Happy Birthday, Aries!

Happy Birthday, Aries!



Independent, fearless, creative and dynamic—these are just a few of the traits of those born under the sign of Aries.  Consider this extraordinary collection of people born under the sign of the ram, Aries:  Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Aretha Franklin, Goya, Robert Frost, Rafael, Jane Goodall, Henry James, Hayden, Bach, and too many more to mention.


robert downey jr Aries Astrology - Famous Aries Celebrities | ACT TWORobert Downey Jr., 50 (b. 1965)

These days he’s known as Iron Man but the actor has been delivering solid performance since the early 80s.  Although his problems with drugs derailed his career for a while, Downey is back in the acting game with greater fame than ever.  


erica jong Aries Astrology - Famous Aries Celebrities | ACT TWOErica Jong, 73 (b. 1942)

Her frankly sexual debut novel, “Fear of Flying,” was published in 1973.   In 2015, she followed that up with “Fear of Dying.”



jackie chan Aries Astrology - Famous Aries Celebrities | ACT TWOJackie Chan, 61 (b. 1954)

Actor, choreographer, comedian, producer, stuntman, director, martial artist, and Mandopop singer, Chan is a busy guy!  His Chinese name means “cannonball.”    


pete rose Aries Astrology - Famous Aries Celebrities | ACT TWOPete Rose, 74 (b. 1941)

Aka “Charlie Hustle,” Rose is a 17-time MLB All-Star and 1973 National League MVP.  Despite being banned from baseball while managing the Cincinnati Reds, Rose is still considered a great player, with 4,256 hits in his career.    


elle-macpherson Aries Astrology - Famous Aries Celebrities | ACT TWOElle Macpherson, 51 (b. 1964)

Australian-born beauty nicknamed “The Body” by members of the press and fashion industry, Macpherson has graced five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers over her career.      


Hugh-Hefner Aries Astrology - Famous Aries Celebrities | ACT TWOHugh Hefner, 89 (b. 1926)

Here’s a little-known fact about Hef:  he earned a degree in psychology with a double minor in art and creative writing in less than three years—that was before he took an interest in bunnies.  


diana-ross Aries Astrology - Famous Aries Celebrities | ACT TWODiana Ross, 72 (b. 1944)

With more than 70 hit singles to her name, Diana Ross was named the “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard magazine.      


stephen-sondheim Aries Astrology - Famous Aries Celebrities | ACT TWOStephen Sondheim, 85 (b. 1930)

Legendary musical theatre composer and lyricist whose most famous works include “West Side Story,” “Gypsy” and “Sweeney Todd.”    


Other Aries:

Debbie Reynolds, 83 (b. 1932) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 68 (b. 1947) Doris Day, 91 (b. 1924) Olivia Hussey, 64 (b. 1951) Maya Angelou (1928-2014)


Click here for even more famous Arians (from Biography.com).  


by Donna Giachetti

Donna Giachetti writes frequently for ACT TWO. Her blog posts are available here.

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