Some of the most famous vegetarians are entertainers. Their name recognition and popularity with the American public means that they often appear in advertisements and give interviews championing vegetarianism. Here are some household names of vegetarians who favor grains and veggies over meat.

Alicia Silverstone.

She played a sexy vixen in music videos for Aerosmith and a ditzy babe in "Clueless" but Alicia Silverstone is much more intelligent than those roles would imply. She is an active animal rights activist who regularly champions vegetarianism. She was voted "Sexiest Female Vegetarian" by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in 2004. In 2007, she appeared nude for a PETA commercial. The commercial, in which Silverstone stepped out of a pool nude to share the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle, was deemed too hot for TV in Houston and pulled off the air by Comcast Cable. She then became vegan and in 2009 released a book, "The Kind Diet," a guide to veganism.

Pamela Anderson.

Pamela Anderson is another sexy and famous vegetarian. She is an active member of PETA and has appeared in several ads for them, most notably a 2010 ad in which she posed in a bikini with her body parts labeled as animal cuts. The ad proclaimed that "All Animals Have The Same Parts." The ad was deemed sexist and banned in Canada.

Paul McCartney.

Paul McCartney has been an active animal activist and PETA spokesperson for years, initially with his first wife Linda McCartney and then with his second, Heather Mills. In 2008, the famous vegetarian appeared in a PETA ad that revealed that seeing the suffering of a fish that he was reeling in while fishing years ago prompted him toward vegetarianism. 

Natalie Portman.

Natalie Portman, the 2010 Best Actress Oscar winner for her part in "Black Swan," has been a vegetarian since childhood. The famous actress has flirted with being a vegan but has stated that it's too hard when traveling.



Not only is Sting into tantric sex and yoga, he's also into the vegetarian lifestyle. Sting takes it up one step further by following a macrobiotic diet.

                                                                                                                                                                                —Karen Lac