Today is Earth Day, so make sure you show that lady planet Earth some appreciation. She puts up with a lot of shit from us (sometimes literally) and still allows us to live every day, so the least you could do is give her a card. Made of recycled paper, of course. You know who’s most definitely going to send Earth a recycled thank you card? Our favorite celebrity hippies.
It’s not too hard to find many celebrities who embody an alternative, crunchy lifestyle. Celebs tend to be liberal in their politics, and they also enjoy wearing raggy clothes at music festivals and eating healthy foods. But there are some celebrities who look like they’re just made of granola, whether it’s their fashion choices or their spiritual approach to life or their love of nature. Here are twelve examples.
1. Shailene Woodley
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We simply must start with Shailene, who was undoubtedly a fairy in a past life. In fact, she still might be one. She eats clay, makes her own toothpaste, swears by herbal remedies, goes barefoot on red carpets, wears overalls to after parties, gives magical hugs, and sings to wake herself up in the morning. She’s the hippiest hippie to ever hippie.
2. Alicia Silverstone
It doesn’t get much crunchier than baby-birding food into your child’s mouth in public, especially when that child’s name is Bear Blu. She also played a goofily health-conscious character on Suburgatory recently, so maybe she’s got a sense of humor about it? Ah, who knows.
3. Matthew McConaughey
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Can you say “arrested for playing the bongos naked”? Matthew’s started going shirtless less and is spending his time winning Oscars for serious roles, but he’s still got that mellow “alright alright alright” attitude that’s very hippie-dippie.
4. Gwyneth Paltrow
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Oh, Gwyneth. Gwyneth proves that not all hippies are dirty and earthy and simple-living. Some of them are really clean (perhaps too clean) and very pretentious, and live quite lavishly. Yet Gwyneth’s still pretty alternative. One look at her cookbook ingredients (or lack thereof) will tell you that.
5. Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams is just a precious ethereal flower child who brings the world sunshine. She’s got a great mod-meets-bohemian sense of style, and her approach to parenting is dreamy and sweet: “As a parent, you want the kid to come back to a place where it seems like the walls are made of feather down.”
6-7. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Oversized clothing, check. Long unbrushed hair, check. Starey eyes that bore into your soul, double check.
8. Jared Leto
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If your approach to style is “Look as much like Jesus Christ as possible,” you’re gonna make the celebrity hippie list. Jared also happens to be a rock musician who receives human ears in the mail, and he grew up on a commune. Yep, looks like he fits all the criteria.
9. Rosario Dawson
I recently discovered what a kook Rosario Dawson is, and I’m a little obsessed with it. Not only has she nicknamed her vagina “The General,” but she likes going to Burning Man, where she built a giant vagina and penis. Basically she talks a lot about genitalia, I guess.
10. Drew Barrymore
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Drew Barrymore is made of flowers and happiness and rainbows. She named her daughter Olive, for crying out loud. That’s like the cutest name in existence. Plus, she published an entire book of heart shapes she found in nature. I’m not joking about this.
11. Leonardo DiCaprio
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Leo’s pretty clean-cut and hasn’t spat chewed-up food into any babies’ mouths that I know of, but he’s one of the most famous celebrity environmental activists. He may not have an Oscar yet, but I’m sure the Earth appreciates everything he does.
12. Vanessa Hudgens
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Vanessa Hudgens is the kinda girl where I see her at Coachella in her flower crowns and her long robey things and I think “Wow, what a hippie.” But then other times I’m like, “Wait, she’s not a hippie. Is she?” I think she might just be a selective hippie. Like the time I dressed up as a hippie for Halloween and was like “Look, I’m a hippie!” Someone please explain Vanessa Hudgens to me.