Scorpio Celebrities Whose Personalities Make So Much Sense

Oh, Scorpios. Why does everyone love to hate them? Perhaps it's because the zodiac sign, which represents people born from October 23 to November 21 (via Allure), can be intimidating — just like its celestial spirit animal, the scorpion. Per Cosmopolitan, Scorpios are "strong, enigmatic, independent characters who crackle with an intensity and charisma that makes them un-ignorable." The outlet adds that Scorpios are also "loyal, smart, shrewd and stoic," noting that they "stand by their beliefs, and they don't crave anyone else's approval."

Although they may seem brash on the surface, Scorpios have a mysterious depth to them that is driven by emotion and covert expression. According to Astrology, those born under this sign have an inner-awareness that allows them to be highly-sensitive, observant, and empathetic. "They passionately bond themselves, heart and soul, to those they care for," the site explains. Because of this, Scorpios can be amazing friends and allies, always fighting for what they believe. 

The water sign's sense of purpose stems from curiosity, and they like to explore uncharted territory, whether that be in their careers or relationships. They also value authenticity and independent thinking, further lending to their astrological archetype. Their identity is strong, stable, and easy to spot. Just look at the celebrities ahead, for example. Keep reading for five Scorpio celebs whose personalities make so much sense.

Anne Hathaway is a determined actor and a devoted mama

Anne Hathaway may not immediately come to mind when you think of Scorpios, but when you look at her birth chart, her personality makes so much sense. Just like her character in "The Devil Wears Prada," the actor is incredibly determined in her career — with determination being a common Scorpio trait, per PureWow – and you can count on her to deliver the role. (Need proof? Look no further than her slew of awards, including an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award.)

Acting aside, Hathaway also writes, develops, and produces movies. However, Hathaway's Scorpio traits don't just appear in her professional life. Though she tends to keep her personal life out of the spotlight, the A-list actress seems to be incredibly devoted to her family. (Per Astrology, Scopios are devoted by nature.) She shares two sons, Jack and Jonathan, with her husband Adam Shulman. In 2017, about a year after the birth of her first son, Jonathan, Hathaway touched on her fierce love for her kiddo during a speech at the United Nations. 

"I remember the indescribable — and as I understand it universal — experience of holding my week-old son and feeling my priorities change on a cellular level," she said (via The Hollywood Reporter). 

Katy Perry doesn't care what you think about her

At times, Katy Perry is a pretty polarizing popstar. But whether you love her or hate her, there is no denying the fact that she is a magnetic being. From her bubbly personality to her over-the-top costumes, Perry radiates confidence. She's imaginative, authentic, and doesn't really care what you think of her. "You know, I'm good. I know who I am. And what you think of me is none of my business," she said in a June 2021 interview with L'Officiel

Perry is dedicated to her craft, too, delivering hit after hit after hit. As of this writing, Perry has nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, like a true Scorpio, she is seriously in touch with her emotions, pouring her heart and soul into her music. Talking about "Smile," her sixth studio album, she told NPR, "... [T]his whole record is a product of me going through quite an emotional, spiritual, mental journey since 2017 and rewiring how I think about life and a lot of those negative ways that I thought about life." 

She added, "I did a lot of stuff to get to this place of acceptance and surrender."

Matthew McConaughey isn't afraid to transform himself

Is there anyone more mysterious than Matthew McConaughey? The Oscar award-winning actor regularly stars in critically-acclaimed films, and during the filming process, he aspires to complete emotional identification with his character. "I didn't go seeking. I didn't go: 'I want roles where I can really transform, I want roles where I can get skinny or fat.' You look at the character and I go: 'Well, who is that?'" While he didn't necessarily go looking for those kind of roles, he's nabbed quite a few awards for his work. All this seems like no coincidence given the fact that the Scorpio mantra is "I transform," per Astrology.

But just when you think you have him figured out, you realize McConaughey is more emotionally nuanced than you thought. He struggled growing up and has had to deal with several tragic experiences throughout his life, per Grunge, perhaps lending to the emotional intelligence and empathy we see in him now. Per Astrology, Scorpios "fearless understanding of trauma, and survival, makes these folks the strongest psychic and spiritual warriors." And it seems McConaughey has been able to channel that into strength — or, in his case, artistic genius.

SZA used to be a 'revenge-motivated' Scorpio

Ever since she stepped onto the scene, SZA has been a force in the music industry — and she's racked up quite an impressive net worth, as well. Her combination of passion, soul, and stage presence is so powerful it's almost scary. "I used to be very revenge-motivated but that's just because I'm a Scorpio," she said in a 2017 interview with Cosmopolitan. Regardless of her motivation, SZA has emerged as a prominent voice in a new generation of artists, and she is deeply committed to exploring different genres of music and uncharted sounds.  

Plus, with lyrics about femininity, intimacy, vulnerability, and confidence, the singer-songwriter uses her music to challenge listeners to tap into their emotions — a classic Scorpio move. She's in tune with what's going on with her audience, and because of this, she can deliver a transformative experience with painful specificity. SZA is emotionally honest and full of empathy, on stage and off.

"As long as you're being honest and there's intention in what you're doing, then I think that energy permeates your field and becomes like a homing signal for other people with like energies," she told The Guardian in 2017.

Adam Driver likes to keep it real

It should come as no surprise that Adam Driver is a Scorpio. The actor exudes that dark, enigmatic energy that comes with the water sign, and he clearly loves a creative challenge — just look to the versatility of his roles for proof. Even the characters he plays tend to have the intelligent, no-nonsense, occasionally vindictive vibes that are associated with Scorpios. In fact, he once joked in an interview that Kylo Ren was likely a Scorpio.

All that being said, Driver pairs that intensity with emotional vulnerability, another common trait of this zodiac sign. "I don't think of myself as a celebrity. There are things about being known for your work that are good and there are things that are bad, so I try to keep perspective," he told The Guardian, adding that he's "surrounded by people who keep things as real as possible." Because at the end of the day, per PureWow, Scorpios "value authenticity above everything."