FAMOUS CAT OWNERS

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s cat, Tabby, was the first of several White House cats.

Andy Samberg

Funny guy Andy Samberg was recently featured on the cover of Wired magazine with a cat perched on his shoulder. The Saturday Night Live star is, after all, the comedic mastermind behind the viral video series Laser Cats.

Cameron Diaz

Has a fuzzy little feline who goes by the name Little Man and she apparently likes to buy him kitty outfits.

Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain

Although Edgar Allan Poe used cats as symbols of the sinister in several of his stories, he himself owned and loved cats. Also his fellow writer, Mark Twain, was also a cat lover.

Ellen DeGeneres

Owns 3 cats; Charlie, George and Chairman as well as having her own cat product line with Petsmart. She is owner of a pet food brand Halo, creating a range of vegan petfood.

Ernest Hemingway

One of Ernest Hemingway’s most unusual cat was a six-toed cat given to him by a ship’s captain. He owned over 30 cats!

Eva Longoria

There’s a good reason why Eva Longoria was chosen to be the face of Sheba’s Feed Your Passion campaign in 2013: She loves cats. She once told People, “I always found that I identified with them. Cats are feminine and independent and playful, much like a woman.”

Evan Rachel Wood

After her 2008 break up with Marilyn Manson, Evan Rachel Wood adopted a cat that she named Nicodemus after the king of rats in the critically acclaimed animated film, The Secret of NIMH.

Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman, who plays Sirius Black, Harry Potter’s godfather in the movie franchise, is said to be“sirius” about his cat, Soymilk.

Halle Berry

The 2004 action flick Catwoman was not a total bust—at least Halle Berry picked up a cat out of the deal. Berry reportedly adopted one of the 43 cats trained for the film and named it Play Dough.

James Franco

Renaissance man James Franco was raised a cat person, and remains a cat lover. Franco has two cats, Sammy and Zelda, which he named after famous literary figures.

Katy Perry

Pop star Katy Perry’s cat Kitty Purry is almost as famous as she is. Kitty Purry even inspired Katy’s debut perfume, Purr.

Kim Kardashian

Kanye West gifted this reality star with a white Persian kitten in September 2013, which they named Mercy — after the first single off his new album, Cruel Summer. Completely adorable little kitty, I do hope she cares for it well!

Paris Hilton

Her menagerie includes three “munchin” cats, or cats that have been bred to have short, stumpy arms and legs. It probably looks cute, even if it doesn’t sound cute… Hmm…

Pope Leo XII

Micette was a grayish-red cat with black stripes. Micette was born in the Vatican and lived among the pope’s.

Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin shared a close bond with his cat, Ashley, who lived to be twenty.

Russell Brand

He adores his cat, Morrissey. Apparently, the little guy had a little trouble adjusting to Katy Perry and her cat, Kitty Purry, and Russell had to bring in a pet therapist. “Morrisey on Valium, cat Valium,” said Russell. “I didn’t think I’d ever have a cat psychiatrist in my house, let alone a man waving a crystal over my cat’s head.”

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The statesman enjoyed eating with his ginger kitten, Jock. Servants were often sent to find the pet so meals cound begin.

Snoop Dog

Ironically, the artist Snoop Dogg loves cats. Two Siamese named Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis are part of Snoop’s posse.

Taylor Swift

Last year, self-proclaimed “cat lady” Taylor Swift adopted an adorable kitten named Meredith. Swift showed the world her love for the kitten in two videos—one in which they play fetch, and the other in which Swift teaches Meredith about the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt had a cat named Slippers, a grey/blue cat. Slippers had a disease, which resulted in him having more than 5 toes on his feet.

Vanna White

Vanna White plays mom to cats Kiki and Stella when not playing on Wheel of Fortune.