12 Of Our Favorite Famous Scorpios (And Why We Love Them)

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Scorpios have really made an epic turn around online in the past 5 years, from being one of the most despised zodiac signs to now arguably the most desired.

Do we love to hate them, or hate to love them?

We're going to look into some of Scorpio's most iconic traits for the answer to this burning question.

But that's not all, we'll also look to some famous people born with either their sun, moon, or rising sign in Scorpio (and some with all three) to see what it is about this sign that is so lust worthy, and sometimes untrustworthy.

True Scorpio Traits

There's no denying the sheer sex appeal of a Scorpio with men like Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Drake, and Matthew McConaughey all having Scorpio season birthdays. But honestly, the women born under the sun in Scorpio could give them a run for their money with babes like the Bollywood icon Aishwarya Rai-who has been deemed the most beautiful woman in the world-Gabrielle Union, Scarlett Johansson, and Rachel McAdams to name a few.

But they aren't just good to look at, Scorpios also tend to be incredibly talented people. This is probably because they can become a little obsessive when they are really into something. So when they set their mind to a goal, whether it be for romance or fame, they won't stop until they get it. That's why there are so many famous Scorpio actors and musicians; Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Willow Smith, Diddy, and Pablo Picasso all have Scorpio birthdays.

Many political leaders throughout American and world history have been born under the sign of Scorpio as well; Bobby Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Theodore Roosevelt, Condoleezza Rice, Marie Antoinette, and current president Joe Biden are just a few of the Scorpio sign political elite.

Common Scorpio traits include:

  • Devoted
  • Determined
  • Hard-working
  • Obsessive
  • Curious
  • Loyal
  • Connection to the underdog
  • Challengers of convention
  • Suspicious and slow to trust

As powerful as they are, Scorpios often have a bad reputation. It's the cunning and powerful side of Scorpio that tends to rub some of us the wrong way.

Scorpios are hot, powerful and hard working, so what else is there to love-or hate-about them? let's look into some famous Scorpios to learn more.

Famous Scorpio suns that are just so Scorpio

Those born in Scorpio season tend to be mysterious, powerful, and sexy-just look at this epic line up of the celebrities born under the eighth astrological sign!


Georgia O'Keeffe

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Birthday: November 15
Sun, moon, and rising: Scorpio, Scorpio, and Scorpio!

Yup, that's right, the prolific painter of skeletons herself is a triple Scorpio-you can't get more scorpionic than that! What is so amazing about this sign-which O'Keeffe exemplifies-is that they can find beauty in what others find to be dark and disturbing. They can turn the ugliest parts of existence into art, so maybe we all love Scorpios so much because they can see the beauty in our own darkness as well.


Stanley Tucci

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Birthday: November 11
Sun and moon: Scorpio and Leo

Stanley Tucci is an American actor and icon! You've seen him in a million different movies because he is a chameleon who can morph himself completely into whatever role he's playing. Scorpio is the sign of transformation, so it's no surprise that he is so good at turning himself into a new character for each of his projects.


Whoopi Goldberg

whoopi goldberg

Birthday: November 13
Sun, moon and rising: Scorpio, Scorpio, Aquarius

Whoopi Goldberg is a prime example of the old Scorpio adage, "mind your own business." You have to commend Goldberg for the fact that, despite being massively talented, and a now long standing television personality, she has always kept her private life, well, private! Whoopi Goldberg has been active in hollywood since 1982 and most people know literally nothing about her personal life, but the thing is, when a Scorpio does open up their heart and soul to you, you know that you're someone special because that's not something they do everyday. So whoever is close to Whoopi Goldberg is in an elite group.


Sylvia Plath

sylvia plath

Birthday: October 27
Sun, moon and rising: Scorpio, Libra, Aquarius

At this point in time Sylvia Plath is best known for the unique method she used to kill herself, which isn't surprising since death is one of the things Scorpio rules over. However, in her life's work she advanced the style of confessional poetry, which paved the way for modern greats like Rupi Kaur (who has a Scorpio venus herself). While most Scorpios value their privacy highly, it can be extremely cathartic, and sometimes necessary, for them to express the dark depths of their soul through the written word. It's Scorpio's honesty that we can't help but admire.


Penn Badgley

penn badgley

Birthday: November 1
Sun and moon: Scorpio and Scorpio

You're telling me that a Scorpio man played both Gossip Girl and a predatory stalker in the show You? I am *shocked* (kidding). But really, Penn Badgley's characters are a reflection of why this sign can be so polarizing: Scorpios can be amazing or terrible, sometimes both! We've all been burned by a Scorpio friend or lover at least once in our lives, but we should never let one bad apple put us off of a certain star sign for the rest of our lives.


