‘Prominente’ Vegetarier/Veganer

Liste prominenter Vegetarier (Original: The Vegetarian Society (UK))

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Index: [Schauspieler & Filmstars | Popstars & Musiker | TV Stars | Radio Stars | Sportler | Schriftsteller, Philosophen, Wissenschaftler | Historische Vegetarier & Vorreiter des Vegetarismus | Models | Politiker | "Falsche" Vegetarier - despite reports]

Actors & Filmstars

  • Apu (vegan) (on The Simpsons :-)
  • Grant Aleksander
  • Debbie Arnold
  • Brad Pitt
  • Rosanna Arquette
  • Richard & Leslie Bach (He is a writer, she was actress in the old Star Trek series (I think).) Source: Any of Bach’s latest books (they say they are so).
  • Anette Badland
  • Alex Baldwin (US actor)
  • Brigitte Bardot (French actress, animal activist)
  • Angus Barnett (Square Deal)
  • Drew Barrymore (vegan) Source: Jane Magazine, Premiere Issue (isst mittlerweile wieder Fleisch)
  • Kim Basinger
  • Alexandra Bastedo
  • Meredith Baxter Source: Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Maureen Beattie
  • Dirk Benedict (A Team)
  • Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”)
  • Sandra Berkin
  • Traci Bingham (Baywatch) Source: BBC Vegetarian Good Food mag, Nov1997
  • Christopher Blake
  • Gillian & Gayle Blakeney (Neighbours)
  • Peter Bogdanovich (director) (vegan) (source: NEXP)
  • Lisa Bonet (The Cosby Show)
  • Blueberry Borovnisa
  • Tracy Brabin
  • Cathryn Bradshaw
  • Lucy Briers (played Mary Bennet in 1995 “Pride & Prejudice”) Source: “The Making of Pride and Prejudice” book
  • “Downtown” Julie Brown (former MTV ‘veejay’; now hosts her own TV talk show and has roles in Hollywood movies) Source: Vegetarian Times, Issue 232
  • Faith Brown
  • Nicola Bryant
  • Kirk Cameron (Star of WB show “Kirk”) Source: Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Dan Castellaneta (voice of Homer Simpson)
  • Claudia Christian (“Babylon 5″)
  • Julie Christie
  • Margi Clarke — Margi’s Christmas
  • Rachael Leigh Cook (Film and Television Actress (The Babysitters Club, Tom and Huck, Carpool)/Model)
  • Bo Corre (Eldorado)
  • James Cromwell (starred in the movie “Babe”) Source: article in my local newspaper
  • Sara Crowe
  • Peter Cushing
  • Ted Danson (Sam in Cheers)
  • Amanda Dickinson
  • Madhuri Dixit (Indian Actress)
  • Jenny Donnison
  • Betty Driver
  • David Duchovny (The X-Files) Source: TV Guide, Dec 21-27,1996 Issue
  • Christine Elise (Emily Valentine from BH90210, and currently on ER.) Source: I interviewed her in May, 1995.
  • Mike Farrell (actor, BJ Honeycutt in M*A*S*H)
  • Pam Ferris
  • Jerome Flynn (Soldier, Soldier)
  • Michael J. Fox (Movie & T.V. Star) Source: Animal Rights and You (Ingrid Newkirk narrated cassette tape)
  • Fiona Fullerton
  • Jennie Garth (“Kelly Taylor” on Beverly Hills, 90210) (vegan) Source: Peta’s animal times (Spring ’96)
  • Richard Gere
  • Sara Gilbert (vegan)
  • Sheila Gish
  • Deborah Grant
  • Jane Grayson
  • Jill Greenacre
  • Bob Gunter (screenwriter, Sandlot) (vegan) Source: personal friend
  • Louise Milwood Haigh (Jodie in The Lodge)
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Woody Harrelson (Vegan) (Bartender on “Cheers!”, Star of “Natural Born Killers”) Source: Details Magazine
  • Nigel Hawthorne
  • Mariel Hemmingway (played in the t.v. series “Civil wars”) (vegan) Source: veronica gids
  • Sherrie Hewson (Maureen in Coronation Street)
  • Dustin Hoffman (actor)
  • Penny Horner
  • Reina James
  • Louise Jameson
  • Jean Kasem (actress, and wife of Casey)
  • Cheryl Kennedy
  • Lindy Lawton
  • Jarrett Lennon (young actor, in “Social Studies”, UPN; formerly on “Cheers” as “Ludlow” etc) (vegan)
  • Jennie Linden
  • Rachel Lindsay (Sammy in Brookside)
  • Joanna Lumley
  • Cal Macaninch (The Advocates)
  • Virginia Madsen (Stated on the Jay Leno show that she is a vegetarian.)
  • Charlotte Martin (Susan Carter in The Archers)
  • Bill Maynard
  • Paul McGann (8th Doctor of Doctor Who) (vegan)
  • Glenda McKay (Emmerdale)
  • Ian McKellen
  • Virginia McKenna
  • Rue McLanahan (Golden Girls)
  • Amanda Mealing
  • Spike Milligan
  • Hayley Mills
  • Derin Moore
  • Jessica Muschamp (Sharon in Neighbours)
  • Stephen North
  • Simon O’Brien
  • Hazel O’Connor
  • Maureen O’Farrell
  • Shaunna O’Grady (Bev in Neighbours)
  • Kate O’Mara
  • Catherine Oxenberg
  • Anne Parillaud
  • Alexandra Paul (Baywatch)
  • Anthony Perkins
  • Polly Perkins (Trish in Eldorado)
  • Rhea Perlman
  • Mandy Perryment
  • Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) Source: Vegetarian Times, October 1996
  • River Phoenix (vegan, deceased)
  • Brad Pitt (Interview With a Vampier, Legends of the Fall)
  • Tracey Pollen (Family Ties)
  • Natalie Portman (The Professional) Source: David Letterman Show, November 28,1996
  • Pamela Power (Bread, UK TV)
  • Jacqueline Reddin
  • Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana on Murphy Brown) Source: Vegetarian Times, several years ago; also personal knowledge
  • Linda Regan
  • Eric Richard (The Bill, UK TV)
  • Linus Roache (Actor, has appeared in West End (London), Films (eg. Priest) and on BBC tv.) Source: Vegetarian Society of the UK, ‘Vegetarian Living’ magazine (no longer in print), BBC ‘Vegetarian Good Food’ magazine.
  • Abigail Rokison (Darling Buds Of May)
  • Carol Royle
  • Julia Sawalha (actress) (vegan) Source: Radio Times
  • Jenny Seagrove
  • Martin Shaw
  • Brooke Shields
  • Cathy Shipton (Casualty)
  • Alicia Silverstone (clueless, batman and robin, the crush, the babysitter) Source: 17 magazine,June 1997
  • John Gordon Sinclair
  • Marina Sirtis (Star Trek)
  • Rob Spendlove
  • Terence Stamp
  • Imelda Staunton
  • Eric Stolz
  • Jonathan Tristan Talbert Source: Teen Beat. BOP magazine
  • David Thewlis
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Randy on Home Improvement) Source: TeenBeat Magazines, interviews with JTT
  • Niels ‘polleke’ Tijssen (the dutch epuivalent of Corky (the mentally challenged actor)) (vegan) Source: the dutch tv-show Showtime
  • Rita Tushingham
  • Liv Tyler (actress and daughter of Steven) Source: Interview on the Rosie O’Donnell show, April 7
  • Matthew Vaughan (Emmerdale)
  • Tim Vincent (Children’s Ward)
  • Kristina Wagner (Felicia on General Hospital) Source: Health Magazine
  • Lindsay Wagner (vegan)
  • Clint Walker
  • Sophie Ward (vegan)
  • Tom Watt
  • Dennis Weaver
  • Tico Wells
  • Ruth Whitehead (Emmerdale Farm)
  • Spice Williams (vegan)
  • Emma Wray
  • Gretchen Wyler (Broadway and Television Actress)

