100+ Famous Cats That Took the World by Storm
From internet cat celebs to famous cats in history to popular animated cats, we’re breaking down the list of the 100+ famous cats.
Cats are pretty smart and cute, so it comes as no surprise that our obsession with them has made a few, OK a lot of them pretty famous. Some cats reach fame because of their background, looks, or even who they belong to.
100+ Famous Cats Everyone Needs to Know About
- Monty the Cat
- Honey Bee the Blind Cat
- Venus the Two-Faced Kitten
- Lil Bub
- Grumpy Cat
- Sam Has Eyebrows
- Garfi the Angry Cat
- Shiro Neko
- Hamilton the Hipster Cat
- Banye the OMG Cat
- Colonel Meow
- Mercury the Two-legged Cat
- Oksar, Klaus & Juno the Blind Cat
- City the Very Long Kitty
- Henri, le Chat Noir
- Waffles the Cat
- Princess Monster Truck
- Morris the Horse Riding Cat
- Keyboard Cat
- Rexie Cat
- Princess Cheeto
- Oksar & Eli
- Gary and Supporting Cast
- Suki Cat
- Smoothie the Cat
- Coby the Cat
- Coffee aka Mr. White
- Maya the Cat
- Sir Thomas True Heart
- Ben Ben
- Pompous Albert
- Cole and Marmalade
- Wolfie Smiles
- Belarus the Cat
- Cricket the One Eyed Cat
- Willow the Beautiful
- Merlin the Mad Ragdoll
- Balam Says
- Brimley Cat
- Bronson Cat
- Hosico Cat
- JT Catsby the Munchkin
- Basile & Woodie
- Maple Cat
- Jupiter the Brit Cat
1. Monty the Cat
Monty has an adorable and unique face because he was born without a nasal bridge as the result of a chromosomal abnormality. He has the sweetest disposition to match that face, so his adopters immediately fell in love with him. I mean, who wouldn’t fall in love with that face.
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2. Honey Bee the Blind Cat
Yes, you read that right, this blind cat doesn’t even have eyes. Honey Bee loves outdoor adventures, like hiking and listening to the sound of water. She will walk on a leash or ride on her humans’ shoulders, but one thing is for sure, this kitty is truly loved.
3. Venus the Two-Faced Kitten
Talk about unique! This half black, half orange face cat is definitely one to admire. She also has one green and one blue eye. Her looks are most likely due to chimera, which means her cells contain two types of DNA. Crazy, right?
4. Lil Bub
Described as the most amazing cat on the planet, this cute kitty is one for the books. Born with genetic abnormalities, Lil Bub is a perma-kitten, which means she will look like a kitten all her life. What makes her even more unique is that she is the only known kitty to be born with these abnormalities. We love that Lil But is one of a kind.
Maru is a silly cat from Japan that has gained fame because of his love of boxes and silly antics. Yes, all cats love boxes, but Maru can’t seem to get enough. And we can’t seem to get enough of him.
6. Grumpy Cat
Originally named Tartar Sauce, this sourpuss gained internet fame when his mom posted a pic of him on social media introducing the grumpiest cat. His adorable frown became well-known after he appeared on commercials for cat food and cereal, got a book deal, a New York magazine cover, and also debuted as a Christmas movie celeb.
7. Sam Has Eyebrows
This kitty gained internet famed because of the unique markings on his forehead that resemble, well, eyebrows. He was rescued off the streets by his family. Now, Sam has been featured in newspapers and magazines all over the world.
8. Garfi the Angry Cat
Garfi is better known as Angry Cat because of his mean mug. This Persian has permanently frowning brows, making him look like a raging kitty. But don’t be fooled, he’s just a regular sweet kitty on the inside that enjoys normal cat things.
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9. Shiro Neko
This gorgeous white kitty is known to be the happiest and sleepiest of all cats. Meaning white cat, Shiro Neko is a zen master and lets his owner balance all sorts of silly things on his head. While all cats are known to be pretty lazy, I’d say Shiro Neko takes the cake.
