5 Inspiring Vegan Actresses

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We get it, things are uncertain, there is a lot of doom and gloom, but if ever there was some hope or a silver lining it is these amazing vegan actresses who while making a name for themselves in Hollywood have also paved the way for a healthy, plant-based, ethical lifestyle. These ladies are true vegan warriors and also aim to lift up their fellow women. And we think that deserves some celebrating!

Natalie Portman

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While you may know Portman from the big screen in hits like Black Swan, Annihilation, and Jackie, she is also making noise in the world of vegan cinema. In 2018, Portman co-produced and narrated a documentary called Eating Animals. Boasting a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this film covers the harsh realities of factory farming and its effects on animals, humans, and the planet.

Portman can also regularly be found on social media urging her followers to try veganism. She sees this as a feminist issue as much as an animal rights one due to how egg laying hens and dairy cows are treated: “Dairy and eggs don’t just come from cows and chickens, they come from female cows and female chickens. We’re exploiting female bodies and abusing the magic of female animals to create eggs and milk.”

Shout out to Portman for sharing the truth!

Mayim Bialik

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Bialik is best known for her role as one of the brainiacs from The Big Bang Theory. In reality, she is an actual brainiac; she holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience! Today, you can find her on her YouTube channel promoting a vegan lifestyle and recommendations on how to bring up a vegan family. She has also released a cookbook for all your vegan needs.

Ultimately, Bialik’s focus is on showing people that a vegan lifestyle is achievable, manageable, and optimal for all walks of life including kids. Like any good scientist, she relies on the facts. And all facts point to veganism! Join in her fight today!

Rooney Mara

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Mara hails from something of a vegan dynasty with her sister–Kate Mara–in the vegan trenches too! Rooney Mara is known for several amazing performances like those in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Her, Social Network etc. She, alongside current boyfriend and fellow vegan activist Joaquin Phoenix, are doing their part for the animals, the planet, and the vegan movement. She can be found marching in the streets with cruelty-free combat boots.

Veganism consumes far more than just her plate. She recognizes the value in eating vegan, using cruelty-free beauty products, and living a mindful lifestyle. It is about living your best life and doing the least amount of harm possible!

Olivia Wilde

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Wilde made her directorial debut in 2019 with the box office hit Booksmart! She is a feminine powerhouse in Hollywood and is using her platform to speak for the voiceless. Since the age of 12, she has been vegetarian. She admits to going back and forth between being vegan and vegetarian but she has made it her priority to spread awareness about animal cruelty. Her focus is on promoting a cruelty-free lifestyle and using products that are friendly to animals and humans alike.

Taraji P. Henderson

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Finally, Taraji Henderson is a new convert to the vegan movement. In Hollywood you might know her from Hidden Figures, Empire, and What Men Want. Lately though, her health has caused her to take up the vegan cause. She is quoted saying, “It took a doctor in Macon, Georgia, to say, ‘If you don’t change what you’re doing, you’re going to get stomach cancer,’” she said. “I said, ‘Say no more.’ So, I switched everything up out of necessity. I want to live. Thank God, because I feel so much better.”

While her health was the primary motivator, Henderson is a great reminder that strong women making a statement can lead to great change!

Future Vegans

These women are using their platforms to educate, inform, and share their experiences. It is truly a hopeful reminder that we can all play a role in creating a brighter, healthier, and greener tomorrow! Girls run the world, right?? So, join this vegan movement, spread the hope, and run this world!

Patricia Maroday

Hi I'm Patricia. Certified vegan lifestyle Coach. I’m here to help you eat more plants, discover ethical products, help the planet and feel amazing!

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Patricia Maroday

Hi I'm Patricia. Certified vegan lifestyle Coach. I’m here to help you eat more plants, discover ethical products, help the planet and feel amazing!