Popstars & Musicians

  • Abnegation (punk rock band out of Penn.) (vegan)
  • Bryan Adams
  • Rose Alba
  • Damon Albarn (lead singer of Blur)
  • Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
  • Dee Anderson
  • Jon Anderson (singer with Yes) Source: Vegetarian Times (don’t have exact date)
  • Jon Anderson (lead singer of Yes, Visionary solo artist) Source: pretty well known fact
  • Fiona Apple (vegan)
  • Joan Armatrading
  • Joan Baez (folk singer) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian
  • Gary Barlow (Take That) Source: internet
  • Martin Barre (guitarist with Jethro Tull) Source: Jethro Tull 1995 tourbook. Also it was said on the concerts.
  • Shirley Bassey
  • Jeff Beck
  • The Beloved
  • Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub)
  • Blur
  • Michael Bolton
  • Elkie Brooks
  • Peter Buck (REM guitarist)
  • Charlie Burchill (Guitarist, Simple Minds) Source: Interview in French animal rights magazine (again)
  • Kate Bush
  • Terry “Geezer” Butler (Ozzy Osbourne Band)
  • B52s
  • BOYAA T.R.I.B.E (Samoan L.A Rap Act) Source: WOM Music Magazin 1995
  • Montserrat Caballe (Opera singer) Source: Magazines and TV interwievs
  • Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) Source: Kerrang!, not sure about the issue
  • Carcass Source: Aarschok Magazine and Carcass lyrics
  • The Captain & Tennille
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Gary Clail
  • Neil Codling (Keyboardist with Suede) Source: interview in Expressen (swedish paper)
  • Jessica Cody (vocalist for Brunswick Spirit) Source: The Daily Gleaner
  • Leonard Cohen (Canadian poet and musician) Source: Toronto Vegetarian Assoc. 1996 pamphlet
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard) (vegan)
  • Consolidated
  • Julian Cope (British singer/songwriter/neo-Druid w/ cult following) Source: artist’s LPs “Peggy Suicide” and “Jehovahkill”
  • Elvis Costello
  • Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne)
  • Beverley Craven
  • Peter Cunnah (Ream)
  • Dick Dale (King of surf) Source: Watt July issue ’96
  • John Dankworth
  • Dave Davies (Kinks)
  • Carol Decker (Former lead singer of T’Pau – now has solo career.)
  • Brad Delp (Boston – Vocals) Source: Boston’s “Third Stage” album.
  • Cathy Dennis
  • Des’ree (British pop singer) Source: VH1 television
  • Michael Diamond (Beastie Boys drummer/singer) Source: Grand Royal Magazine, No. 3
  • Corinne Drewery (Swing Out Sister)
  • Judith Durham (lead singer, The Seekers) (vegan)
  • Bob Dylan (60′s Folk Icon and Current Rock Star) Source: The Vegetarian Handbook by Gary Null
  • Earth Crisis (Hardcore Band) (vegan) Source: Lyrics
  • Earth Crisis (vegan)
  • Melissa Etheridge Source: interview on VH-1 Naked Cafe
  • Julie Felix
  • Fini Tribe
  • Peter Frame (music historian-rock)
  • Michael Franks (jazz singer)
  • Justine Frischman (lead singer of Elastica) Source: Seventeen magazine
  • Edgar Froese (Founder and head of Tangerine Dream) Source: evident from various interviews and homepage
  • Fugazi (straightedge as well)
  • Peter Gabriel
  • David Gedge (Wedding Present)
  • Boy George
  • Dizzie Gillespie
  • Gary Glitter
  • Kevin Godley
  • Dave Goodman (original producer of Sex Pistols) (vegan) Source: Record Collector magazine
  • Eddie Grant
  • Martin Gore (Depeche Mode)
  • Omar Hakim (drummer, formerly of Weather Report and Sting’s first band)
  • Kirk Hammett (guitarist with metallica) Source: mtv
  • Vijay Hariharan (drummer for Puritan) (vegan) Source: personal acquaintance
  • George Harrison (musician, Beatles/solo)
  • Polly Jean Harvey (Rid of Me; To Bring You My Love)
  • Julianna Hatfield Source: Seventeen magazine, Dec 1993
  • Kirsty Hawkshaw (Opus III)
  • Tony Hicks (Hollies)
  • Doughttp://www.hidwater.com/doug/ Hoekstra (Singer/Songwriter (appearing at Bottom Line in NYC June 28th))
  • Susannah Hoffs (ex Bangles)
  • Steve Howe (guitarist with Yes, GTR, solo) Source: Vegetarian Times (don’t have exact date)
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • Billy Idol
  • Indigo Girls
  • Eddie ftp://arginine.umdnj.edu/pub/qryche/doc/zines/92.04.rip.interview Jackson (Bassist with Queensryche) Source: Rip, April ’92 issue
  • Eddie Jackson (bassist for Queensryche)
