Celebrities: We feel like we know them. Whether reading up about your celeb crush’s latest love affair or admiring the philanthropic efforts of a famous movie star, there’s a plethora of information available to the public about nearly every celebrity out there. But do you know the star sign of your favorite famous person? These famous Aries celebrities will show you why the celestial Ram is clearly destined for stardom.
1. Chaka Khan (March 23)
R&B legend and 22-time Grammy Award-winner Chaka Khan is about as Aries as it gets. Aries are known for their courage, independence, and assertiveness, and Chaka Khan has exemplified these qualities throughout her career. She is a fearless performer who has always been unapologetically herself, never shying away from expressing her opinions or standing up for what she believes in.
Perhaps known best for her role in the band Rufus and collaborations with Stevie Wonder and hits like “Tell Me Something Good” and “I’m Every Woman,” Chaka Khan’s clear passion for the music industry and fiery performances make her a telltale Aries woman. Like a true Aries, she is not afraid to take risks and push boundaries, which has earned her a reputation as a true innovator.
2. Reese Witherspoon (March 22)
Actress-turned-mega-movie-producer Reese Witherspoon is as classically ambitious as Aries can come. Known for her roles in Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, Walk the Line, and Big Little Lies, Witherspoon has left her mark on the silver screen. Following her very public divorce from Ryan Phillippe, it’s no secret that Witherspoon exemplifies Aries’ strength, while her beloved “Reese’s Book Club” shows that classic Aries’ drive. I love Witherspoon for how she celebrates her Southern roots and her connection with her daughter, Ava — who could practically be her twin!
3. Jessica Chastain (March 24)
If you’ve seen The Help, you likely know this famous actress as the delightfully sweet Celia, whom we all rooted for in her attempts to win friendship in a snobby Southern community. She might have played a charming people-pleaser in the movie, but Jessica Chastain’s steely Aries personality is anything but people-pleasing in real life.
Chastain has forged her own path in Hollywood, taking on challenging and complex roles that showcase her versatility as an actress. She has also been a vocal advocate for women in the entertainment industry, using her platform to promote gender equality and representation. This grit and passion are both indicative of her Aries star sign. Chastain has also starred in films The Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty, and she is well known for her gorgeous head of bright red hair and throwback Hollywood glamour.
4. Sarah Jessica Parker (March 25)
Sarah Jessica Parker, born on March 25, is the epitome of an Aries celeb. Best known for playing the one and only Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, SJP is both a fashion icon and New York City legend. She’s also starred in classic films like Footloose, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and The First Wives Club, each showing a new aspect of her Aries personality. Her bold traits speak to her Aries roots, which often manifest as confidence and brashness. Her confidence and poise on and off-screen have earned her the respect and admiration of her peers and fans alike. This Aries found her perfect match in a fellow Aries, funnily enough — husband Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, and the pair has been hitched since 1997.
5. Diana Ross (March 26)
Born March 26th, Diana Ross is not just the lead singer of the Supremes and solo artist best known for “Endless Love” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” — she’s also a consummate Aries. The American legend starred in films like Lady Sings the Blues and has been a trailblazer in the music industry throughout her career, paving the way for future generations of female artists and people of color. Her influence and impact on popular music cannot be overstated, and she continues to inspire and empower people worldwide.
One of the defining traits of Aries is their confidence, and Ross has demonstrated this throughout her career. She is a highly talented singer and actress, but one of her greatest attributes is her powerful voice and commanding stage presence. This confidence and bold presence have captivated even the most cynical crowds and are clear reminders of the zodiac sign she was born under.
6. Mariah Carey (March 27)
Born on March 27 and blessed with an incredible five-octave vocal range, Mariah Carey is the next famous Aries on my list. You may know her as the songstress who brought “Emotions,” “Always Be My Baby,” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You” to life, but there’s much more to Carey than meets the eye.
Carey has often been praised for her unique vocal style and songwriting abilities, as well as her ability to maintain a successful career in the music industry by staying true to her own vision and artistic sensibilities — even if those instincts sometimes lead her astray (and yes, I am talking about Glitter). This sense of independence and can-do attitude closely aligns with an Aries personality.
