I have so many lady loves, it’s not even funny. There are just so many strong, beautiful, talented, and powerful women on this Earth… it’s hard to keep up! I once counted down some of the leading celeb women in my life, but this time around, I’m looking at all those kind, compassionate, lady veg-heads. They’re all so beautiful – inside and out.
#1: Ellen Degeneres
All hail Ellen! Aside from Joaquin Phoenix, Ellen is my favorite vegan of all-time. She’s just such a beautiful person inside and out. She’s been quoted saying, “I do it because I love animals.” Portia de Rossi, her wife, is also vegan. POWER COUPLE!
#2: Kristen Bell
Plain and simple, Kristen hated the idea and taste of meat, so she nixed it from her diet entirely… along with every other animal-based product. How can you not like Kristen Bell, by the way? I don’t think it’s possible. Her husband, Dax Shepard, is also an on/off vegetarian.
#3: Olivia Wilde
Major girl crush, right here. Olivia is both hilarious and sexy – and now we can toss in “kind to all living things.” She has been a vegetarian since the age of 12, and finally adopted a vegan lifestyle after working closely with Alicia Silverstone. Damn girl, can you get any better?
#4: Christian Serratos
Walking Dead hottie right here. Christian is not only a Disney fanatic, but a vegan. #SoulSista. She even advocates for it. Aside from the factory farming aspect, she also has been quoted saying: “I just felt better and brighter and lighter, and I had more energy.”
#5: Emily Deschanel
The gorgeous Bones star has been a vegan for over 15 years now, and even stuck with the diet during her pregnancy. One of her best quotes: “People don’t think about how each of these animals that we call dinner have the same kinds of personalities as our dogs and cats.”
#6: Kate Mara
This pretty House of Cards lady was a vegetarian for over 10 years, and finally gave up cheese to make the big switch to vegan. “I’m a massive animal lover. Being vegan has been so good for me. I’ve never felt better.” Her sister is a little further down the list, too.
#7: Natalie Portman
Padme is vegan – holla! Well actually, Natalie is an on/off vegan. During her pregnancy, she resorted to her vegetarian ways, but that doesn’t make her any less wonderful. She has a clear compassion for all living things.
#8: Fiona Apple
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter, Fiona, is a vegan, but not a preachy one. She’s been quoted saying, “I’m a vegan, but I don’t care if you’re eating turkey in front of me.” We’re glad she’s that way – because so are we. You go, girl.
#9: Alicia Silverstone
AS IF the Clueless star would ever touch meat. Alicia has been vegan since she was 21, and has done so much for the vegan community. Including her book and blog, The Kind Life. One of the many reasons why she went vegan: “I was not going to contribute to the violence in the world anymore.”
#10: Ellen Page
Ellen Page had me at Juno (WHOADREAMBIG!) and then… I found out she’s a vegan. She won PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity in 2014, and that makes me super happy.
#11: Laura Prepon
Anyone else a huge fan of Orange is the New Black? ME TOO. So… I clearly love this. Laura decided to go vegan to stay in shape and keep her bod healthy. Her go-to vegan snack is a rice cake with mashed avo. YUM – to the snack and to
Alex Vause Laura.
#12: Rooney Mara
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star was never outspoken about her veganism, until recently. She actually hosted a vegan dinner party during the Sundance Film Festival for the cast of her film. I love that and I love her. Go Mara sisters, go!
#13: Sia Furler
That voice and that compassion, man. Sia took her veganism to Twitter last year. She also promoted the vegan documentary, Vegucated, to fans. Keep spreading kind vibes, girlfriend.
#14: Pamela Anderson
It’s really no secret that Pam made the list. She’s like the poster for PETA campaigns! You may not love her past, but I sure as hell love what she’s doing in the world of animal activism. Also, this quote alone is enough to make you love her: “Every time we go by KFC, my kids ask me to honk and they yell ‘Boo’ out the window.”
BONUS: Summer Phoenix
I’m calling her a bonus because I totally forgot about her when I put this together (and the pic says 14). Oh well! How could I forget Joaquin Phoenix’s sister? She’s another long-time vegan, as well as an avid supporter of several environmental and animal rights causes and charities (including PETA). And guess what else? She’s married to Casey Affleck, who is also a vegan. WHAT A FAMILY. <3
Anyone else have a lady boner yet? I knew it. xx Bianca
p.s. Who did I miss? Shout it out.