  • Joe Jackson
  • LaToya Jackson
  • James (the band, all vegan apparently)
  • Wendy James (Transvision Vamp)
  • Daniel Johns (Singer and guitarist of silverchair .) (vegan) Source: Llama Apprecation Society newsletter #6 silverchair fan newsletter.
  • Daniel Johns (vegan) Source: Kerrang!
  • Daniel Johns (lead singer of silverchair) (vegan)
  • Eric www.ericjohnson.com Johnson (world famous guitar virtuoso, won grammy, cover of guitar player.) Source: personal aquaintance
  • Howard Jones (British singer/songwriter)
  • Martin & Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
  • Jim Kerr (Singer, Simple Minds) Source: Interview in French animal rights magazine
  • Nik Kershaw
  • Gladys Knight
  • Edward Kowalczyk (Lead vocalalist of ‘LIVE’) Source: Tour Diary enteries for Secret Samahdi World Tour
  • Kraftwerk
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • K D Lang (vegan)
  • John and Yoko Lennon (rhythm guitar with Beatles, Formed Plastic Ono Band) (vegan) Source: Lennon by Ray Coleman
  • Annie Lennox (singer, Eurythmics/solo)
  • Living Colour
  • Lisa Loeb (singer) Source: Metro Cafe – T.V.
  • Lene Lovich
  • Willy M (London Beat)
  • Marilyn
  • Johnny Marr
  • Sarah McLachlan (singer/songwriter)
  • Paul & Linda McCartney — Linda’s New Factory Source: VegSocUK – the McCartneys are VegSocUK’s patrons
  • Meatloaf
  • Yehudi Menuhin
  • Natalie Merchant (ex- 10,000 Maniacs)
  • Moby (vegan)
  • Morrissey (singer, also The Smiths)
  • Larry Mullen Junior (drummer and founder of ‘U2′ band) Source: interview with larry and bono prior to current pop-mart tour
  • Mutabaruka
  • Olivia Newton John
  • Chris Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • Jason Orange (Take That)
  • Mark Owen (Take That)
  • Sinead O’Connor (vegan)
  • Ozzy Osborne (leider eine Falschmeldung: siehe “The Osbournes” bei MTV. Ozzy isst alles….)
  • Doris Pearson (Five Star)
  • Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes)
  • Steve Perry (Lead singer Journey) Source: S.P.I.N. Steve Perry Info Network
  • Keith Potger (guitarist/vocalist)
  • Prince
  • Jackie Quinn
  • Rebel MC
  • Marisa Robles
  • Rikki Rocket (rock group Poison) (vegan)
  • Tim Rogers (lead vocalist and guitarist with You Am I) Source: Juice magazine
  • Doug Savor (singer for Puritan) Source: personal acquaintance
  • Tom Scholz (Mastermind behind the rock-n-roll band Boston) (vegan)
  • Dave Scott (bassist w/ Reach) (vegan)
  • Sandi Shaw
  • Shelter (krsna-core band) Source: numerous interviews and the song “civilized man” from the Mantra album
  • Seal
  • Captain Sensible
  • The Shamen
  • Sinitta
  • Siouxsie Sioux
  • Grace Slick (Singer with Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship) Source: Grace talked about it during her workshop for The Learning Annex, San Francisco.
  • Heather Small (M-people, vegan)
  • Robert Smith (The Cure)
  • Jimmy Somerville
  • Ringo Starr (and his wife, Barbara Bach)
  • Keni St George
  • Geoff Tate (Vocalist for Queensryche) (vegan)
  • Richard Thompson (singer/songwriter) Source: August/September Dirty Linen Magazine
  • Tanita Tikaram
  • Farin Urlaub (singer of the German band “Die Ärzte”) Source: German magazines
  • Steve Vai (guitarist (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Frank Zappa)) Source: Personal knowledge/Guitarist magazines
  • Eddie Vedder (lead vocalist with Pearl Jam)
  • Sarah Washington
  • Charlie Watts (Stones)
  • Jane Weidlin (ex Go-Go’s)
  • Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode)
  • Vanessa Williams (pop singer) Source: Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Wendy O. Williams (Lead singer with the Plasmatics / solo) Source: Vegetarian Times, July 1984, Issue 83
  • Womack & Womack
  • “Weird” Al Yankovic (vegan) Source: John “Bermuda” Schwartz, drummer of Al’s band
  • Yazz (vegan)
  • Dweezil, Moon, Ahmet, Diva Zappa (Children of Frank Zappa. Dweezil and Ahmet have rock band “Z”. Moon is an actress. Diva hasn’t chosen a carreer yet. All are drug and alcohol free as well.) Source: April 1993 Playboy Interview with Frank Zappa. Liner notes from “Confessions” (1991 Dweezil Zappa). Personal Conversations with Dweezil.
  • Benjamin Zephaniah (vegan)

