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Famous People Born Under The Leo Star Sign

Were you born under the Leo star sign? If your answer is in the affirmative, you might share your birth date with some of these notable personalities. Let us take a look at a list of celebrity Leo men and women who have made their mark in history.
Quick Fact:
The Leo zodiac symbol comes from, the myth of the Nemean lion, which was slain by Hercules, as one of his twelve labors of penance. It was specially known for its skin which was impervious to all kinds of weapons, which is why Hercules wrestled the lion with his bare hands and strangled it to death.
When dealing with a Leo, one can either feel love or hate, but nothing in between. Known for their confidence, ambitiousness, and determination, Leos are highly spirited people, who are constantly pushed by the desire to excel and outclass everyone else. It is a good option to be around a Leo if you are feeling down as these individuals are very warm and affectionate, and they work hard to spread happiness among others. They are also dignified, loyal, and generous.

However, all is not rosy for Leos, as they can be pretentious, vain, egoistical, stubborn, lazy, and have a yet have a dominating attitude. Here, we have listed out some of the famous people born under the Leo sun sign.

Female Celebrities With Leo Star Sign

Rose Byrne

Date of Birth: July 24, 1979

Profession: Actress

Famous Quote: "I loved performing; I was always trying to impress my siblings by being a clown. I think that came from being the runt of the litter."

Abigail Spencer

Date of Birth: August 4, 1981

Profession: Actress

Famous Quote: "My father loved biographies. He loved the true tales of interesting people that were shaping our culture. I get why he dug 'Vanity Fair.' You feel smarter, somehow, for reading it."

Joanne K. Rowling

Date of Birth: July 31, 1965

Profession: Novelist

Famous Quote: "Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me."

Alyson Stoner

Date of Birth: August 11, 1993

Profession: Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, Singer

Famous Quote: "I am a pet person. My dog actually lives in Georgia now. But I work with animal trainers and pets quite often. I also volunteer at different places like animal shelters. It's good to be around pets. They kind of put things into perspective. They're easygoing, loyal, and they seem to get it, even when humans don't."

Mila Kunis

Date of Birth: August 14, 1983

Profession: Actress

Famous Quote: "People have interpretations of what you're supposed to be like. If you're unattractive and overweight, you must have a great personality. If you're attractive, then you must not be the nicest person. People are always taken aback that I'm easygoing but not necessarily stupid."

Anna Paquin

Date of Birth: July 24, 1982

Profession: Actress

Famous Quote: "I think, generally, most people can't maintain anything that's particularly strict for very long. I watch people trying and failing to do that a lot."

Jennifer Lawrence

Date of Birth: August 15, 1990

Profession: Actress

Famous Quote: "I've done archery for about six weeks, and rock climbing, tree climbing - and combat, running and vaulting. But also yoga and things like that, to stay catlike!"

Amelia Earhart

Date of Birth: July 24, 1897

Profession: Aviation Pioneer, Author

Famous Quote: "Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others."

Coco Chanel

Date of Birth: August 19, 1883

Profession: Fashion Designer

Famous Quote: "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

Rhona Mitra

Date of Birth: August 9, 1976

Profession: Actress, Model, Singer

Famous Quote: "I'm not really a girlie. I can be once in a while, but then I tend to fall off the heels."

Hayden Panettiere

Date of Birth: August 21, 1989

Profession: Actress, Model, Singer, Animal Rights Activist

Famous Quote: "I like to dedicate myself wholeheartedly to a cause so that I have more impact. My goal is to shed light on the beauty of the ocean and how important it is for our planet."

Anna Kendrick

Date of Birth: August 9, 1985

Profession: Actress, Singer

Famous Quote: "I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other 'gentleman' stuff is a chess game, especially these days."

Helen Mirren

Date of Birth: July 26, 1945

Profession: Actress

Famous Quote: "I don't like the word 'strong,' because a strong character is never an interesting character. A character is made interesting by their vulnerabilities and their weaknesses."

Audrey Tautou

Date of Birth: August 9, 1976

Profession: Actress, Model

Famous Quote: "I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odor of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks."

