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Famous Leo Celebrities

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This list of famous Leo celebrities is a cross-section of all the most notable celebrity Leo men and women and a great way to understand Leo traits. Those born between July 23 - August 22 fall under the Gemini star sign and are known for being confident, ambitious, loyal, and encouraging. Some of the most popular and hottest celebrities of all time have been born under the Leo zodiac sign.

Celebrity astrology is an interesting topic to follow. Many famous actors, musicians, YouTubers, and politicians have a desire to be in the spotlight and at the center of attention, which are common traits of Leos. Olympic athletes Hope Solo, Christian Laettner, and Misty May-Treanor; acclaimed actors Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, and Lisa Kudrow; directors Christopher Nolan, Sam Mendes, and Wes Craven; musicians and singers Allison Krauss, Geddy Lee, Whitney Houston, and Thurston Moore; and comedians Maya Rudolph, Steve Martin, Kristen Wiig, and Steve Carrell are just of the most famous Leo women and men. What do they have in common? What are the top Leo qualities? These well known Leos have an independent streak but seek people to admire and appreciate them. Many Leos have a lust for life and a warm spirit that lifts the moods of those around them. Your favorite celebrity may be a Leo, and now you'll have a glimpse into this celebrity star sign. Learn more about the traits of Leos with The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, which examines everything from sign compatibility to the history and mythology of the sign.

Who are the most famous Leos from history and current pop culture? The most notable celebrity Leos whose birthdays fall under this star sign share many characteristics. This famous Leo list includes some, but certainly not all, of the most well-known Leos to ever make names for themselves.

Wondering who is compatible with Leo? Check out the list of signs compatible with Leo and find your answer. You might share some Leo traits with some of the most famous people in the world! 

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  • Madonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of songwriting in mainstream popular music and for the imagery she uses onstage and in music videos. She has frequently reinvented her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Although having sparked controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists. Born and raised in Michigan, Madonna moved to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing...  more
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter
    • Born: 8/16/1958

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    Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer and actress. She was cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records and remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide. Houston released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have been certified diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her crossover appeal on the popular music charts—as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know"—influenced several African-American women artists who followed in her...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1963-2012)
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Model
    • Born: 8/9/1963

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    Joanne Rowling ( "rolling"; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. The Harry Potter books have also been the basis for the popular film series of the same name, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films. She has also written under the pen name Robert Galbraith. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty...  more
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Yate, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Novelist, Film Producer, Author, Writer
    • Born: 7/31/1965

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    Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07) before leaving to begin a film career in Hollywood. Hemsworth appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009) and the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009) before gaining positive reviews in the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012). He held starring roles in the fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), the action thriller film Blackhat (2015), the biographical thriller film In the Heart of the Sea (2015), and in the Men in Black film series spin-off Men in Black:...  more
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Profession: Actor
    • Born: 8/11/1983

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