TV Personalities

  • Pamela Armstrong (News reader)
  • Andrea Arnold (Children’s TV)
  • Bob Barker (host of The Price is Right) Source: Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Phoebe Buffet (Friends)
  • Marian Chanter (Krypton Factor Winner)
  • Phil Cool
  • David Duchovny (star of the X-Files) Source: Entertainment Weekly, Sept/Oct 95
  • Barbara Edwards (BBC TV first woman weather forecaster)
  • Philippa Forrester (Children’s TV) Source: Vegetarian Society of the UK and ‘BBC Vegetarian Good Food’ magazine.
  • Angela leven en laten leven Groothuizen (presenter dutch TV program ‘de uitdaging) Source: Vegatopia
  • Larry Hagman
  • Antoinette Hertsenberg (Host consumer programme at TROS TV Netherlands Magazine DIER,Dutch Society Protection Animals) Source: Magazine Dier January 1996
  • Simon Hickson (Live & Kicking)
  • viola leven en laten leven Holt (presenter dutch TV program ‘de 5 uur show’) Source: Vegatopia
  • Sean Hughes (Irish comic)
  • Hennie Huisman (Holland’s most popular showmaster.)
  • Gareth Jones (Children’s TV)
  • Diane Louise Jordan (Former presenter BBC tv’s ‘Blue Peter’, now producing own programmes for the BBC.) Source: Vegetarian Society of the UK and ‘Vegetarian Living’ magazine (now out of publication).
  • Penny Junor
  • Diane Kemp (Gardeners World, Britain)
  • Ricki Lake (Talkshow host and acctress) Source: Mr Showbizz WWW-pages
  • Joe Longthorne (?)
  • Don McLean (singer, songwriter)
  • Kevin Nealon (US TV)
  • Leonard Nimoy (plays Spock on Star Trek)
  • Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers on PBS’s “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”) Source: Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) Source: People Weekly 1995 Entertainment Almanac
  • John Simpson (TV journalist)
  • Lisa Simpson (Homer’s daughter on “The Simpsons”) :-) Source: Lisa became vegetarian on the Oct. 15, 1995 episode
  • Julie Snyder (Talk show on Montreal TV Canada) Source: She makes much promotion for vegetarism on TV
  • Sy Sperling (President of the Hair Club for Men — he can be seen in his company’s TV commercials) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Jo Stevens (MTV Real World, SF) (vegan)
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas (“Randy Taylor” Home Improvement) Source: magazines
  • Wendy Turner (presenter on both BBC and Channel 4 TV (UK)) (vegan) Source: The Vegan Society UK
  • Mary Tyler Moore (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Dick Van Dyke) Source: interview with her on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • Maitland Ward (The Bold & The Beautiful, US soap)
  • Vanessa Warwick (MTV VJ)
  • Trevor Williams (British, Going Live)
  • Victoria Wood (British comedian)
  • William Woollard (British actor)