Evanna Lynch

Date of Birth: August 16, 1991

Profession: Actress, Model

Famous Quote: "While I was in London it was completely upside-down. I got a whole new life and it was a challenge to keep in touch with my life in Ireland, but it was great fun. Now though, I've been back home since November and gradually all connections with my HP life have been fading."

Evangeline Lilly

Date of Birth: August 3, 1979

Profession: Actress, Author

Famous Quote: "I'm very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, I don't even like the word 'feminism' because when I hear that word, I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, and I'm not interested in trying to pretend to be a man. I don't want to embrace manhood; I want to embrace my womanhood."

Kate Beckinsale

Date of Birth: July 26, 1973

Profession: Actress

Famous Quote: "Apparently, I'm very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That's why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That's my party trick."

Halle Berry

Date of Birth: August 14, 1966

Profession: Actress, Model

Famous Quote: "I never wanted to be a model. My modeling career was nothing but a stepping stone to my acting career and that's all I ever saw it as. A pointless rock in the river that has to be stepped on in order to get to the meaningful oasis of acting."

Madonna Ciccone

Date of Birth: August 16, 1958

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman

Famous Quote: "With all the chaos, pain and suffering in the world, the fact that my adoption of a child from who was living in an orphanage, you know, was the number one story for a week in the world. To me, that says more about our inability to focus on the real problems."

Suzanne Collins

Date of Birth: August 10, 1962

Profession: Writer

Famous Quote: "Telling a story in a futuristic world gives you this freedom to explore things that bother you in contemporary times."

Vera Farmiga

Date of Birth: August 6, 1973

Profession: Actress, Director, Producer

Famous Quote: "I love Saturday nights with my best friend and a big bowl of pasta, wanting a good scare, something that will say, 'Listen, your life is not as bad as this. Your life can be so much worse."

Enid Blyton

Date of Birth: August 11, 1897

Profession: Writer

Famous Quote: "I am not really much interested in talking to adults, although I suppose practically every mother in the kingdom knows my name and my books. It's their children I love."

Jennifer Lopez

Date of Birth: July 24, 1969

Profession: Actress, Singer, Dancer, Producer, Author, Fashion Designer

Famous Quote: "I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions. I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes. But I promise that when I fall, I get back up."

Whitney Houston

Date of Birth: August 9, 1963

Profession: Singer, Actress, Model, Producer

Famous Quote: "You can fool people. You can fool anybody anytime of the day, but you can't fool yourself. At night, when you go home, you've got to be straight up with you."

Melanie Griffith

Date of Birth: August 9, 1957

Profession: Actress

Famous Quote: "I don't think I'm beautiful. When I look in the mirror, I just see me - and, I'm pretty used to me."

Lisa Kudrow

Date of Birth: July 30, 1963

Profession: Actress, Comedian, Writer, Producer

Famous Quote: "Shirley MacLaine said, You're so funny, then gave me a hug. Everything went white. I couldn't hear, I couldn't see. I thought I was going to pass out."

Annie Oakley

Date of Birth: August 13, 1860

Profession: Sharpshooter

Famous Quote: "There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn't bother to change while there are women like that around."

Hilary Swank

Date of Birth: July 30, 1974

Profession: Actress, Producer

Famous Quote: "I took 'P.S. I Love You' thinking it was going to be a little funny, and I ended up crying every day on that film."

Amy Adams

Date of Birth: August 20, 1974

Profession: Actress, Singer

Famous Quote: "I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled."

Michelle Yeoh

Date of Birth: August 6, 1962

Profession: Actress

Famous Quote: "I have been presented with roles which demand not just physical ability but mental discipline as well. 'Memoirs of a Geisha' was not so much about physical exertion ... it was much more graceful and contained than that."

Kylie Jenner

Date of Birth: August 10, 1997

Profession: Television Personality, Model, Socialite

Famous Quote: "It's always the people that know the least about you that want to judge you the most."

Sandra Bullock

Date of Birth: July 26, 1964

Profession: Actress, Producer

Famous Quote: "I gave up coffee. It's almost worse than giving up a lover."

