10 Vegans to Watch Out for on the Red Carpet

Posted by on February 28, 2014 | Permalink

Pre-Oscar frenzy is at its height right now, ahead of this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday. But amid all the gossip and dress speculation, what we’re really looking forward to is seeing some of our favourite compassionate stars step out on the red carpet to show off their vegan “glow”. These are a few of the beautiful, talented Hollywood vegans we’ll be watching out for:

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres receives her star on "The Hollywood Walk of Fame"

Ellen will be taking centre stage at this year’s awards – she’s hosting them! The much-loved talk-show star has been cruelty-free for years and even had a vegan wedding.

Jared Leto


Up for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, the heartthrob has 20 years of animal-free eating behind him! Joaquin Phoenix


Compassionate Joaquin is the star of Best Picture–nominated Her – as well as some hard-hitting PETA videos!

Olivia Wilde

"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" Premiere

Gorgeous Olivia, who stars alongside Joaquin in Her, already has one coveted award to boast about – in 2010, she was named PETA US’ Sexiest Vegetarian Celeb!

Jessica Chastain

85th Academy Awards (The Oscars)

Jessica, who’s had two Oscar nominations to date, said of her vegan diet: “I don’t want to torture anything. … [I]t’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world”.

Anne Hathaway

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

Anne, who walked away with the Best Supporting Actress Award in 2013, even had custom vegan high heels made for the big night.

James Cameron


The visionary Avatar director and multiple Oscar-winner is a passionate advocate for a plant-based diet, telling fans, “By changing what you eat, you will change the entire contract between the human species and the natural world”.

Casey Affleck


Compassionate cutie Casey refuses to let dead animal flesh pass his lips and has teamed up with PETA US to speak out against practices such as cruel dehorning.

Natalie Portman

Guggenheim International Gala

The award-winning Black Swan beauty eschews meat, eggs and dairy products because torturing animals is “just wrong”.

Tobey Maguire

Premiere of "The Details" in Los Angeles

That’s right – Spiderman is vegan! The star reportedly likes to have his own vegan chef on set while filming and even sent back a Mercedes because it had leather seats.

Inspired to follow in these stars’ award-winning footsteps? Get started on a plant-based diet here: PETA.org.uk/pledge.