Radio Personalities

  • Tony Blackburn
  • Jackie Brambles
  • Fat Tony
  • Kevin Greening (BBC radio 1 DJ. Openly gay. One of (if not the!) wittiest personalities on radio.)
  • Meg Griffin Source: New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance
  • Casey Kasem (also on TV)
  • Chris Mitchell (DJ on KGVM-FM in Nevada, USA; Assistant Sysop, CompuServe Vegetarian Forum;20+ years as vegetarian.)
  • John Peel
  • Janice Long
  • Dianne Oxberry (Radio One Weather Girl)
  • Peter Simon (Children’s BBC)
  • Judi Spiers (Pebble Mill)
  • Claire Sturgess
  • Dave Lee Travis (“A Jolly Good Show”, BBC Worldservice) Source: He said it during his programme.
  • Shelton Walden (Host/Producer of “Walden’s Pond”, noted weekly radio program on animal rights, human rights, veganism, and the environment. The first radio program of its kind in New York City) (vegan) Source: Self
  • Ron de Rijk (Dutch sportscaster)
  • pierre robert (a insanely popular radio deejay in philadelphia on 93.3 philadelphia) (vegan) Source: he said it numerous times on the radio

Sports Personalities

  • Hank Aaron (home run champion in major league baseball) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • B J Armstrong (US Basketball star)
  • Al Beckles (body builder)
  • Sorya Bonali (ice skater)
  • Les Brown (veteran runner)
  • Peter Burwash (tennis)
  • Andreas Cahling (body builder)
  • Andreas Cahling (bodybuilder)
  • Chris Campbell (1980 world champion wrestler)
  • Joanna Conway (ice skater)
  • Sylvia Cranston (triathlete)
  • Sally Eastall (Marathon runner – UK No 2, vegan)
  • Di Edwards (runner, Olympic semi-finalist)
  • Katie Fitzgibbon (marathon runner)
  • Clare Francis (sailer)
  • Louis Freitas (body builder)
  • Carol Gould (marathon runner)
  • Estelle Gray (cyclist) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Sammy Green (runner)
  • Ruth Heidrich (3-time Ironman finisher, marathoner, age-group record holder, Pres. Vegetarian Society of Honolulu) (vegan) Source: personal acquaintance, also…her book–A Race for Life
  • Sally Hibberd (British Women’s Mountain Bike Champion)
  • Sharon Hounsell (Miss Wales Bodybuilding Champion)
  • Desmond Howard (formerly w/Washington Redskins, now w/Jacksonville Jaguars) Source: PETA mailer
  • Roger Hughes (Welsh National Ski Champion)
  • David Johnson (BAA coach)
  • Kathy Johnson (Olympic Gymnast)
  • Alan Jones (British ski jumper)
  • Billie Jean King (tennis champion) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Killer Kowalski (wrestler) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Jack LaLanne (Fitness guru) (vegan)
  • Donnie LaLonde (Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. (Lost title to Sugar Ray Leonard)) Source: Article in San Jose Mercury News
  • Tony LaRussa (Manager of St. Louis Cardinals – US team) Source: PETA, Animals Agenda, Animals Voice, Veg Times, others
  • Silken Laumann (Olympic rower) Source: Cooking Television Show
  • Judy Leden (British, European & World Hang Gliding champion)
  • Marv Levey (Buffalo Bills Coach)
  • Jutta Müller (multiple Windsurfing World Cup Champion) Source: Flutlicht 95/6/18 on Südwest 3 (German TV program)
  • Jack Maitland (triathlete and fell runner)
  • Cheryl Marek (cyclist) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Leslie Marx (fencer;1996 woman’s epee national champion)
  • Kirsty McDermott (runner)
  • Lindford McFarquar (body builder)
  • Robert Millar (cyclist)
  • Katherine Monbiot (world champion arm wrestler and nutritionist) (vegan) Source: The Vegan Society UK
  • Monika Montsho (weightlifter, 2 x runnerup GB Championships 60kg, NW woman weightlifter of the year 1991)
  • Edwin Moses
  • Martina Navratilova (Retired Tennis Champion) Source: Magazine Interviews/Genesis Awards
  • Julie Ann Niewiek (Basketball commentator) Source: Grand Rapids press/ Image Magazine
  • Paavo Nurmi
  • Robert Parish (Center – Warriors, Celtics, Hornets, Bulls) Source: Hearsay
  • Bill Pearl (Bodybuilder, Mr America) Source: Getting Stronger by Bill Pearl, pg 399
  • Bill Pearl (Mr. Universe and bodybuilder) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Anthony Peeler (NBA Grizzlies basketball player) Source: NBA web site profiles
  • Dave Scott (five time winner of the Ironman Triathlon) (vegan) “The New Laurel’s Kitchen” cookbook
  • Debbie Spaeth-Herring (Georgia State power-lifter) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Jonathon Speelman (chess)
  • Lucy Stephens (triathlete – vegan)
  • Jacques Vaughn (All American point guard, #1-ranked Univ of KS Jayhawks) Source: Lawrence (KS) Journal World (numerous editions)
  • Kirsty Wade (runner)
  • Bill Walton (basketball player) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