Charlize Theron

Date of Birth: August 7, 1975

Profession: Actress, Model, Producer

Famous Quote: "From the moment this baby came into our home, those two dogs have never been more in love. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever witnessed. People keep saying, 'Oh, you're a single mom.' I'm like, 'Actually, I'm not. I've got two boys helping."

Demi Lovato

Date of Birth: August 20, 1992

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Famous Quote: "I believe in aliens. I think it would be way too selfish of us as mankind to believe we are the only lifeforms in the universe."

Cara Delevingne

Date of Birth: August 12, 1992

Profession: Model, Actress, Singer

Famous Quote: "What bothers me, I guess, is when I get these messages from girls on Twitter, and they're like, 'God, you're my idol, I really admire you.' It's like, 'Admire me for what? What have I done?' It's not that being in a Burberry campaign, or walking in a Chanel show is nothing. It's just ... I know I can do more."

Emily Brontë

Date of Birth: July 30, 1818

Profession: Novelist, Poet

Famous Quote: "I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you."

Taylor Momsen

Date of Birth: July 26, 1993

Profession: Actress, Musician

Famous Quote: "People misinterpret what I say all the time: They think I'm being offensive, when really, I'm only being opinionated."


Male Celebrities With Leo Star Sign

Andy Warhol

Date of Birth: August 6, 1928

Profession: Artist

Famous Quote: "My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat - or in film's case 'run on' - manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing."

Sam Worthington

Date of Birth: August 2, 1976

Profession: Actor

Famous Quote: "I like to play board games a lot with my girl, things like that. We attempt to cook. And even if it goes wrong, it doesn't matter because it's the time you spend doing it that's important."

Roger Federer

Date of Birth: August 8, 1981

Profession: Tennis Player

Famous Quote: "I enjoyed the position I was in as a tennis player. I was to blame when I lost. I was to blame when I won. And I really like that, because I played soccer a lot too, and I couldn't stand it when I had to blame it on the goalkeeper."

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson

Date of Birth: August 14, 1959

Profession: Basketball Player (Retired)

Famous Quote: "If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I'm going to show everybody, I'm going to work hard to get better and better."

Bill Clinton

Date of Birth: August 19, 1946

Profession: 42nd President of the United States of America

Famous Quote: "Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening."

Andrew Garfield

Date of Birth: August 20, 1983

Profession: Actor

Famous Quote: "My parents signed me up for classical guitar lessons, which made for two years of the most depressing Wednesday evenings."

Ben Affleck

Date of Birth: August 15, 1972

Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Famous Quote: "Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are."

Steve Martin

Date of Birth: August 14, 1945

Profession: Actor, Comedian, Musician, Writer, Producer

Famous Quote: "The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready."

Daniel Radcliffe

Date of Birth: July 23, 1989

Profession: Actor

Famous Quote: "I've always had, like, from the age of about 11, I've had such an intolerance for bad behavior of actors that I don't think I was ever going to be that person."

H.P. Lovecraft

Date of Birth: August 20, 1890

Profession: Author

Famous Quote: "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."

Alfred Hitchcock

Date of Birth: August 13, 1899

Profession: Director, Producer

Famous Quote: "There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever."

Wes Craven

Date of Birth: August 2, 1939

Profession: Director, Producer, Writer, Actor

Famous Quote: "All of us have our individual curses, something that we are uncomfortable with and something that we have to deal with, like me making horror films, perhaps."

Usain Bolt

Date of Birth: August 21, 1986

Profession: Olympic Athlete

Famous Quote: "I've learned over the years that if you start thinking about the race, it stresses you out a little bit. I just try to relax and think about video games, what I'm gonna do after the race, what I'm gonna do just to chill. Stuff like that to relax a little before the race."

Robert De Niro

Date of Birth: August 17, 1943

Profession: Actor, Producer

Famous Quote: "I think Hollywood has a class system. The actors are like the inmates, but the truth is they're running the asylum."

Meriwether Lewis

Date of Birth: August 18, 1774

Profession: Explorer, Soldier, Politician

Famous Quote: "The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for all the hunters who had remained out with captain Clarke's party, and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten."

Neil Armstrong

Date of Birth: August 5, 1930

Profession: Astronaut

Famous Quote: "It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."