If I had to choose, Snoopy would be the most adorable kitty with his round head and eyes. This short hair has become internet famous because of his cute looks. According to his mom, he’s a typical cat that loves food and naps. His fans can’t seem to get enough of this charming boy.
Lazarus was born with a cleft palate and was found on the streets of Tennessee. Lazarus reached internet fame after his rescuer posted asking for help and donations to get him the veterinary care he needed. His story spread quickly and helped bring awareness about special needs cats like him.
12. Hamilton the Hipster Cat
It’s pretty apparent why Hamilton is known as the hipster cat. His perfect mustache made him an instant internet sensation. Rescued off the streets of Silicon Valley with his sister, this feral kitty had difficulty trusting people. A behavioral therapist helped him adjust to his new life. Now, Hamilton is known all around the world.
This kitty became an internet sensation via a collection of photographs detailing the life of Fukumaru and his human, an older woman named Misao. Their peaceful life in rural Japan caught the attention of many urban dwellers. Fukumaru was a barn cat with one blue and one yellow eye, who unfortunately passed in 2016.
14. Banye the OMG Cat
No, he’s not surprised, but it sure does seem that way! Banye has a unique marking under his mouth that makes him look permanently surprised. This British shorthair is quite adorable, and we love checking out his expressions on social media.
15. Colonel Meow
This American Himalayan-Persian has quite the intimidating look. His long fur and penetrating stare are sure to make you a little nervous. Colonel Meow gained internet fame because of his unique look and his Guinness World Record for the longest fur. He passed away in 2014 at the young age of two, due to heart problems.
Nala, the Tabby with the round eyes, is one of the first Instagram cat accounts. Today, she has over 4 million followers. Nala was rescued from a shelter after her previous owners left her, but it all worked out. Now, Nala is known all over the world and has partnered with many brands. She is one of the most influential cat internet celebs.
Better known as Fat Cat Art, Zarathustra is quite the model. Zarathustra poses and is patined into some of the most famous art masterpieces. Her main passions include a love of art and artists. She describes herself as 10 kilograms of pure, undisturbed joy, and we have to agree.
18. Mercury the Two-legged Cat
This adorable kitten was found at four days missing his two front legs. His rescuers believe he was struck with a weed whacker and tended to his injuries right away. Now known as the two-legged cat, Mercury has survived on his two hind legs and is quite the active cat.
19. Oskar, Klaus & Juno the Blind Cat
Oskar was a blind cat born with a severe form of microphthalmia, a genetic condition which prevented his eyes from fully developing. He passed away last year, leaving his legacy to his brother and sister, Klaus and Juno (who is also blind). They share their adventures and memories of their brother Oskar. They also have an Award-winning book series called Oskar & Klaus.
20. City the Very Long Kitty
City is a very long kitty on a mission, to stop the declawing of cats everywhere. As the official mascot of this non-profit organization, City wants to bring awareness about declawing. He’s appeared on television shows where he was seen by millions.
21. Henri, le Chat Noir
Henri became famous when he starred in a web series called Henri, le Chat Noir or Henry, the Black Cat. His videos are a combination of pouty cat faces and narration inspired by French New Wave. Henri is quite the poet and philosopher, IMHO.
Her name describes her perfectly. This tri-colored kitty is best known for her flat face and chubby body. She instantly became an Instagram sensation and eight years later, has appeared in videos, magazines, and even a major motion picture.
23. Waffles the Cat
This Scottish fold is one big star! Famous for poking his head through a piece of bread… and waffles, of course, it’s no wonder this kitty has millions of followers. He’s just so darn cute. Waffles shares his adorable costumes and even has his own merch.
24. Princess Monster Truck
Princess Monster Truck is a black cat with a cute underbite. Rescued from the streets of Brooklyn, this adorable Persian hates going outdoors now and likes doing typical kitty things. She has a strong Instagram following of 300k, and it’s not slowing down.
