40 Famous People You Didn't Know Have Cats

40 Famous People You Didn't Know Have Cats

Cats have a knack for winning over the hearts of people from all walks of life, including celebrities! While it's no secret that some of Hollywood's elite are cat lovers, you might be surprised to learn just how many famous faces are smitten with their feline friends. So, grab your catnip and get ready to be amazed as we reveal 40 famous people you probably didn't know have cats. These purr-fect companions bring out the softer side of even the toughest stars.

1. Sir Ian McKellen - Gandalf and His Cat Army

Sir Ian McKellen, known for his iconic portrayal of Gandalf in "The Lord of the Rings" franchise, is also a cat enthusiast. He even jokes that he's building a cat army to rival Sauron's!

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2. Taylor Swift - The Cat Lady

Taylor Swift's love for her cats, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey, is no secret. She's often seen sharing adorable photos of her fur babies on social media, and they even make cameo appearances in her music videos.

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3. Ed Sheeran - Paws Up for Cats

British pop sensation Ed Sheeran has an undying love for cats, and he's even got two of his own, Dorito and Calippo. He's never shy about gushing over his furry friends during interviews.

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4. James Franco - The Literary Cat Lover

James Franco, the actor and writer, has a soft spot for cats. He's penned poems about his beloved feline companions, Sammy and Zelda, and even published a book titled "Directing Herbert White" that includes a piece about his cats.

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5. Ricky Gervais - Comedian and Cat Advocate

Ricky Gervais, the comedian and actor, is an outspoken cat lover. He uses his platform to advocate for animal welfare and often tweets about his cat, Ollie.

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6. Keanu Reeves - The Cat Whisperer

Keanu Reeves is known for his badass roles in action movies, but did you know he's also a cat lover? He's often spotted feeding stray cats on movie sets.

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7. Ian Somerhalder - Fangs and Felines

Ian Somerhalder, famous for his role as Damon Salvatore in "The Vampire Diaries," is a devoted cat dad. He and his wife, Nikki Reed, have several rescue cats, and they're all treated like royalty.

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8. Adele - The Cat Lady in Disguise

Adele may be known for her powerful voice, but she's equally passionate about her three cats: Max, Angela, and Louis. She even once credited them with helping her recover from vocal cord surgery.

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9. Robert Downey Jr. - Tony Stark and His Cat

Robert Downey Jr. has a soft side for cats, and his furry friend is aptly named Mr. Snickers. We bet even Tony Stark couldn't resist those purrs.

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10. Martha Stewart - Domestic Goddess and Cat Lover

Martha Stewart's love for her cats is as well-known as her homemaking skills. She has a whole clan of cats on her farm, and they're treated to the best of everything.

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11. Johnny Depp - Pirates and Kittens

Johnny Depp, the swashbuckling pirate on-screen, is a gentle cat lover off-screen. He's often photographed with his cats, and he even smuggled his cat into Australia, landing him in some legal trouble!

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12. Ian Anderson - Flutes and Felines

Ian Anderson, the iconic frontman of Jethro Tull, is not just a virtuoso on the flute; he's also a cat enthusiast. His cat, Rusty, even made appearances on the band's album covers.

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13. Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Balls and Whiskers

Miley Cyrus has a wild side, but she's also a cat lady at heart. She has several cats, including her beloved Siamese, Shanti Om Bb.

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14. Jason Momoa - Aquaman and Cat Dad

Jason Momoa might be the rugged Aquaman on-screen, but at home, he's just a loving cat dad. He's often seen posting pictures of his cats on Instagram.

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15. Bill Clinton - The Presidential Cat Lover

Bill Clinton may have been the President of the United States, but he was also known for having a cat named Socks during his time in the White House.

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16. Amanda Seyfried - Actress and Cat Rescuer

Amanda Seyfried not only shines on the big screen but also in the eyes of her cats. She has a soft spot for rescuing cats and even helps rehome strays.

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17. Elton John - Rocketman and Cat Lover

Elton John, the Rocketman himself, is a self-proclaimed cat lover. He even dedicated a song to one of his cats, "Honky Cat."

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18. Orlando Bloom - Pirates, Elves, and Cats

Orlando Bloom, famous for his roles in "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Lord of the Rings," is also a dedicated cat dad to his feline friend, Mighty.