Jason Statham

Date of Birth: July 26, 1967

Profession: Actor, Martial Artist

Famous Quote: "Your body is like a piece of dynamite. You can tap it with a pencil all day, but you'll never make it explode. You hit it once with a hammer: Bang! Get serious. Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and half of nonsense. It's so much more rewarding."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Date of Birth: July 30, 1947

Profession: Actor, Model, Producer, Director, Writer, Businessman, Politician, Philanthropist

Famous Quote: "Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life."

Orville Wright

Date of Birth: August 19, 1871

Profession: Inventor, Aviation Pioneer

Famous Quote: "If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance."

Christopher Nolan

Date of Birth: July 30, 1970

Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Famous Quote: "I have been interested in dreams, really since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated by the idea that your mind, when you are asleep, can create a world in a dream and you are perceiving it as though it really existed."

Terry Gene Bollea 'Hulk Hogan'

Date of Birth: August 11, 1953

Profession: Professional Wrestler, Actor, Television Personality, Musician

Famous Quote: "If anybody dared say wrestling was fake, you'd punch 'em. And you never used the word show. If you used the word show it was an insult."

James Cameron

Date of Birth: August 16, 1954

Profession: Filmmaker, Inventor, Engineer, Philanthropist, Deep-Sea Explorer

Famous Quote: "There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith."

Wesley Snipes

Date of Birth: July 31, 1962

Profession: Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

Famous Quote: "I love being a dad, it keeps me fit and inspired and children are so funny. They always supply you with acting material!"

Alexandre Dumas

Date of Birth: July 24, 1802

Profession: Writer

Famous Quote: "How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it."

Napoleon Bonaparte

Date of Birth: August 15, 1769

Profession: Emperor of France from 1804 - 1815

Famous Quote: "Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them."

Carl Jung

Date of Birth: July 26, 1875

Profession: Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist (Founder of Analytical Psychology)

Famous Quote: "Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."

Pete Sampras

Date of Birth: August 12, 1971

Profession: Former Tennis Player

Famous Quote: "I never wanted to be the great guy or the colorful guy or the interesting guy. I wanted to be the guy who won titles."

Fidel Castro

Date of Birth: August 13, 1926

Profession: President of Cuba from 1976 - 2008

Famous Quote: "I began a revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action."

Robert Redford

Date of Birth: August 18, 1936

Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Businessman, Philanthropist, Environmentalist

Famous Quote: "All the films that I've made are about the country I live in and grew up in... And I think if you're going to put an artist's eye to it, you're going to put a critical eye to it. I've always been interested in the gray area that exists between the black and white, or the red and blue, and that's where complexity lies."

François Hollande

Date of Birth: August 12, 1954

Profession: President of France, Co-prince of Andorra

Famous Quote: "Nothing was given to me, nothing was entrusted to me, nothing was assigned to me. Everything I have, I took by right."

Antonio Banderas

Date of Birth: August 10, 1960

Profession: Actor, Director, Producer

Famous Quote: "I remember in 'Law of Desire,' where I played a homosexual, that people were more upset that I kissed a man on the mouth than I killed a man. It's interesting to see how people can pardon you for murdering a man, but they can't pardon you for kissing one."

Stanley Kubrick

Date of Birth: July 26, 1928

Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor, Cinematographer

Famous Quote: "Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all."

Barack Obama

Date of Birth: August 4, 1961

Profession: 44th President of the United States of America

Famous Quote: "The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on."

Chris Hemsworth

Date of Birth: August 11, 1983

Profession: Actor

Famous Quote: "I have sporadic OCD cleaning moments around the house. But then I get lazy and I'm cured. It's a very inconsistent personality trait."

Michael 'Mick' Jagger

Date of Birth: July 26, 1943

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor

Famous Quote: "People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people."

Dustin Hoffman

Date of Birth: August 8, 1937

Profession: Actor, Director

Famous Quote: "So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me."

Benito Mussolini

Date of Birth: July 29, 1922

Profession: Prime Minister of Italy from 1922 - 1943

Famous Quote: "It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do."
These were some of the most well-known Leo celebrities. However, the list is not exhaustive, so if you feel that we have missed out on someone worth mentioning, feel free to add their names in the comments section below.
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