8 Leo Rising Celebrities

By Stephanie N. Campos

On June 28, 2022

In Astrology, Celebrity, Leo

8 Leo Rising Celebrities

People born with Leo rising usually tend to stand out–they have natural star power! It’s no wonder you see so many iconic Leo rising celebrities. Here are some of the best examples of Leo rising celebs. 

Leo Rising Meaning

If you have Leo rising in your birth chart, it means you were born when the zodiac sign of Leo was rising in the Eastern horizon. Being born as a Leo rising means that the sun in your birth chart has extra emphasis and influence. The sun is your chart ruler and, depending on the aspects and placement of your sun, you may be more drawn to shine and toward the spotlight.


Leo rising people tend to stand out. Appearance-wise Leo risings are generally gifted with stand-out hair–either thick hair that makes a statement and people just faun over or they’re known for styling their hair in a unique fashion. It’s their mane after all! Leo risings are also known for having defined bone features, and prominent cat-like eyes.



The Leo rising personality type is usually positive and uplifting. Leo rising people tend to see the glass as half full and love to spin things in a positive light. Leo rising people tend to have a streak of confidence that magnetizes others in their direction. They are loving and caring to those in their circle and their love language is through generosity and words of affirmation. A compliment goes a long way with a Leo rising! 

Leo Rising Celebrities

Selena Gomez

Warm and generous, it’s no wonder Selena Gomez was born with a Leo rising. That puts her sun in Cancer in the 12th house of solitude, which also reflects her need to shy away from the spotlight from time to time. She’s obviously no stranger to the stage, though, and has been a performer in Hollywood for most of her life.

Tina Turner

Iconic and legendary performer and singer, Tina Turner has a Leo rising and sun in Sagittarius. This speaks to the power of her creativity and innate ability to self-express through her art. With her Leo rising, her sun in Sagittarius lands in her 5th house of creativity, pleasure, joy and fun.

Marilyn Monroe

Stunning and known for her appearance, it’s no wonder Marilyn Monroe was born with a regal Leo rising. This puts her sun in Gemini in the 11th house of networking and hopes and dreams, near the top of her chart. She was meant to shine and stand out, and certainly networked and rubbed shoulders with many fancy people.

Frida Kahlo

Bright and vibrant Frida Kahlo wasn’t only known for her art, but her fashion, as well. Kahlo was one to dress and impress with bold and stand-out colors that hardly went unnoticed. Born with a Leo rising and Cancer sun, this puts her sun in the 12th house of hospitals and spirituality. She contracted polio at the age of six and had to battle lingering side effects from the disease throughout her life. Her art can also be seen through a spiritual lens, as well.


Drake’s hit “In My Feelings” speaks so loudly to his birth chart placements! Born with a Leo rising, that puts Drake’s sun in Scorpio at the bottom of his chart in the subterranean 4th house. As the most private part of the chart, this is where we find some of our psychological patterns we’ve picked up through past generations and reflect on the legacy we will leave behind and where we come from. This signals a profound desire to understand his inner world, get in touch with and share his emotional world on a larger stage. 

Demi Lovato

Bold and authentic, with Demi Lovato what you see is what you get! Demi was born with their sun and rising signs both in Leo! This makes for someone who is authentic and shows up as themselves fully and unapologetically. They have been very honest in detailing and sharing their ups and downs throughout their time in Hollywood. Demi isn’t afraid to share from their heart. 

Celine Dion

That voice and that hair, need we say anymore? Celine Dion knows how to make an entrance and from belting out notes to dazzling with confident style, she’s a Leo rising through and through. Being born with a Leo rising places Celine’s sun in Aries in the 9th house of media and her sun is sitting right next to her Midheaven, the point in the chart that rules fame and reputation. She was destined for the spotlight with a chart like that!

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain’s direct and recognizable tone and wit were unmistakable. He built a legacy with the help of his iconic personality and what’s more Leo rising than that? Born with a sun in Cancer, this places his sun in the 12th house of solitude, which can speak a bit to some of his need to step away from the spotlight. 


What celebrities are Leos?

There are so many Leo celebrities born under the sign of the Lion that it’s hard to keep track! Recently reunited Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are both Leos. Supermodels Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn are Leos. Regal and literal royal Meghan Markle is a Leo and Instagram royalty Kylie Jenner is also a Leo.

What are Leos known for?

Leos are known for their generous hearts and playful persona. As a fixed sign, they can be stubborn by nature, but are loyal and loving friends. Leos love a good compliment and generally speaking don’t tend to shy away from the spotlight. In this life, part of their journey is to learn to self-express and show up fully as their authentic selves. 

When are Leo’s birthdays?

Leo’s birthdays are between July 22 to August 22. If you are born during this period, it means the sun was moving through the sign of Leo, and your zodiac symbol is the Lion. 

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