7. Celine Dion (March 30)
The best-selling French-language artist and best-selling Canadian recording artist, Celine Dion, was born on March 30 — making her an Aries. Some of her most famous songs include “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” and “My Heart Will Go On,” in which she demonstrates classic Aries intensity with heart-wrenching lyrics and jaw-dropping vocal power. Although her husband tragically died in 2016 following a long battle with throat cancer, Dion has continued to sing emotional and soaring ballads for crowds of thousands.
The “Queen of Adult Contemporary” may be known for her much-parodied pounding of her chest and her Cirque de Soleil-worthy stage shows, but her drive to succeed is a textbook Aries trait. Aries are natural leaders and innovators, and Dion’s ability to constantly reinvent herself and stay relevant in an ever-changing music industry is a testament to her leadership skills and creative vision. From recording some of the most famous movie music in history (looking at you, Titanic) to her long-running Las Vegas residency, Celine Dion has never stopped working to make her mark on the music industry (and the world).
8. Eddie Murphy (April 3)
Which previous SNL cast member, standup comedian, and star of films including Beverly Hills Cop, The Nutty Professor, and Shrek is also a textbook Aries? You guessed it: Eddie Murphy. Born on April 3, 1961, Murphy is known for a comedy style that’s irreverent and willing to push boundaries, which reflects his characteristically Aries boldness and risk-taking.
Aries are also known for their high energy levels and competitive nature. Eddie Murphy has been a highly successful performer for decades, and it’s clear that his drive and ambition have played a significant role in his career. From growing up in Brooklyn to releasing three beloved studio albums and starring in countless films, I have no doubt that Murphy can credit much of his fame to his Aries traits.
9. Robert Downey Jr. (April 4)
Although many think of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man (or remember him as a dreamboat on Ally McBeal), his Aries stubbornness and strength deserve to be equally well-known. After an early career starring in films like Weird Science and Less Than Zero that earned him a spot in the tabloid-baiting Brat Pack, RDJ was lambasted in the media following a spate of scandals in the early ‘00s. His comeback story isn’t just inspiring — it’s a classic Aries tale.
Aries are known for their independence, and Downey Jr. has forged his own path in Hollywood, taking on challenging and complex roles that showcase his versatility as an actor. He has also been open about his struggles with drug addiction and has taken ownership of his past mistakes, demonstrating his independence and determination to overcome obstacles. One thing is clear: No one can tell Robert Downey Jr. how to live his life … which is perhaps the most classically Aries attitude of all time.
10. Paul Rudd (April 6)
Recently named People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Paul Rudd is an actor known for classic films like Clueless, This Is 40, and Ant-Man. He also was born on April 6th, making him — you guessed it — an Aries. Although Rudd certainly captivates on the silver screen (and is seriously swoon-worthy in many of his roles), one of his most Aries traits is his loyalty and commitment to loved ones. Rudd has been married for 20 years and is the devoted father of two kids, demonstrating a loyalty that is somewhat unusual in the crazy world of Hollywood. (Of course, this type of devotion is not unusual for Aries.)
Rudd is also well-known for his charitable work, including work with the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. His philanthropy and dedication to these causes are shining examples of the passion that often drives Aries, who often don’t feel comfortable unless they’re on the move and actively working towards their next goal or plan.
The Fiery Ram
Fire signs like Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries, have more than a few influential and famous people under their star signs. While emotional water signs like Pisces or Scorpio may have a lock on tear-jerking performances, the Aries zodiac sign can give them a run for their money, thanks to their drive and determination. Actresses like Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, and Lady Gaga have additionally shown that the first sign in the zodiac has more than a few tricks up its sleeve; while trending musical artists like Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, and Elton John exemplify Aries’ ability to show and share their love for others. Whether your favorite Aries is the delightful Jonathan van Ness, the controversial Kourtney Kardashian, or one of the ten Aries listed above, there’s no doubt that the sign of the ram is red carpet–ready.