Winona Ryder

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Birthday: October 29
Sun, moon and rising: Scorpio, Pisces, Sagittarius

While Gen Z knows her best for her role in Stranger Things, the rest of us know Winona Ryder as the spooky movie queen of the 90's. Only someone with their sun in Scorpio would be cast in Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Girl Interrupted and The Crucible. Her first leading role, however, was in the film Heathers, where her on screen boyfriend makes a practice of killing off the popular kids in school. Her agent allegedly begged her not to take the role, but how can you expect someone with this zodiac sign to pass on a quirky teenage murder movie?


Other noteworthy famous Scorpios making headlines for their Scorpio-ey behavior:

  • Sean Diddy Combs
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Emma Stone
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Julia Roberts
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Kris Jenner
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Shailene Woodley

Famous Scorpio Moons

When someone is born with their moon-the luminary which indicates our reactionary style and how we process our emotions-in Scorpio they tend to be deep, dark, and not satisfied with living a mundane life.




Birthday: September 4th
Sun, moon, rising: Virgo, Scorpio, Libra

Combined with the power of her perfectionist Virgo sun and her hardworking Scorpio moon, it's no surprise that Beyoncé has risen to becoming arguably the biggest music icon of our time, having started working towards superstardom since the age of 8. Virgo and Scorpio make such a hardworking pair because both signs are good at focusing on the details and working behind the scenes to make sure that everything is immaculate.


Lady Gaga

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Birthday: March 28th
Sun, moon, rising: Aries, Scorpio, Gemini

Lady Gaga is best known for her show stopping, awe inspiring, and sometimes just plain weird live performances. Since coming into the mainstream in 2009 Lady Gaga's role as a pop star has never been to be cute or pretty, she has always worked to show us something darker and stranger than the norm-which is peak Scorpio moon behavior! Like the bottom of the ocean, Scorpio moon people offer us a way to gaze deeply into the unknown.


Bruce Lee

bruce lee

Birthday: November 27th
Sun, moon, rising: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Bruce Lee absolutely deserves his spot amongst the most famous Scorpio men for being arguably the most skilled martial artist of all time. Between Bruce Lee, Beyoncé, and Gaga, it's clear to see that Scorpio moons will stop at nothing to be the best. There's also a rumor that the Lee family is cursed to die early deaths, is it just a rumor spread out of jealousy, or does the spookiness of this sign permeate to death curses as well?


Famous Scorpio Risings

One important thing about Scorpio risings is that their midheaven (a career placement) is in Leo, the sign of the superstar, so you'll never meet a Scorpio rising who isn't an icon in their own rite.


Taylor Swift

taylor swift

Birthday: December 13th
Sun, moon, rising: Sagittarius, Cancer, Scorpio

Sagittarius is the sign of the storyteller, so with a water moon and rising it's no surprise that Taylor Swift has long since felt called to tell her stories through song. Aside from being good with words, Scorpio risings tend to naturally draw attention to themselves without even trying, so perhaps this rising sign is to blame for the fact that she felt the need to put out an entire album about her reputation...




Birthday: June 7th
Sun, moon, rising: Gemini, Pisces, Scorpio

The Fluidity of the artist formerly known as Prince comes from his mutable sun and moon signs, but his heavily lidded eyes and deep sexual nature comes from his Scorpio rising. Prince was so unabashedly sexual that he is actually the reason we have parental advisory warning labels on albums! Tipper Gore heard her young daughter singing Prince's song Darling Nikki and was so appalled by the lyrics that she founded the Parents Music Resource Center which advocated for the warning labels.


Katy Perry

katy perry

Birthday: October 25th
Sun, moon, rising: Scorpio, Scorpio... and Scorpio

Katy Perry might not be who you think of instantly when you think of a Scorpio woman since she tends to make more bubblegum pop and less dramatic art than her fellow Scorpio pop star peers, but that doesn't mean she isn't a poster child of the season. Like the others, she has often channeled her hurt into her art. We see this in the song and music video for The One That Got Away, a mid tempo pop song about an ex of hers who was found dead in his driveway in 2012. If you haven't watched it and cried then you might not have enough Scorpio in your own chart!

No matter what your feelings towards Scorpios are, remember that if you have too much fun this Valentines day you may just end up with a baby born in Scorpio season. Who knows, maybe your child will grow up to be a famous Scorpio some day, too!


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