Famous vegetarians and vegans - In honor of World Vegetarian Day, let's take a look at the most notable famous celebrities who stick to a vegetarian or vegan diet. We are giving you Hollywood's recently named the sexiest vegetarians of 2011.
Famous vegetarian #1 - Pamela Anderson This famous actress has taken part in some notorious campaigns for PETA, including this one, which was banned in her native country. She is now a vegan. pamela anderson her father cleaning an animal that he had hunted.
Famous vegetarian #2 - Christian Bale This former teen star lost a tremendous amount of weight for "The Machinist" and his recent Oscar-winning role. His animal-rights activist father helped inspired him to help animals.
Famous vegetarian #11 - Paul McCartney Beatles singer/songwriter Paul McCartney became a vegetarian in 1967 after meeting his first wife, who died in 1998. McCartney and his designer daughter came up with this ingenious method of encouraging people to cut their meat consumption.
Famous vegetarian #12 - Alyssa Milano This actress was voted world's sexiest vegetarian in 2008 and has appeared in a campaign for PETA wearing a dress made of vegetables. Milano has said that she craved a certain vegetableduring her pregnancy. "I turned vegetarian after 9-11."
Famous vegetarian #13 - Kelly Osbourne This famous Brit's commitment to live a healthier lifestyle had her shedding the pounds over the past couple of years. As a vegetarian, Osbourne also helped out this '60s rocker and his fashion-designer daughter with their "Meat-free Mondays" campaign. Osbourne said, “I smell like a vegetarian I am sweating the smell of vegetables."
Famous vegetarian #14 - Hayden Panettiere An outspoken animal activist, the young Hollywood actress does not let her vegetarianism stop her from enjoying Italian food. Her latest honor? Hayden Panettiere I adore pizza I’m a complete vegetarian, though, so no toppings with meat or fish for me.
Famous vegetarian #15 - Kal Penn Though this actor and sometime White House staffer is best known for a quest to eat hamburgers in this movie series, he sticks to a vegetarian dietin real life. Kal Penn food technicians make some really good veggie burgers that looked like meat.
Famous vegetarian #16 - Brad Pitt This leading man is one of the world's most famous vegetarians. Find out why his significant other recently gave up her restrictive diet.
Famous vegetarian #17 - Natalie Portman This award-winning actress and new mom has stuck to a meat-free diet since childhood and took the leap into veganism after reading this book "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer
Famous vegetarian #18 - Sarah Silverman Comedienne, actress and author Sarah Silverman has been a vegetarian since she was 10. She proclaimed her support of the "Healthy School Meals Act of 2010" so that kids in schools could have healthy, vegetarian meal options.