the Meatless - Some Vegetarian Celebrities
benefit human health or increase the chances for survival of life
on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." Albert Einstein
Some of my particular
heroes growing up were celebrities who used their noteriety to advance
the cause of animals and a vegetarian lifestyle. In my teenage years,
these included such women as Brigitte Bardot, Joanna Lumley
(the New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous), Chrissie Hynde (the
Pretenders) and the late and much-lamented Linda McCartney.
Of course there
have been a lot of famous vegetarians throughout history, including
Einstein, Charles Darwin, Mahatma Gandhi, Buddha,
Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates
and many more. A lot of stars today are continuing in that tradition.
Here's a list of some well-known vegetarian celebrities.
Alicia Silverstone (clearly she's not really Clueless), Angela
Bassett, Anna Paquin (Piano, X-Men), Anne Hathaway
(Princess Diaries), Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd
(sadly looks like she's given it up in pursuit of a low-carb diet!),
Barbara Feldon (99 in Get Smart), Brad Pitt, Brooke
Shields, Danny de Vito, Daryl Hannah, Demi
Moore, Doris Day, Drew Barrimore, George Harrison
(Beatles), Gillian Anderson (X-Files), Jennie Garth
(Kelly on 90210), Joaquin Phoenix, Jude Law, Julia
Stiles, Kim Basinger, Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic),
Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings), Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H),
Mena Suvari (American Beauty), Michael J. Fox (Back
to the Future), Nastassja Kinski (Catpeople), Natalie
Portman (Star Wars), Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings),
Pamela Anderson, Richard Gere (An Officer and a Gentleman),
River Phoenix, Tobey Macguire (Spiderman), Wendy Malick
(Just Shoot Me), Woody Harrelson.
Bryan Adams, Daniel Johns (Silverchair), Eddie
Vedder (Pearl Jam), Janet Jackson, K.D. Lang,
Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Bolton,
Moby, Natalie Imbruglia, Olivia Newton John,
Ozzy Osborne, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel,
Prince, Shania Twain, Sting, Tina Turner.
Spock, Claudia Schiffer, Jerry Seinfeld, Martina
Navratilova, Peter Brock (Racing Driver), Steven Spielberg.
for Ethical Treatment of Animals) do an annual poll on who is the
"Sexiest Vegetarian Alive". 2003 winners were actor Josh
Harnett and model Lauren Bush.
Note: The vegetarianism
of all these stars is unverified. It's a little difficult to contact
celebrities to ask them personally :)
So now you know
- you're not alone in your decision to be a Vegetarian! (Kat
Black, April 2004)