Famous Vegetarians

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There are so many vegetarians, it’s hard to know who to include. We’ve picked a selection of those you may have heard of. Remember that the list of famous vegetarians is changing all the time, as more people decide to go veggie.

Historical & Well-Known Figures

Susan B Anthony

Susan B Anthony

Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women

Susan B Anthony, helped get women the right to vote

Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross

General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army

Bill Clinton, Former President of US

Charles Darwin, first proposed the theory of evolution

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo DaVinci, artist and scientist

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Chief Air Marshall Hugh Dowding, led the Battle of Britain to victory

Thomas Edison, inventor of the electric light bulb

Albert Einstein, defined the theory of relativity

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Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin, founding father of the United States

Mahatma Ghandi, Indian civil rights leader

Gustav Holst, classical composer

John Harvey Kellogg MD

Abraham Kook, first chief rabbi of Israel

Gustav Mahler, classical composer

Isaac Newton, famous for Newton’s laws in physics

Rosa Parks, civil rights activist

Plato, Greek philosopher

Pythagoras, Greek mathematician

Albert Schweitzer, physician, theologian

Coretta Scott King and Dexter Scott King, wife and son of Martin Luther King

Ellen G White

Ellen G White

Socrates, Greek philosopher

Benjamin Spock MD

Robert Lewis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island

H.G. Wells, author of The Time Machine and War of the Worlds

John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church

Ellen G White, founder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church

 

Present Day Musicians

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul, American singer, choreographer, TV personality

Bryan Adams, Canadian singer

Andre Benjamin 3000, American rapper

Tom Higgenson, lead singer with Plain White T’s

Andy Hurley, drummer with Fall Out Boy

Anthony Kiedis, lead singer with Red Hot Chili Peppers

Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer

Leona Lewis, British singer

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Paul McCartney

Travis Miguel, guitarist with Atreyu

Moby, American singer and instrumentalist

Jason Mraz, American singer/songwriter

Paul McCartney, lead singer of The Beatles

Prince, American singer/songwriter

Shania Twain, Canadian singer

Carrie Underwood, American singer

 

Present Day Actors/Entertainers

 

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Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz, movies including “Nine”, “Vanilla Sky”

Ellen DeGeneres, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Emily Deschanel, TV star of “Bones”

Cameron Diaz, movies including “My Best Friend’s Wedding”

Michael J Fox, movies including “Back to the Future”

Ginnifer Goodwin, movies including “He’s Just Not That Into You”

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire

Woody Harrelson, movies including “Zombieland”

Dustin Hoffman, movies including “Rainman”, “Hook”

Tobey Maguire, movies including “Spiderman”

Hayden Panettiere, TV star of “Heroes”

Natalie Portman, movies including “Star Wars”

Alicia Silverstone, movies including “Silence Becomes You”

Kristen Wiig, TV star of “Saturday Night Live”

 

Sports Stars

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

Hank Aaron, homerun record holder

Desmond Howard, Superbowl MVP

Scott Jurek, Ultra-Marathon Champion

Georges Laraque, National Hockey League

Carl Lewis, track and field winner of 9 Olympic gold medals

Bode Miller, World Cup alpine ski champion

Bill Pearl, Four Time Mr Universe

John Salley

John Salley

John Salley, NBA champion player

Dave Scott, six-time triathlon winner

Ed Templeton, champion skateboarder

Jamie Thomas, champion skateboarder

Alexey Voyavoda, bobsleigh champion

Ricky Williams, Miami Dolphins

 

See our postings about some more recent vegetarians.