Writers, philosophers, scientists

  • Scott Adams (writer/artist of comic strip “Dilbert”) Source: Vegetarian Times June (or so) 1996
  • Louisa May Alcott (author of the novel Little Women) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Clive Barker (Author of Hellraiser series, Weaveworld, etc.) Source: Appearance on Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher
  • Jeremy Bentham (Philosopher) Source: Animal Liberation, by Peter Singer
  • William Blake
  • Berke Breathed (US Cartoonist — writes and draws Bloom County and Outland comic strips) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Charles Darwin (British naturalist in 1800s) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Thomas Edison
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (American lecturer, essayist, and poet)
  • Amanda Feilen (writer and poet) (vegan)
  • Henry Heimlich M.D. (created Heimlich maneuver) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Krishnamurti Jiddu (Spiritual teacher) Source: Krishnamurtis Notebook, His biography written by Mary Lutyens.
  • Steven Jobs (founded Apple computer company) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Franz Kafka (Writer) Source: Vegetariana Cookbook
  • Carla Lane (Writer & TV scipt writer & animal welfare )
  • Milton
  • Alan Moore (Comics writer, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, Marvelman, etc.)
  • Sir Isaac Newton (English scientist, astronomer, and mathematician) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Plato
  • Sir C. V. Raman (Nobel prize-winning physicist – 1930s?)
  • Srinivasa Ramanujan (Probably the greatest Indian mathematician in the last 1000 yrs.) Source: The man who knew Infinity by Kanigel
  • Serge Raynaud de la Ferriére (Founder of Universal Great Brotherhood) (vegan) Source: His Literature: Yug.Yoga Yoghismo. Ed. Diana
  • Ruth Rendell (writer) Source: BBC Vegetarian Good Food mag, Dec 1997
  • John Robbins (author of Diet for a New America and May all be Fed) (vegan) Source: Author’s books.
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau (French writer and political philosophers) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Albert Schweitzer (German philosopher, physician, musician, clergyman, missionary, writer on theology) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • George Bernard Shaw (writer)
  • Percy Shelley (poet)
  • Upton Sinclair (American writer) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer (Writer – Nobel Prize winner in Literature)
  • Peter Singer (Philosopher. Author of Animal Liberation) Source: His book Animal Liberation
  • Socrates
  • Colin Spencer (reknown food writer) (vegan) Source: The Vegan Society UK
  • Benjamin Spock (MD)
  • Chandrashekar Subrahmanyam (Nobel prize-winning astrophysicist – 1983)
  • Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772)
  • Nikola Tesla (Inventor; too many to list, including AC Current) Source: Any decent biography of Nickola Tesla
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Tolstoi
  • Mark Twain
  • Alice Walker (vegan) Source: Her autobiographical text Everything We Love Can Be Saved
  • Alan Watts (philosophical writing)
  • H.G. Wells (British author) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • William Wordsworth
  • Serge Raynaud de la Ferriere (Universal Great Brotherhood Founder) Source: U.G.B. in Mexico.

Historical Vegetarians & Advocates of Vegetarianism

  • Clara Barton (founded American Red Cross) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • Annie Besant
  • General William Booth
  • Fenner Brockway
  • Rupert Brooke
  • Cesar Chavez (involved with United Farm Workers union in 1960s.) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
  • St John Chrysostom
  • Clement of Alexandria
  • Sir Stafford Cripps
  • Diogenes
  • Albert Einstein (certainly supported, but practised?)
  • Henry Ford (Documentary film at Greenfield Village claimed Henry Ford was a vegetarian)
  • Goldsmith
  • Dr John Harvey Kellog (brother of W K Kellog who founded the Kellog Company) (vegan)
  • Lamartine
  • Martin Luther
  • Caitanya Mahaprabhu (Indian saint, Golden Avatar of Lord Krishna, born 1486AC ) Source: Sri Caitanya-caritamrta
  • Mahavira
  • Eustace Miles
  • Montaigne
  • Barbara Moore
  • Canakya Pandit (Indian philosopher and prime-minister of King Chandragupta ) Source: His work Niti-shastra about 300BC
  • Sir Isaac Pitman
  • Origen
  • Ovid
  • Plotinus
  • Plutarch
  • Pope
  • Porphyry
  • H.H A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (He brought Krishna consciousness to America. Famous spiritualist.) Source: Back to Godhead Magazine July/August 96
  • Pythagorus
  • Ilya Repin (russian artist in 1800s) Source: His friend Leo Tolstoy
  • Anthony Robbins (Success Motivational Coach) (vegan)
  • Richard St Barbe Baker
  • Henry Salt
  • Schopenhauer
  • Seneca
  • Voltaire
  • Dr Barnes Wallis
  • Mary Webb
  • John Wesley
  • Ellen G. White (Founder Seventh Day Adventists Church) Source: Review and Herald 1-1996
  • Zoroaster


  • Jenny Blyth
  • Pamela Bordes
  • Christie Brinkley
  • Victoria Cooper
  • Rachael Garley
  • Angie Hill
  • Yasmin Le Bon
  • Kathy Lloyd
  • Gail McKenna
  • Carre Otis
  • Laetizia Scherrer (model & designer)
  • Christine Stone

