Stars who are vegeterians

More and more celebrities use their power and influence to support some cause. Many of them are fighters for animal rights and want to raise awareness of ethical- and health-conscious living through vegetarianism, veganism and animal advocacy. Here are some stars who have chosen to be vegetarians or vegans.

Tobey Maguire

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The actor became a vegetarian in 1992 and a vegan in 2009. In a 2008 interview with Parade magazine, Tobey revealed giving up meat was an easy adjustment, saying “It’s never really been that hard for me. I’ve never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all.”

Woody Harrelson








Harrelson has been vegan for nearly three decades, according to PETA. He told Esquire that he became vegan while living in New York when he was first trying to become an actor: “I was on a bus and some girl sees me blowing my nose. I had acne all over my face, which I’d had for years and years. And she’s like: ‘Hey, you’re lactose intolerant. If you quit dairy, all these symptoms you got will be gone in three days.’ I was like twenty-four. And I was like, No way. But three days later: gone.”

Ellen DeGeneres








The talk show host has recently gone vegan! She has always been a huge animal supporter and encourages eating local and organic food.

Kristen Wiig








Bridesmaids actress Kristen Wiig has been named PETA’s 2011 Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity alongside comedian Russell Brand. According to PETA, Wiig stays healthy by eating a lot of tofu and soy.

Alec Baldwin








According to, Alec Baldwin said “he chooses an animal-free diet for the animals, for the environment, and for his health.” Conflicting reports over the years suggest Baldwin may be an “on and off” vegetarian.

Pamela Anderson








The former Baywatch star is a vegetarian, an advocate for animal rights, and an active member of PETA, taking part in several campaigns for animal rights. She became a vegetarian in her early teens when her father brought home a deer that he had killed.

Natalie Portman

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Natalie said in 2009: “Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals changed me from a twenty-year vegetarian to a vegan activist.” In 2011, ABC News reported she returned to her vegetarian diet while pregnant with her first child. “I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff,” Portman told the radio’s Q100 “Bert Show.” “I was listening to my body to have eggs and dairy,” ABC reported.

Kristen Bell

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Actress and animal activist Kristen Bell has been a vegetarian for more than 17 years, according to Vegetarian Times. She told the site in 2010: “I had a lot of quirks as a child. One was that I didn’t like to eat meat: I didn’t like to chew it, didn’t like the taste or smell of it, and just wasn’t having any of it. I was in the minority of kids who actually loved fruits and vegetables.”

Daryl Hannah








The actress has been a vegetarian since was was 11-years-old. She is also doing her part to save the whales, working with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in an attempt to stop Japanese whaling activity in the Antarctic Ocean.

Christian Bale

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This Hollywood star grew up with an animal rights activist father, who taught him to always be compassionate towards animals. Bale took on vegetarianism when he was just nine-years-old after reading the childhood classic, Charlotte’s Web.

Brad Pitt








According to Naked Health, actor Brad Pitt has been identified as a vegetarian throughout the years. There are rumors that his partner, actress Angelina Jolie’s meat-eating habits have started to upset Pitt. Jolie was reportedly vegan until she said the plant-based diet nearly killed her.

Alyssa Milano








Animal activist and actor Alyssa Milano launched a PETA ad in 2008 dressed in an outfit made entirely from green vegetables under the slogan “Let Vegetarianism Grow on You.” According to, in 2008 Milano said: “The world has so much suffering in it already — choosing to be vegetarian is one thing you can do to reduce the suffering on a daily basis.”

Betty White








Betty is an animal activist and has been a vegan for years. “They never lie to you. You know when they tell you something, they mean it. They love you unconditionally,” White told the women of “The View” about animals.


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