List of people who are childless by choice for non-religious reasons

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This is a list of notable people who are or were childless by choice during their lifetime for non-religious reasons (thus, excluding Catholic priests, Buddhists monks, etc.).

Name Occupation Country Source
Alaska Singer, DJ, television personality Spain [1]
Geoffrey Arend Actor United States [2]
Simone de Beauvoir Writer, philosopher France [3]
Kate del Castillo Actress Mexico [4]
Helen Clark Politician New Zealand [5]
Patricia Clarkson Actress United States [6]
Ellen DeGeneres Comedian, television host, actress United States [7]
Doro Musician Germany [8]
Janeane Garofalo Actress, stand-up comedian, writer United States [9]
Ricky Gervais Comedian, actor, writer United Kingdom [10]
Elizabeth Gilbert Author, essayist, short story writer United States [11]
Julia Gillard Politician Australia [12]
Chelsea Handler Comedian, actress, writer United States [13]
Debbie Harry Musician, actress United States [14]
Christina Hendricks Actress United States [2]
Bill Hicks Stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist United States [15]
Ashley Judd Actress, political activist United States [16]
Jen Kirkman Stand-up comedian, screenwriter, actress United States [17]
Jay Leno Comedian, actor, philanthropist United States [18]
Mavis Leno Philanthropist, feminist United States [18]
Ana Martín Actress, singer, producer Mexico [19]
Helen Mirren Actress United Kingdom [20]
Haruki Murakami Writer Japan [21][22]
Stevie Nicks Musician United States [23]
Michel Onfray Writer, philosopher France [24]
Buzz Osborne Musician United States [25]
Ann Patchett Author United States [26]
Alexandra Paul Actress, activist, health coach United States [27]
Ayn Rand Novelist, philosopher, playwright United States [28]
Cliff Richard Musician, actor, philanthropist United Kingdom [29]
Henry Rollins Musician, actor, writer United States [30]
Daniela Romo Singer, actress, TV hostess Mexico [31]
Portia de Rossi Actress, model, philanthropist Australia [7]
Sarah Silverman Stand-up comedian, actress, producer United States [32]
Robert Smith Musician United Kingdom [33]
Gloria Steinem Feminist, journalist, activist United States [34]
Amy Tan Writer United States [35]
Alma Thomas Painter, art educator United States [36]
Lily Tomlin Actress, comedian, writer United States [37]
Fernando Vallejo Novelist, filmmaker, essayist Colombia [38]
Steven Wilson Musician, producer United Kingdom [39]
Oprah Winfrey Media proprietor, talk show host, actress United States [40]
Edgar Winter Musician United States [41]
Peter Wessel Zapffe Philosopher, lawyer, mountaineer Norway [42]

See also

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