Famous Vegetarians

If you’re veg, you’re in good company! (Note that all of the Beatles are on this list!) The ones I find most impressive are in bold, and if they’re vegan I noted it after their names.

Albert Einstein, scientist
Albert Schweitzer, philosopher and theologian
Alice Walker, writer
Alicia Silverstone, actress (vegan)
Alison Lohman, actress
Allen Ginsberg, poet
Alyssa Milano, actress (vegan)
Angela Bassett, actress
Anna Paquin, actress
Anne Hathaway, actress
Antoni Gaudí, architect
Anthony Kiedis, singer of Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ariana Huffington, writer and polictical activist
Aristotle, Greek philosopher
B.B. King, musician
Benjamin Spock, M.D., pediatrician
Bill Walton, NBA All-Star basketball player
Brad Pitt, actor
Brandon Boyd, musician of rock band Incubus
Brian Greene, theoretical physicist (vegan)
Charles Darwin, scientist
Charlotte Bronte, novelist
Chris Evert, American tennis legend
Chris Walla, guitarist of Death Cab for Cutie
Christian Bale, actor (Yes, even when he got MASSIVE for Batman!)
Coretta Scott King, activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. (vegan)
Deepak Chopra, author and doctor
Dennis Kucinich, politician (vegan)
Diane Keaton, actress
Diogenes, Greek philosopher
Dizzie Gillespie, famed jazz musician
Doris Day, actress
Dustin Hoffman, actor
Eddie Vedder, singer and songwriter of Pearl Jam
Elijah Wood, actor (vegan)
Ellen Degeneres, TV personality (vegan)
Emily Deschanel, actress (Vegan)
Emily Dickinson, writer and poet
Epicurus, Greek philosopher
Forest Whitaker, actor
Franz Kafka, writer
Gandhi, Hindu spiritual leader
Gavin Rossdale, singer of BUSH
George Harrison, musician of The Beatles
Georges Laraque, NHL player (vegan)
Gustave Flaubert, French novelist
H.G. Wells, English writer
Harriet Beecher Stowe, writer
Ian McKellan, British actor
Immanuel Kant, philosopher
Ira Glass, NPR’s This American Life
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Prize winner & Holocaust survivor

Jack Johnson, singer
James Cromwell, actor and animal rights advocate (vegan)
Jane Goodall, primatologist
Jared Leto, actor and singer of 30 Seconds to Mars
Jason Mraz, singer (vegan)
JD Salinger, American novelist
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
Jesus Christ
John Cleese, British actor and comedian of Monty Python
J. M. Coetzee, author/novelist
John Lennon, Beatles singer and songwriter
John Salley, NBA Champion (vegan)
Jonathan Safran Foer, author
Kate Winslet, actress
Kirk Hammett, musician and guitarist of Metallica
Krist Novoselic, musician, bassist for Nirvana
Lauren Bush, niece of George W. Bush
Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer and philosopher
Leonard Cohen, singer and songwriter
Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian painter and inventor (vegan)
Lord Byron, writer
Louisa May Alcott, American writer
Mark Twain, renowned American writer
Mary Shelley, novelist
Matthew Scully, conservative political speechwriter and author
Mike Gordon, musician and bass player of Phish
Moby, musician and co-author (vegan(
Mr.(Fred) Rogers, TV personality/host and educator
Natalie Portman, actress
Oliver Stone, American film director
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, musician of The Mars Volta (vegan)
Orlando Bloom, actor
Pamela Anderson, actress
Paramahansa Yogananda, spiritual teacher and yogi from East India
Paul McCartney, musician, singer and songwriter, Beatles guitarist
Percy Bysshe Shelley, writer
Peter Sellers, actor and comedian
Phil Lesh, musician and bass player of The Grateful Dead
Plato, Greek philosopher and student of Socrates
Plutarch, Greek philosopher
Porphyry, Greek philosopher

Rabindranath Tagore, Eastern Indian philosopher
Rainer Maria Rilke, writer
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and poet
Ringo Starr, musician and drummer of Beatles
Rosa Parks, civil rights activist
Russel Simmons, music producer and co-founder Def Records
Russell Brand, actor
Saint Angela Merici
Saint David (vegan)

Saint Francesco d’Assisi
Sir Isaac Newton, physicist
Socrates, Greek philsopher

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Spriritual leader
Steve Vai, musician
Steve-O, Stunt performer & tv personality (vegan)
Superman/Clark Kent, fictional superhero
Supreme Master Ching Hai, Spiritual leader (vegan)
Susan B. Anthony, women’s suffrage pinoeer
The Roots, all veg band
Thom Yorke, singer of Radiohead
Thomas Edison, renowned inventor
Tobey Maguire, actor (vegan)
Tom Morello, activist and guitarist of Rage Against The Machine
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist artist
Voltaire, French writer and philosopher

5 thoughts on “Famous Vegetarians

  1. conradvisionquest says:

    what a great list! i might have to steal, or at least link… hehe

    • Lauren says:

      Great! Personally I find it odd that some people need to hear that famous people are vegetarians in order to consider it themselves, but it’s wonderful to know we’re in such good company, isn’t it? 🙂

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  3. Ben says:

    Where is Tom Delonge and Travis Barker! lol =D how do they know if Jesus was vegitarian, preety cool though.

  4. Johnny Kinning says:

    Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California, the youngest of three children to Monty Silverstone, a real-estate investor, and Didi Silverstone, a former flight attendant. Alicia’s career began at the tender age of six when her father took some photos of his young daughter..”

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