Many celebrities have different reasons for choosing to live a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, from the issues surrounding animal cruelty in the food production industry to health concerns. Here, the 50 celebrities you won’t see with any meat on their plate.
Our favorite Titanic actress went vegetarian later in adulthood and has been an active advocate for PETA for several years now. She even narrated a videos about boycotting restaurants that serve foie gras, a product made from the liver of duck or goose.
Erykah Badu is open about her firm belief in only consuming a plant-based diet, and says her motivation is to achieve overall wellness for the mind, body, and spirit. In an interview with Origin Magazine, Badu explained, “The lifestyle that vegetarians lead automatically draws people’s attention to the vitality of the person. My vitality speaks for itself.”
The actress feels so strongly about being vegetarian and vegan that she both produced and narrated a new documentary called Eating Animals, which raises questions about the people who raise and grow most of our food. When recently asked what inspired her activism she explained, "It's outrageous. And it's upsetting. And it's our health, it's our environment. And it's our values.”
The Step Up star says she’s been a vegetarian since 10 or 11, when she was traumatized by a documentary about slaughterhouses. The actress was later diagnosed as lactose intolerant later and has been vegan ever since. She told Natural Health, “I felt so much better. My skin cleared up, I had a ton more energy and I just felt clearer in the head."
The pro tennis player told Shape she feels being vegan is “a great lifestyle for long-term stability.” Although Williams has an autoimmune disease that doesn’t allow her to be a full vegan, she alters her diet to help with her symptoms and eats as clean as she can.
The actress was a vegetarian for fifteen years before switching to veganism in 2007. After Chastain won the award for Sexiest Vegetarian of the Year in 2012, she told PETA, “[I]t’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the …While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.”
This country superstar credits her youthful appearance to her carb-free vegetarian diet, which includes a mixture of raw, whole-food items with an emphasis on greens and nuts.
The Brazilian supermodel is a UN environmental ambassador and believes that going vegan is one of the most efficient ways to fight climate change. Bündchen even persuaded her husband and NFL player, Tom Brady, to eat the same vegan diet with her. She admitted he was wary at first but “now he loves it, and he wouldn’t have it any other way, because he feels better."
This longtime vegetarian actively tries to live a full vegan lifestyle. Early this year Rose even urged her followers on Twitter to take a stand and make a change by going vegan or vegetarian.
The “Malibu” singer has never been one to shy away from owning her many lifestyle choices, especially when it comes to living a lifestyle free of animal cruelty. It wasn’t until after the death of her dog Floyd in 2014 when she decided to stop consuming animal products altogether and go fully vegan. Cyrus is one of the most outspoken celebrities when it comes to promoting veganism and often shares these views with her followers on her Instagram.
This pop star stopped eating meat early on in her childhood because of her love for animals. After announcing her switch to full vegan back in 2013, Grande told The Mirror, “I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-round happier person.”
The Harry Potter star told Vegan Food & Living that she’s been a vegetarian since she was a young girl because she was “viscerally repelled by the idea of eating animal flesh and there was no way to avoid the fact that someone had been killed for that piece of meat.” Her transition to full vegan happened around 2015 after Lynch read Eating Animals, a book that spotlights what it really means to eat animals in an industrialized world.
This Victoria’s Secret Angel is one of the many models who enjoys eating clean by using a vegetarian delivery service called Sakara. Aldridge explained to Peaceful Dumpling that by eating a plant-based diet she overall feels healthier. With her on-the-go schedule, the service makes it easier to sustain her vegetarian diet.
Back in 2012, Caillat told Shape magazine that she has been vegetarian for several years and eats 95 percent vegan. Caillat doesn’t like the feeling of having meat in her stomach and would rather get her protein from vegetables, salads, quinoa and lentils.
The stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer revealed that she went vegetarian as a young girl after witnessing a farmer kill a turkey in front of her. Silverman has also been an advocate for the importance of providing children with a balanced nutritional diet and even worked to pass the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010.
In an interview with Urbanette last year, the actress revealed that her secret to ageless skin is her vegan diet. Pfeiffer feels that you can’t avoid the science behind the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle and also claimed that by eating vegan you can “avoid a lot of toxins that could age your skin and your body.”
The ageless Moore is rumored to be vegan.
Scandal’s Bellamy Young stopped eating meat after a piece of chicken reminded her of her mom's dog. The actress says switching to a vegan diet cleared up her cystic acne, boosted her energy, and improved her digestion.
The actress and political activist revealed she's a vegetarian on Twitter earlier this year.
Contrary to most people who convert to the vegan lifestyle in adulthood, Wilde has been living as a vegan since she was about 12. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Wilde explained “[Being vegan] is not always easy and accessible,” she continued, “but it’s a way of life and makes me as a person feel really good and physically look better." Wilde also mentioned that in her opinion, having a strong support system is truly essential to sustaining the lifestyle.
The country superstar completely cut meat out of her life by the time she was 22 and told Self magazine that she actively tries to live a fully vegan lifestyle, although it can be hard to keep up with while she is traveling the world on tour.
Keaton has been a vegetarian for several years.