Stellar Vegetarian Women!
Happy International Women’s Day! This is a day to celebrate what women around the word are capable of, and what better way to do that than by honoring some empowering, influential and veggie-loving female role models? With all the amazing work that they do both in and outside of their fields, these ladies always have a lot on their plates! Except meat, that is.
- Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is a prolific author, columnist and political commentator. She co-founded The Huffington Post, an online news platform with over 3,000 contributing bloggers and several Pulitzer Prizes to its name. She is currently one of the most powerful women, and one of the most powerful vegetarians, in America.
- Christine Lagarde
As a lawyer, politician and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde is a formidable presence. She’s also quite health-conscious, with an active routine that includes swimming and cycling, and sticks with a strictly vegetarian diet.
- Ellen Degeneres
Ellen Degeneres knows how to put a smile on people’s faces, whether through her old sitcom, roles in films like Finding Nemo, or her much-loved talk show. As a dedicated vegan and advocate for animal rights, she is involved in several campaigns promoting a more animal-friendly planet.
- Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson is best known for portraying the skeptical Agent Scully on The X-Files, but she has built a solid career in TV, film and theater over the decades. Aside from that, she is involved with various charities, humanitarian efforts, animal rights organizations and feminist movements.
- Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem is a feminist leader and political activist and has been working to advance women’s rights since the late 60’s. A long career in journalism has helped to spread her message far and wide, receiving several awards and much recognition for her professional and humanitarian work.
- Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis was a screen sensation in the 80’s, and is perhaps best remembered for her roles in the Halloween series and True Lies. But the vegetarian actress is also a gifted comedienne and best-selling author, is heavily involved in philanthropy and is an active contributor to The Huffington Post.
- Kate Winslet
Who could possibly forget Rose from the ill-fated romance in Titanic? Kate Winslet has proven herself time and again with several acting awards and accolades, including a recent Oscar nomination for her role in Steve Jobs. About 5 years ago, the vegetarian actress founded the Golden Hat Foundation to raise autism awareness and is also a member of PETA.
- Martina Navratilova
Known as perhaps one of the greatest female tennis players of all time, Martina Navratilova had been dominating the court since her teenage years in the early 70’s. She is an outspoken political activist and philanthropist and one of the most well-known vegetarian athletes.
- Natalie Portman
Having graduated from a child star to an Oscar winning actress, Natalie Portman knows how to command the big screen. Known for her smarts as well as her talent, Natalie has a psychology degree from Harvard and is a keen political activist. She turned vegetarian at a very young age, and as of 2009, decided to go completely vegan.
- Serena Williams
Serena Williams has been setting the world of tennis on fire for the past few years, with several championship trophies under her belt, including Wimbledon and the US Open. She has been involved in several humanitarian efforts and is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
- Stella McCartney
To simply call Stella McCartney a fashion designer would be a disservice to her distinguished career, covering everything from costume design on Hollywood movies to a joint venture with Adidas designing sports uniforms. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella never uses any leather or fur in her designs and has won several design awards in recognition of her work.
- Tina Turner
Tina Turner’s powerful husky voice gave her a unique sound and helped to propel a career that’s spanned 5 decades. At some point in her early life, she chose to convert to Buddhism and went completely vegetarian as a result. Despite a brief period or ‘retirement’, Tina is still going strong with recent tours and song releases.
- Venus Williams
Like her sister, Venus has made a strong mark in the world of tennis, and is credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism to the game. She’s also opened her own interior design firm and launched her own fashion line. She turned vegan in 2011 for health reasons, and is still going strong both on and off the court.Sumati Menda
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