Famous Vegans

Although veganism—the ethical philosophy of avoiding all animal products, especially in diet—is by no means a recent stance, it goes without saying that celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Ellen DeGeneres, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand have played a major role in popularizing it. The 18th century American reformer Amos Bronson Alcott—the father of writer Louisa May-- advocated a vegan diet even before the term was coined! The English animal rights advocate Donald Watson is credited with coining the term “vegan”; he also founded the Vegan Society. However, veganism as a social justice movement started gaining mainstream prominence only in the past few years with the emergence of vegan activists like Gary Yourofsky, Peter Daniel Young, and Shmuly Yanklowitz. In the contemporary times, several actors, directors and musicians are actively engaged in spreading awareness about veganism and animal rights. Actors Natalie Portman, Hillary Swank, and Tobey Maguire are prominent spokespersons for veganism as are musicians Russell Simmons and Moby. Famous vegan spiritual leaders like Alfredo Sfeir and Thich Nhat Hanh are also engaged in dispersing the message of universal peace for all irrespective of the species. Read on for more information about the life and works of famous vegans.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman.
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Famous As: Actress, Producer, Director
Birthdate: June 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 2 Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 3 Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: March 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer.
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Famous As: American actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 5 Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 6 Venus Williams

Venus Williams.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American tennis player
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynwood, California
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 7 Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: American-Canadian Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 9 Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 10 Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 11 Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 Ted Danson

Ted Danson.
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Birthdate: December 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, U.S.
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 14 Alanis Morisette

Alanis Morisette.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 15 Jared Leto

Jared Leto.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: December 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 16 Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: March 31, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yuma
Died: April 23, 1993

 17 Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gelnhausen, West Germany
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 18 Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Termonfeckin, Republic of Ireland
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 19 Travis Barker

Travis Barker.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fontana, California
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maoputasi County, American Samoa Leloaloa, American Samoa, U.S.

 21 Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish.
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Famous As: Actress, Rapper
Birthdate: August 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lochinvar, New South Wales
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 22 Shannon Elizabeth

Shannon Elizabeth.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress, Former Model
Birthdate: September 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 23 Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam
Birthdate: October 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: American musician
Birthdate: November 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 25 Liberty Phoenix

Liberty Phoenix.
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Famous As: Child Actor, Businesswoman
Birthdate: July 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 26 Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 27 Mark Hoppus

Mark Allan Hoppus.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: March 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ridgecrest, California
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 28 Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 29 Don Imus

Don Imus.
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Famous As: Radio Talk Show Host
Birthdate: July 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riverside
Died: December 27, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 30 Michael Rady

Michael Rady.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 31 Vatsal Sheth

Vatsal Sheth
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 32 Maria Brink

Maria Brink
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, USA

 33 Suzy Amis

Suzy Amis.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 34 Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 35 Davey Havok

Davey Havok
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 36 Simon Amstell

Simon Amstell
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gants Hill, Ilford, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 37 William Roache

William Roache
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, UK
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 38 Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: March 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England

 39 Jeff Mangum

Jeff Mangum.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ruston, Louisiana

 40 Andrew Koenig

Andrew Koenig
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: February 14, 2010
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 41 Zack Sabre Jr.

Zack Sabre Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Isle of Sheppey, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 42 Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 43 Mike Ness

Mike Ness
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 44 Caroline Vreeland

Caroline Vreeland
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C, United States
Height: 3'3" (99 cm)

 45 Bryant Jennings

Bryant Jennings
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 46 Laura Mennell

Laura Mennell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 47 Bill Ford

Bill Ford.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 48 Attila Csihar

Attila Csihar
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: March 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 49 Michael Greger

Michael Greger
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: General Practitioner
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: America

 50 Traci Bingham

Traci Bingham
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)