25. Morris the Horse Riding Cat
Morris loves riding on his best friend’s back. His best friend? A horse, of course! His name is Champy. Morris and Champy’s mom rescues horses, so they share their adventures on Instagram. And why wouldn’t this duo become so popular? They are adorable.
26. Keyboard Cat
12 years ago, when social media was in its infancy, a young cat named Fatso starred in a 1984 video playing the keyboard, and the rest is history! She became an instant meme. In the video, Fatso wears a blue shirt and plays the keyboard. Over the years, her owner has lost two other cats who also played the keyboard and became Keyboard cat versions 2.0 and 3.0.
27. Rexie Cat
Rexie is a rescue cat that was found with a broken backbone and now has complete rear end paralysis. That hasn’t stopped this very expressive kitty. Rexie Cat is one active cat and is most known for his cute facial expressions. He is nicknamed the living emoji cat.
28. Princess Cheeto
Princess Cheeto is the coolest cat on the internet. This Brooklyn-based feline has taken social media by storm. Her photo series is both art and fun. Princess Cheeto has even landed partnerships with brands like Target, Steve Madden, Purina, and American Apparel.
29. O s k a r + E l i
Oskar is one cool kitty living it up in Northern California. But Oskar isn’t alone on his adventures. You see, Oskar the kitty has a pet cat. Yes, you read that right. Eli is Oskar’s pet, and the duo couldn’t be any cuter. They share their everyday adventures on Instagram and we love to watch, along with thousands of other followers.
30. Gary and Supporting Cast
Gary is best known for his cat beard and how great it is. We are told, “His beard alone has experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body.” But we’ll take Gary’s word for it. Gary shares his social media with a few other kitties who are just as adorable.
31. Suki Cat
Seriously one of the most gorgeous cats we’ve ever seen, Suki Cat lives the life most of us dream of. Suki is a Bengal cat that travels the world and goes on amazing adventures with her humans. She has the Instagram feed to match.
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32. Smoothie the Cat
Smoothie is a Brittish longhair living in the Netherlands and oh my, is she pretty. Perfectly fluffy, with big green eyes, she is a sight for sore eyes. And with over 2 million followers, there is no question whether people love her. Don’t let her perfect looks deceive you. According to her owner, Smoothie loves playing like a regular cat, has a sweet personality, and likes to cuddle.
33. Coby the Cat
Coby is a gorgeous white British shorthair with piercing blue eyes. He rose to fame because of his dashing good looks, fluffy snow colored fur, and pointy kitty ears. Now, Toby even has his own merch, with a 2020 calendar already for sale.
34. Coffee aka Mr. White
Another gorgeous white kitty we can’t get enough of, Coffee, aka Mr. White is all that and a bag of chips. He’s also a cancer survivor and a self-proclaimed “good boy.” We can see why he’s so popular. Two million followers are nothing because this cat isn’t slowing down.
If there is one cat whose name describes them entirely, it’s this one. Smush has a cleft lip that gives her the smushiest face. She’s close to half a million followers and gaining more every day.
Pisco has eyes that will melt your heart. This British shorthair lives in NYC and totally reminds us of Puss in Boots. His adorable face makes him a popular kitty to follow on Instagram, where he shares his daily adventures and silly costumes.
37. Maya the Cat
Maya the Tabby was born with an extra chromosome. This makes her look quite unique with crossed eyes and a flat nose. She looks sad and confused, but she’s not. In fact, this kitty may look different, but she acts like a typical cat. She’s curious and silly, but her unique looks have made her popular.
38. Sir Thomas True Heart
Sir Thomas True Heart, or Tommy, is a special needs kitty who had acid poured on his face. Thankfully, he was rescued and cared for. Now, Tommy has become a spokescat for others who are abused and forgotten.
