More and more people are becoming vegan nowadays. More and more are waking up to the health benefits of a plant-based diet, the animal cruelties that form the basis of the Western diet, and the impact the Western diet can have on the environment.
Many celebrities are also changing their lifestyles to a more compassionate one, the list is growing. While a celebrity should not be the sole reason to convince anyone, they are certainly in a position of influence, and such a position can be used for good.
This is why I am including this post on my blog. I have never been a passionate fan of any musician or actor (I stuck to just loving their movies and/or music 😉 ), but there are some celebrities I admire because of what they do for the environment and for the animals.
Who Made it To My List?
- Natalie Portman
- Myley Cyrus
- Ruby Rose
- Alicia Silverstone
- Woody Harrelson
- Bryan Adams
- Ellen Pompeo
- Joaquin Phoenix
There are many more, but let’s start with these.
First of all, she’s a great actress. I love seeing her in movies. I saw her in V for Vendetta, The Other Boleyn Girl, and so many more films that I can’t even remember.
At the age of 9, Natalie chose not to eat meat. Later she became vegan, and when she found out more about the animal cruelties, she became an animal activist. Many people tend to dismiss vegan celebrities as just following “fab diets”, but in Natalie’s case it is not just a fab diet, it is a lifestyle.
Myley went vegan in 2014, and since then she has been a passionate activist for veganism and animal rights. She is unapologetic about it, true to her style I suppose. Whatever your opinion is about Myley Cyrus, she is a talented woman who uses her celebrity status to spread the vegan message. She often encourages her fans to go vegan.
In 2018, in an interview with Vogue, she stated that it’s time for the fashion industry to go vegan.
“I want to bring a message, which is veganism and that there doesn’t have to be torture in fabulous fashion.”
I first saw Ruby Rose in Orange is the New Black. Soon, I learned that she was vegan, and it turns out that she has been vegan for many years. She made the transition when she ate shark fin soup as a child and began to realize that there were real shark fins in her soup, cut off from living shark who were then left to die an agonizing death in the sea.
In her Instagram account Ruby recently showed the contents of her fridge, delicious vegan yogurt, plant-based cheeses, ravioli, chocolates, and many more delicious goodies. Yummy! She obviously loves vegan food (like I do 😉 )
For many years, Alicia Silverstone has been a vegan advocate. She even wrote a book called The Kind Diet, which explains why she chose a plant-based diet. She has appeared on Oprah, teaching Oprah “to flirt with veganism”, and she has also been featured in Peta ads.
Alicia is definitely not “clueless” about vegan health 😉
Woody Harrelson follows a raw vegan diet. He has been vegan for more than 30 years. He often speaks out for animals and calls for changes in legislation. He works with chefs and restaurants to promote more vegan food. On top of that, he writes letters to officials for animal rights.
He even asked the Pope to go vegan for Lent. He turns his co-stars vegan. Thandie Newton spoke out against the horrors of foie gras after Woody inspired her to be vegan, and he talks about the physical benefits of a plant-based diet.
I take my hat of to Woody.
Bryan Adams has also been vegan for a long time, more than 30 years. He is now 60 years old and he looks great! He credits his youthful appearance to a plant-based diet. He also encourages his fans to follow a vegan lifestyle. He has even challenged his eco-conscious fans with the statement: “You can’t be a true environmentalist if you eat animals.”
If that statement seems baffling or a little aggressive, then please check the following link for more info. The article will explain why some people claim the previous statement: reasons to go vegan.
The Grey’s Anatomy star and her family went vegan after reading a book that was written by her doctor. When she learned about the incredible health benefits, the decision was made.
When asked about the reasons for going vegan, Ellen said the following:
Ah, Joaquin, he is my superstar. Not only because he is a brilliant actor, but more so because of his activism for animal rights. Joaquin has been vegan for nearly all his life, since the age of three.
While he has been in many movies and has always given a great performance, the one performance he absolutely excelled at is the narration of the documentary “Earthlings“. Earthlings explores the use of animals for food, clothes, entertainment, pets, and scientific research. Earthlings is eye-opening, harsh, the uncomfortable truth, and it is one of those documentaries that have to be seen.
Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, it also features music by Moby (who is also a vegan artist).
Joaquin states that “Of all the films I have ever made, this is the one that gets people talking the most”
Recently, Joaquin participated in a demonstration against climate change. Inspired by Joaquin, the Golden Globes dinner went vegan in December 2019. And the pre-Oscar’s party is also going vegan, in honor of Joaquin Phoenix and his Oscar nomination for his outstanding performance in the Joker.
So, yes, I wrote a lot more about this actor, because I decided to leave the best for last 🙂 I admire Joaquin Phoenix for everything he does for the animals and the environment.
Celeb or Not, Veganism is on the Rise
Whether you are interested in veganism or not. Whether you are for animals rights or you are not. It cannot be denied that veganism is on the rise. For whatever reason people decide to adopt a plant-based diet or lifestyle, for the environment, for the animals, for health reasons, for people, the movement is growing.
Any development that deviates from the “norm” or from what has been dictated to us from childhood is always received with skepticism, even ridicule, and violent opposition. Nonetheless, every movement in history has always grown, despite the resistance from the masses, despite the ridicule, despite everything.
We all walk our own roads and we find our own ways. I hope that one day we will all walk that road where we see animals as sentient beings who deserve respect and compassion.
