Would Be More Successful In Hollywood If She Had A Lower IQ Score

    "It's no good to me."

    You know Kate Beckinsale, actor, cat mom, and star of the Underworld film series.

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    But did you know Kate has an IQ score of 152? The actor and her mother recently revealed that detail on The Howard Stern Show.

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    That's significantly higher than average, and in fact approaches the exam's second-tier "genius" threshold, which starts at 155.

    While that IQ score sounds like something to be proud of, Kate says it's actually hindered her career and personal happiness.

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    "Every single doctor, every single person I've ever come across has said, 'You'd be so much happier if you were 30 percent less smart,'" she said.

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    When Howard remarked that he's envious of her elevated cognitive skills, and wishes he had them himself, Kate quickly replied, "You don't."

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    "It's no good to me," she explained, although it is worth noting that, in addition to her accomplishments in Hollywood, Kate is Oxford educated and fluent in a second language.

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    As far as acting though: "I mean, it's really not helpful in my career," Kate said. "I just think it might have been a handicap actually."

    She didn't elaborate on that point, but you can check out her full conversation with Howard in the video clip above.