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19. Lea Michele - Broadway Star and Cat Mom

Lea Michele, the Broadway sensation, is a proud cat mom to her beloved cats, Sheila and Claude. She often shares their adorable antics on social media.

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20. Ricky Martin - Living La Vida Gato

Ricky Martin, the international pop sensation, is not just "Living La Vida Loca"; he's also "Living La Vida Gato" with his adorable cats.

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21. Russell Brand - The Philosophical Cat Lover

Russell Brand, the comedian and actor, has an affinity for cats and once shared his philosophical musings about feline existence on social media.

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22. Martha Hunt - Victoria's Secret Angel and Cat Rescuer

Martha Hunt, a Victoria's Secret Angel, has a heart of gold for rescuing cats. She's vocal about her love for her furry companions.

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23. Andy Warhol - Pop Art and Pop Cats

Andy Warhol, the iconic pop artist, had a fondness for Siamese cats, particularly his beloved Hester and Sam. They even appeared in some of his artwork.

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24. Christopher Walken - Dancing and Cat Purring

Christopher Walken, known for his unique acting style, has a soft spot for cats. He once mentioned that he enjoys the sound of a cat purring.

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25. Freddie Mercury - Rock Legend and Cat Enthusiast

Freddie Mercury, the legendary frontman of Queen, adored his cats so much that he dedicated his solo album "Mr. Bad Guy" to them.

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26. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and Cat Lover

David Bowie was not only Ziggy Stardust but also a cat lover. He had a cat named Mickey who even appeared on an album cover.

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27. Queen Elizabeth II - Royal Corgis and Royal Cats

Queen Elizabeth II is known for her love of Corgis, but she's also had her fair share of feline companions over the years.

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28. Kevin Spacey - House of Cards and House of Cats

Kevin Spacey, known for his role in "House of Cards," is also a cat lover. He often shares photos of his cat, Mini, on social media.

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29. Jane Fonda - Fitness Icon and Cat Advocate

Jane Fonda, the fitness icon, has a soft spot for cats and often uses her platform to advocate for animal welfare.

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30. Marc Maron - Comedian and Cat Dad

Marc Maron, the comedian and podcaster, is a devoted cat dad to his cats, Monkey and LaFonda. He often shares their antics on his podcast.

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31. Hugh Grant - Rom-Com Star and Cat Enthusiast

Hugh Grant, known for his charming roles in romantic comedies, is also known for his love of cats. He has several feline companions.

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32. Brie Larson - Captain Marvel and Cat Lover

Brie Larson, who portrayed Captain Marvel, is a proud cat mom to her cat, Bowie. She often shares photos of their adventures on Instagram.

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33. John Travolta - Grease Lightning and Cat Whisperer

John Travolta, famous for his role in "Grease," has a deep connection with cats and is often seen cuddling with his furry friends.

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34. Mark Hamill - Jedi and Cat Defender

Mark Hamill, the iconic Luke Skywalker, is not just a defender of the galaxy; he's also a defender of cats. He's a vocal advocate for animal rights.

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36. Christopher Guest - Spinal Tap and Cat Enthusiast

Christopher Guest, known for his roles in "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Best in Show," is also a cat enthusiast who adores his feline friends.

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37. Lena Dunham - Girls and Cats

Lena Dunham, the creator of "Girls," is a cat lover who often shares her quirky cat stories on social media.

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38. Demi Lovato - Pop Star and Cat Mom

Demi Lovato, the pop sensation, is a loving cat mom to her adorable feline friend, Hairy-Ette.

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39. Ricky Whittle - American Gods and Cat Lover

Ricky Whittle, known for his role in "American Gods," is a passionate cat lover who dotes on his two cats, Cass and Gatsby.

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40. Elon Musk - Tesla and Tabby Cats

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, has a soft spot for tabby cats and even shared a photo of his kitten, Pookie, on Twitter.

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Who knew that beneath the glitz and glamour, these famous individuals share their lives with purring bundles of joy? Cats have a way of bringing comfort and companionship to everyone, even the most celebrated stars. So, the next time you see a celebrity, just remember, there's a good chance they're secretly planning their day around their feline friend's nap schedule. After all, cats have a way of making even the biggest names in showbiz go "meow" with delight!