We almost didn't recognize Elliot Spitzer's former call girl Ashley Dupre in ads for her new relationship advice column in the New York Post. It was probably because she was wearing these dark-rimmed glasses that made her look a little bit like a college professor or a geologist.

Plastic-rimmed glasses are a little like magic. They have the ability to make just about anyone look smart. Ms. Dupre, who looks like she is ready to save the world from a tectonic plate shifting disaster, can't take credit for the phenomenon of the strumpet adding IQ points by donning specs. Let's take a look at back at other party gals who have been turned into geniuses with the help of some plastic rims and corrective lenses.