A big thank you to the celebs who use their fame to help!
14 thoughts on “Vegan Celebrities List – 9 Stars Who Chose a Vegan Lifestyle”
Well, veganism isn’t for me. I’ve seen some of the videos and blurbs put out by some vegans that assault the omnivorous lifestyle as if we are demented cannibals. I have zero problems with others going vegan, even if it would be members of my own family. There are plenty of supplements and foods available for vegans to enjoy a healthy and happy lifestyle, and that’s great. I highly disagree with Brian Adams’s statement that you can’t be a true environmentalist if you eat animals. It all depends on the “what from where factor”. I’ll cut my comment short. I don’t have a problem with most vegans – just a few loud ones.
Every group has loud, annoying members who give the rest of the group a bad tag, vegans and non-vegans. I’m sorry if that made you misjudge us. Most vegans are not so loud, but they don’t get noticed, do they? Perhaps because they are so quiet? I only want to spread the message. If that makes me “loud”, then fine. This is a vegan website after all.
I have been harassed a lot by non vegans, just because I am vegan, but whenever that happens it is ok, you guys are just ” having fun”, right? When we speak up, we are ” loud”
Thanks for commenting on a vegan website anyway 😉
YOU aren’t loud! lol. Not at all. I mean the caustic ones. Sorry for any misunderstanding. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
I have read many studies, us human are supposed to eat plant based food just because of out physiology. First, we do not have the canine teeth and second we cannot digest raw meat effectively, we have to cook them. I have nothing against meat but I just think that plant based is a way to go for us to live longer.
I actually met Natalie Portman in person when I used to work in the hospitality industry. She was a very nice and quite person and she is very particular with her food. Which there is nothing wrong with that. In my opinion, it is just tricky to go to a Thai restaurant and wanted everything vegan back in 2008, that is all.
Nowadays, we are blessed with so many vegan options in the city that I can just go and grab.
We are moving to the right direction after all. 🙂
That’s great that you actually met Natalie Portman. I can imagine that it was probably more difficult to veganize Thai food than it is now. We are really blessed with so many more options now, very true 🙂
I honestly had no clue that many of the actors that are on your list went vegan. I least expected Woody Harrelson to follow the vegan lifestyle. Have you ever considered putting recipes for vegan cake on here? I personally would eat vegan chocolate cake over any other:) Veganism is inevitably on the rise and we ought to embrace that fact. Thank you for the article!
I love chocolate cake! I will share cake recipes soon. My oven is not working, however, that’s why I’ve put it off, but I have some recipes that I can share. I’ll let you know when the article is up.
Hello and great site!
I just linked myself to your Instagram page that was presented on your website. 🙂
It is great to see your list of actors/actresses that choose to be Vegan. Is that all of them or just some listed?
I’ve tried many attempts to just go straight vegan! It is definitely not a diet it is a complete lifestyle change and conscientious choice! I love the run down and little taste of each celebrity you wrote about in your blog to gain an understanding as to why they are vegan!
It is great to see and hear more people(celebrities) acknowledging the cruel industry and torture of animals and to the extent to which they make a positive change and just don’t want to be a part of that!
Yes the documentary “Earthlings” was definitely a jaw and eye and ear opener for many many people all around the world!!
I am glad Phoenix made that documentary!
I totally stand with Veganism is definitely on the rise.
Your vegetable protein section is making me hungry! I’m about to go while up a nice protein rich vegetable dish right now actually!
Beautiful website. Thank you and I will continue to visit in the future. 🙂
Patricia Maragos/ Patricia Divine Essence
Thank you! I followed you back on Instagram 🙂
The celebrities I listed here are just a few, there are many more who are vegan, for example Benedict Cumberbatch, Will.I.am, JayZ, and Beyonce, Portia di Rossi, and others.
Great that you like my site! I am happy to have you here, and nice to meet you 🙂
Thank you for your information on celebrities that are following a vegan diet and for the most part I did not know about a lot of these but to see these people I now have a new respect for them. Do you think that these people are really happy to be on a vegan diet compared to other people? Do you think they are truthful about their passion? Do you have a vegan stance? I like woody a lot as an actor in cheers and hunger games.
Some vegan celebrities embrace vegan diets as a fad diet, and are not truthful about their passion, but the ones I listed here are truthful, especially Woody Harrelson and Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin is an animal rights warrior, and Woody has also done a lot for animal rights. I respect both of them a lot. I believe that they are happy with their vegan lifestyle. Looking at how proudly Ruby Rose presents the contents of her fridge, for example, one can only think that she is incredibly happy with it. As for me, I love vegan food. Before I became vegan I had no clue about flavors of vegan food, and when I began discovering it, I was blown away by the great taste.
My vegan stance is that I’m vegan for the animals. I am not doing it for health reasons, but the stronger health is obviously a nice bonus 😉
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Hmm I’m beginning to see reasons with these celebrities. At least when you go vegan, you can still eat all your favorite foods, including burgers, “chicken” sandwiches, and ice cream. The only difference is that You’ll be ditching the cruelty and cholesterol that go hand in hand with using animals for food.
As the demand for vegan food skyrockets, companies are coming out with more and more delicious meat– and dairy-free options that taste great.
Very true, you can still enjoy all your favorite foods, but without the cruelty and without the chcolesterol. Well pointed out 🙂
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