Politicians, statespersons and activists

  • James G. Abourezk (Former U.S. Senator and Congressman)
  • Susan B. Anthony (leader of Woman’s Suffrage movement) Source: Animal Liberation, 2nd edition (hardcover), p. 221 – Peter Singer
  • Tony Banks (MP, UK)
  • Andrew Bartlett (Senator in Australian Parliament) Source: speech in Australian Senate, self reported
  • Tony Benn (MP, UK)
  • Anne Campbell (MP Lab Cambridge, UK)
  • Chelsea Clinton (U.S. President Bill Clinton’s daughter) Source: PETA newsletter
  • Harry Cohen (MP Lab Leyton, UK)
  • Viscount Craigavon (UK)
  • Willem Drees (Dutch P.M. from 1948 till 1958)
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Anne Gilman (Mayor of Islington, UK)
  • Andrew Jacobs (US Congress, Indiana) Source: many veg sources (PETA, Veg times, etc)
  • Kamel Junblatt (Lebanese political thinker and member of Parliament)
  • Moritz Leuenberger (Minister of energy and transport of Switzerland) Source: several newspaper articles of Switzerland (among them L’illustré, mai 1996)
  • Robert Lutz (president of Chrysler Corp.)
  • Vos Marijke (Dutch MP for GroenLinks)
  • Piers Merchant (MP Con, Beckenham, UK)
  • Albert Mokhiber (Arab-American human rights activist)
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (First Home Minister of India) (vegan)
  • P.V. Narasimha Rao (Prime Minister of India (1991-1996)) Source: Common knowledge in India
  • Philip Ruddock (Australia’s Minister for Immigration) Source: Mentioned in an article in “The Australian” newspaper in late 1996
  • Bernard Weatherall (ex speaker of the House of Commons, UK)
  • Sofía there’s not URL of Greece (the Queen of Spain) Source: Everybody knows it in Spain

Not Vegetarian – despite reports

  • Buddha Many sources say Buddha died from eating bad mushrooms, not pork. It is understood that the Buddha taught his monks against killing animals, but, since they were to live on alms, to accept meat given to them so long as the animal had not been killed specifically for their benefit. However, people who offered food to Buddha would have certainly known his preference for vegetarian meals, so may have prepared fitting food.
  • Kevin Eubanks (bandleader/guitar player of the tonight show band) Source: Conversation between Jay Leno and Kevin on the The Tonight Show. On a recent show, he said he loves seafood.
  • Benjamin Franklin Vegetarian early in life. Later thought ‘better’ of it.
  • Jerry Garcia (lead guitarist/vocalist for Grateful Dead, deceased) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian
    later fell of the wagon
  • Bill Gates (Microsoft chief) Claimed to be a vegetarian, later discovered false.
  • Adolf Hitler und “Hitler ein Vegetarier”? Dieser Essay macht Schluss mit diesem Mythos”
  • Whitney Houston video shows her ordering chilli from Wendy’s
  • Carl Lewis (sprinter) Vegan only when training.
  • Madonna (singer/actor) Her baby’s father, Carlos, makes the “best turkey burgers” (Oprah special, TV show)
  • Steve Martin (actor, comedian) His publicist refutes the vicious rumours. :-)
  • Demi Moore (lead actress in “Indecent Proposal”) Ate chicken during Vogue interview, Summer 1996. A Demi-vegetarian? ;-)
  • Dave Navarro (Guitar player with Red Hot Chili Peppers, formerly of Janes Addiction) once vegan, now eating meat
  • Dennis Rodman (Basketball for Bulls)
  • Henry Rollins (Singer, writer, actor, publisher) never-found that alleged interview with Rollins on the Net
  • Claudia Schiffer (model) Another found with a fowl mouth. :)
  • Sting (singer/bassist, Police/solo)
  • Michael Stipe (REM) Rolling Stone mag Huhn

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Comments (37)

  • #1 by Christina at Juli 8th, 2009

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    So viele ??

  • #2 by ich at Oktober 1st, 2009

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    eigendlich noch mehr

  • #3 by Joshua at November 23rd, 2009

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    Da fehlt Billie Joe der Front sänger von Green day…..
    Sonst ist alles interessant….

  • #4 by Mike at Dezember 3rd, 2009

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    Der Sänger von System Of A Down, Serj Tankian, ist Pescetarier.

  • #5 by Emilia at Dezember 4th, 2009

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    Is Kristen stewart also a vegetarian ??

  • #6 by Lie at Januar 5th, 2010

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    Frank iero (von my chemical romance) fehlt auch noch… go franky go =]


  • #7 by Nani at März 24th, 2010

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    Emily Deschanel (Bones- Die Knochenjägerin) ist auch Veganerin.

  • #8 by Lisa Thannhäuser at April 11th, 2010

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    Daniela Sea (Schauspielerin von The L Word, spätere Staffeln) ist Veganerin

  • #9 by Mina at April 15th, 2010

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    Naja eigentlich is Oliver Sykes noch n Veggie der Screamer von Bring Me The Horizon (BmtH)

  • #10 by anna at Mai 15th, 2010

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    Ich vermisse den bekanntesten und engarietesten veganischen Schauspieer überhaupt.. Joaquin phoenix

  • #11 by Bee at Juli 6th, 2010

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    Tina Turner

  • #12 by VegNet at Juli 10th, 2010

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    Bitte Quelle posten. Danke.

  • #13 by Netty at Juli 10th, 2010

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    Alysan Hannigan hat auch mal vegan gelebt und isst mittlerweile wieder Fleisch. Als ich das (von ihr in einer TV Sendung) gehört habe, war ich doch ein wenig enttäuscht.

    Ich konnte bzw. kann es mir gar nicht vorstellen, dass Menschen, die sich bewusst entschieden haben vegetarisch oder vegan zu leben wieder anfangen Fleisch zu essen. :(

  • #14 by glasmensch at August 29th, 2010

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    wie siehts aus mit rise against?
    hab ich nicht gefunden. die ganze band lebt vegetarisch und der sänger und noch ein bandmitglied vegan!
    steht bei wikipedia in den ersten sätzen und ist auch allgemein bekannt.