39. Ben Ben
Ben Ben is known as the saddest cat on the internet, but don’t worry; he’s not. At least not anymore. This adorable ginger was rescued after he was attacked by a larger animal and had a crushed spine, lacerations, and a cauliflower ear. Now, this kitty has recovered, walks and jumps, and is the happiest kitty… on the inside.
Atchoum is a young male Persian from Canada with hypertrichosis, an overgrowth of hair. His overgrown fur and piercing amber eyes make him look like a grinch, lorax or gremlin, but a very cute one. This boy even has his own calendar.
41. Pompous Albert
Pompous Albert is the angriest kitty on the internet. Well, he’s not, but his facial features make him look that way. This Selkirk Rex is actually friendly, playful, and even cuddly. He’s become an Instagram sensation with over 250k followers and growing. He’s also landed a deal with Honda.
42. Cole and Marmalade
Cole and Marmalade are just two cool cats starring in lots of cat videos. They are always up to something and love to share their videos and educate their fans about cats. They’ve partnered with Friskies and have been featured in magazines like Modern Cat.
43. Wolfie Smiles
Wolfie is the kitty with the toothy smile. He was rescued as a kitten from death’s door and has come a long way, fangs and all. He’s stolen hearts and now has a substantial social media following of 250k.
44. Belarus the Cat
Belarus is a cat with crossed eyes, and he couldn’t be any cuter. He’s a big cat with a big personality, and it shows on his social media, where he shares his daily adventures. Googly eyed Belarus was rescued from the shelter and his human fell instantly in love, just like his thousands of followers.
45. Cricket the One Eyed Cat
Cricket is a special needs cat that was born with a missing eye, a cleft lip, and a crooked jaw. His unique looks have brought him Instagram fame. He is now using his platform to help bring awareness to adopt and not shop, and that difference can be quite beautiful.
46. Willow the Beautiful
Willow is another kitty with a chromosomal abnormality that gives her the most adorable button nose. Willow lives with a Boxer named Ella and her human, a special education teacher. When she’s not posing with flowers on her head, Willow the beautiful is snuggling with Ella.
47. Merlin The Mad Ragdoll
This kitty looks like he hates everything. His frowned features and gorgeous eyes have made him an internet star. Despite his look of permanent unamusement, he’s actually quite a sweet boy.
48. Balam Says
Balam is an Oriental shorthair that became pretty popular on social media. Balam shares her adventures with her friends and is quite the model. She has even signed on with a pet modeling agency and has partnered with pet brands like Bobsweep, Buppy Store, Scruffy Paws Nutrition, and Pickle & Onion.
49. Brimley Cat
Brimley is described as a professional smiler, aspiring meowdel, and belly rubs connoisseur. This Persian is so beautiful that it’s no surprise he’s so internet famous. He’s the happiest, fluffiest cat.
50. Bronson Cat
Bronson is a 33-pound kitty that set out to get healthy after he was adopted. His Instagram account was started to share his weight loss journey and quickly gained a huge, no pun intended, following. To date, he’s lost 10 lbs and still going.
51. Hosico Cat
Hosico is a gold Scottish that has gained fame through his Instagram account. This cute faced cat has over 1.6 million followers on Instagram, over 120k on Youtube, and his own merch line of plush toys, cat-shaped pillows, apparel, and home goods.
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52. JT Catsby the Munchkin
Known as the Corgi cat, JT Catsby the Munchkin is one long kitty with short, stumpy legs. His legs might be small, but his personality isn’t. He shares his snazzy style with bows and hats on his social media channels.
53. B A S I L + W O O D I E
Basil and Woodie are the Scottish fold duo. Named after Kentucky bourbon, these two share their love for the three S’s: salmon, snuggles and the simple life. Their following continues to grow, and it isn’t slowing down.
