20 Famous Celebrities That Have A Leo Zodiac Sign

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20 Famous Celebrities That Have A Leo Zodiac Sign
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Happy Birthday, Leo!

Leos are royalty when it comes to the zodiac symbols of astrology, and August means that we are in full swing of Leo season. If you are new to astrology and not sure where you fall, a Leo is anyone born between July 23 and August 22. So, if your birthday is during this period, congrats! It’s a powerful and exciting zodiac sign to have, especially if you want to be a celebrity.

It just so happens that some of the most famous and beloved celebrities are also Leos.

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It’s not surprising that so many famous people fall under the Leo horoscope sign, considering Leos love the spotlight. A Leo is enigmatic; people are naturally drawn to them in the same way the public is drawn to celebrities and notable figures throughout history.

Leos have a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ – or way about them – that makes this astrology sign’s charm difficult to resist.

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Leos are also natural born leaders, and celebs on this list not only include leaders in the political sense, but also public figures who have led the way in their respective fields as well. Another trait of the Leo zodiac sign is that these people are creative.

The majority of famous people on this list are artists of music, film, and television. You could easily argue that they were born with natural creative gifts that they just had to share with the world – and we should be grateful for it.

While it does not include every single famous Leo throughout history, it does feature the most famous and relevant to modern times. These are people we all know – or at least people we have heard of.

So, to all the fellow Leos out there currently celebrating your birthdays, check out these amazing, inspiring, and talented celebrities and public figures who share this amazing zodiac sign with you.

1. Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball is without a doubt the queen of comedy, and she was the star of the gold standard for television sitcoms, I Love Lucy. Her famous role as Lucy Ricardo inspired other female comedians for generations to come. Like a true Leo, Lucy was made for the spotlight and was a trailblazer in the world of comedy.

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2. Barack Obama

Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United States, and his birthday falls on August 4. It makes sense that he decided to run for office, since Leos are known for their leadership skills. Like many Leos on this this list, he is also a trailblazer, as the first African American President of the United States. 

3. Meghan Markle

The American actress turned real-life British princess, Meghan Markle lived out the dream of many young women when she married England's Prince Harry earlier this year. It's safe to say the new Duchess of Sussex has a lot to be happy about on her birthday this year. 

4. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez - or J-Lo - is the a multi-talented artist who has not only conquered both music and acting, but she is now a powerful businesswoman behind the scenes as well. Many of the projects she has been involved with in recent years are also jobs that she is working on as a producer.

5. Jennifer Lawrence

Another well-known Jennifer on the list is the Academy Award-winning actress and star of the Hunger Games film series, Jennifer Lawrence. Not only does Jen steal the spotlight in her film work of course, but she is just as enjoyable to watch in interviews and awards shows as well. Her willingness to poke fun at herself makes her all the more endearing to fans.

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6. Daniel Radcliffe

Surprise Harry Potter fans! The guy who played Harry himself in the film franchise also just happens to be a Leo as well. Daniel was born on July 23, which means he falls right on the first day of Leo season on the zodiac calendar. He may be a major star, but he's also very private. Considering he is on the cusp with the Cancer zodiac sign, which values privacy, it may explain why he isn't interested in always being in the spotlight. 

7. J.K. Rowling

Not just one, but two, famous figures in the world of Harry Potter make the Leo list. J.K. Rowling is the author of the immensely successful book series, which as we all know went on to be an equally successful film franchise. 

8. Whitney Houston

The greatest signing voice of all time. Even the best singers can't match the power of Whitney Houston's famous and powerful voice. We may have lost her in 2012, but her music continues to live on. 

9. Madonna

Madonna has been a trendsetter in music and performance for over 30 years. She's so iconic that Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera even paid tribute (alongside the legend herself) to Madonna's famous 1984 VMA performance of "Like a Virgin" during the 2004 VMA award ceremony. The pop star continues to sell out shows all over the world. 

10. Chris Hemsworth

The handsome Australian actor who is known for his role as Thor, is also just as adorable as a husband and father. Chris and his wife, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, are one of the cutest couples on Instagam. He is also the big brother of fellow actor Liam Hemsworth. 

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11. Steve Martin

Steve Martin is easily one of the most beloved comedians of all time. He is the star of classic films like The Jerk, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Father of the Bride, and Cheaper by the Dozen. Additionally, he has successfully hosted the Academy Awards several times as well. 

12. Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart is a leader for women in aviation. Not only was she the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but she was only the second person behind Charles Lindbergh to do so. 

13. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock is our favorite F.B.I. agent turned pageant contestant in the hit film Miss Congeniality. She is as funny and relatable as she is talented and beautiful. Audiences first got to know Sandra Bullock as Annie in the hit 1994 film Speed and her career continues to thrive with her latest work in the all-female heist film Ocean's 8

14. Mick Jagger

The lead singer and front man of The Rolling Stones was made for the spotlight. His energy as a performer and the longevity of his career prove that Mick Jagger is a Leo powerhouse.

15. Robert DeNiro

The revered film actor of classics like Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part II, and Raging Bull was born on August 17. While Robert DeNiro tends to be more of a private public figure when it comes to the spotlight, he absolutely embraces his creative side as a Leo through his excellent work in acting. 

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16. Lynda Carter

Of course the original Wonder Woman is a Leo! She is an inspiring symbol of strength, especially for women in a male-dominated superhero universe. While we are seeing a fantastic resurgence of Wonder Woman due to the character's appearances in films like Wonder Woman and Justice League, it was Lynda who first embodied the legendary superhero. 

17. Patrick Swayze

Who could forget Patrick Swayze as dance instructor Johnny Castle in the classic 1987 film Dirty Dancing?  He had the moves to not only catch the attention of Baby, but also female filmgoers as well. In addition to Dirty Dancing, he made a name for himself in films like Point Break, Ghost, and Road House.

18. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jackie Kennedy is one of the most iconic First Ladies in American history. The wife of former President John F. Kennedy, she became a staple of style and grace in the early 1960's and remained that way until her death in 1994. 

19. Robert Redford

Before Brad Pitt, there was Robert Redford. The star of classics like Barefoot in the Park, The Way We Were, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has been a film star - and film stud - for over 50 years. The legendary actor recently announced he will be retiring from acting after the release of his latest film The Old Man & The Gun. Needless to say, he's earned the vacation time. 

20. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is a singer and one of the most popular young women in entertainment. She has been vocal in her struggles with substance abuse, while also working to promote a healthy body image to her young fans. Most recently, the pop star suffered from a drug overdose and is being treated at a hospital in Los Angeles, while fans continue to wish her a healthy recovery.

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Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native. When she's not writing, Jill enjoys Zumba class, travel, and referencing classic Seinfeld episodes.