  • #15 by Lilli at Dezember 2nd, 2010

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    Viel zu wenig Veganer/in..schade, dachte, es wären mehr Veganer/in unter den Promis.

  • #16 by tofumjom at Dezember 4th, 2010

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    “Ich konnte bzw. kann es mir gar nicht vorstellen, dass Menschen, die sich bewusst entschieden haben vegetarisch oder vegan zu leben wieder anfangen Fleisch zu essen.”

    Aber hallo! Ich war selbst lange Zeit überzeugter Vegetarier, wollte sogar vegan werden, bis mir ein militanter, radikaler Veganer sagte, wie “scheiße” Vegetarier wären und auch Veganer, die nicht auch (v)erbitterte Tierrechtler sind.
    Insofern kann ich es gut nachvollziehen, wenn auch andere, aus welchen Gründen auch immer, von ihren Idealen abweichen und ihren Lebensstil (wieder) ändern.

  • #17 by Katy at Januar 1st, 2011

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    Ihr habt Jared Leto vergessen. (Sänger und Schauspieler) Veganer!

  • #18 by Elisa at Januar 5th, 2011

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    Es sind nicht alle “Prominenten” Vegetarier und Veganer aufgelistet.Es gibt noch sehr viele deutsche bekannte Schauspieler, Musiker z.B. Xavier Naidoo oder Campino von den Toten Hosen.

  • #19 by VegNet at Januar 8th, 2011

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    >Wie ist das Rezept des Rumpsteaks in Altbier-
    >Senf-Sauce, das Kuddel und Campino bei
    >Alfredissimo” zubereiteten?

    Soviel zu “bitte unbedingt eine Quelle (Link) angeben”. Campino ist KEIN Vegetarier.

  • #20 by Sarah at Januar 20th, 2011

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    Leonardo da Vinci (wenn gleich er nicht mehr unter uns weilt), Zitat: “Der Tag wird kommen, an dem das Töten eines Tieres genauso als Verbrechen betrachtet werden wird wie das Töten eines Menschen.”

    Und Thomas D (Fanta Vier) ist auch Vegetarier, übrigens auch für PETA aktiv.


  • #21 by IAMYOU at Januar 22nd, 2011

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    Sind nicht alle drauf, aber ich kenne da noch 3: Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Steve Jocz (Sum 41) & Christofer Drew Ingle (Nevershoutnever!) ;)
    Aber sind echt viele, haha, echt toll, bin auch einer ;)

  • #22 by ann at Februar 7th, 2011

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    Alex Baldwin – der heißt ALEC, nicht Alex… außer es gibt einen alex baldwin, von dem ich nix weiß!?

  • #23 by Phyllis at März 14th, 2011

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    Die Madden Brüder (Good Charlotte) fehlen da auch


  • #24 by Diana at Mai 23rd, 2011

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    es fehlt Billy Corgan, der Leadsänger der Smashing Pumpkins. :) -> http://vegetarianstar.com/tag/billy-corgan/
    -> http://twitter.com/#!/Billy/status/12968700322
    -> http://vegetarianstar.com/2008/09/26/billy-corgan-joan-jett-need-new-place-to-eat-in-portland/
    (bei letzterer Mitteilung scheint es so, dass auch die Rest-Pumpkins Veganer sind.

  • #25 by Sophia at Juli 8th, 2011

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    Paul McCartney ist auch Vegetarier!

  • #26 by VegNet at Juli 11th, 2011

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    Paul McCartney steht bereits unter Popstars & Musicians ;)

  • #27 by Ayleen at November 28th, 2011

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    Kaya Yanar auch :) )

  • #28 by Baum98 at Dezember 12th, 2011

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    “Kaya Yanar ist Pescetarier, bekennender Tierschützer und unterstützt die Tierrechtsorganisation PETA mit Motiven zum Thema Pelz sowie zur vegetarischen Ernährung.” Das stand so auf Wikipedia. ;)

  • #29 by GUELSELI BAUR at April 3rd, 2012

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    bill clinton!!

  • #30 by VegNet at April 16th, 2012

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    bill clinton!!

    It has been widely reported that Clinton has become a vegan for health reasons, but he still occasionally eats fish. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton

  • #31 by Toni at August 29th, 2012

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  • #32 by TheVamp at November 23rd, 2012

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    Ville Valo gehört auch noch mit in die liste ;) bitte nicht vergessen

  • #33 by thomas at November 26th, 2012

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    Stephan Weidner und

    Thomas Plum würde ich noch zufügen

  • #34 by Ich at Januar 31st, 2013

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    Martin Luther war kein Vegetarier, aber Martin Luther King!

  • #35 by mike1376 at Mai 1st, 2013

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    Mike Tyson, Jaquin Phoenix, Toby Maquire….

  • #36 by Alex1984 at Januar 9th, 2014

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    Michael Franks ist auch Veganer Den wird hier wohl keiner kennen und daher mit in der Liste erwähnen. ;)

  • #37 by Alex1984 at Januar 9th, 2014

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    Ich verbessere mich noch mal, denn Michael Franks ist Vegetarier. :)


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