54. Maple Cat
With half a million fans and counting, Maple cat is a Golden British Shorthair with an adorable round head. Maple has partnered with cat brands like Stella and Chewy’s. Despite the internet stardom, Maple is just a simple cat that loves treats, belly rubs, and riding his stroller to the park.
55. Jupiter the Brit Cat
Jupiter is a bow tie-wearing handsome gent with emerald eyes. He’s got a big heart and the Instagram following to match. He’s the perfect meowdel and catnip addict.
- Tabby, Abraham Lincoln’s Cat
- Scarlet the Brave
- Little Nicky
- Unsinkable Sam
- Ta-Miu, companion of Crown Prince Thutmose
- Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
- Mačak, Nikola Tesla’s childhood muse
- Snowball, Ernest Hemingway’s polydactyl cat
- Lucy and Creme Puff, the oldest cats ever recorded
- Oscar the Feline Grim Reaper
56. Tabby, Abraham Lincoln’s Cat
Source: History Collection
The 16th President was the first to bring cats into the White House. He loved kitties, especially his two, Tabby and Dixie, whom he fed with golden forks during White House dinners. It’s also rumored he would bring stray cats home and then find them good homes.
57. Scarlet the Brave
Source: Good Times
Scarlet was a heroic stray cat that saved her five kittens from a burning building in 1995. After the fire, her five kittens were found outside safe, but firefighters found Scarlet inside, blistered and burned. She made a full recovery and lived until 2008. Her heroic act to save her kittens gained media attention and all found homes shortly after their recovery.
58. Little Nicky
Source: NBC News
Little Nicky was the first known commercially cloned cat, produced from the DNA of the owner’s previous kitty, a Main Coon named Nicky. In 2004, his owner paid $50,000 USD to have him cloned, and it took the genetics company 4 years to produce.
59. Unsinkable Sam
Source: Business Insider
Originally named Oscar, Unsinkable Sam was a black and white cat that was in service as a ship’s cat during World War II. He started with the Kriegsmarine and ended up with the Royal Navy. He survived the sinking of three ships in total. He lived happily until 1955.
This is rumored to be just another sea story, myth, or legend, but a pastel portrait of Sam titled “Oscar, the Bismarck’s Cat” by the artist Georgina Shaw-Baker is found at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
60. Ta-Miu, companion of Crown Prince Thutmose
Source: Feline Forever
It’s said that Egyptians not only loved cats but that they worshipped them and believed them to be protectors of the house. They built temples for them and adorned them with jewels. The Egyptian Prince Thutmose even had his cat, Ta-Miu, buried beside him in her own stone sarcophagus, which is now found at the Cairo Museum.
61. Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
Source: Smithsonian Mag
Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office is the official title of any resident cat at the prime minister’s residence, 10 Downing Street. It is said that there has been a resident cat in the English government since the 1500s. However, records only go back as far as the 1920s. The current title is held by Larry, a brown and white tabby.
62. Mačak, Nikola Tesla’s childhood muse
Source: Generic Black Cat via Pixabay
Mačak was a black cat who was the subject of Nikola Tesla’s fascination for electricity when he would stroke his back and get shocked with static electricity. It’s amazing how this cat played a massive part in his most famous contribution to science by creating the alternating-current electric system.
63. Snowball, Ernest Hemingway’s polydactyl cat
Source: Johnny Times
It’s no secret Hemingway loved cats. In fact, there is a whole book dedicated to his love for cats. However, the most notable cat in his life was Snowball, a white male cat that was also a polydactyl. Hemingway gave Snowball free range of his Key West home and allowed him to breed freely.
Since polydactylism is a dominant trait, it is said that many cats in the area surrounding Hemingway’s Key West home have polydactylism to this day, and are thought to be direct descendants of Snowball.
64. Lucy and Creme Puff, the oldest cats ever recorded
Lucy is the oldest cat ever recorded, who passed in 2011 at 39 years old. Although a vet could not confirm her exact age, Lucy’s previous owner shared memories of her going back to 1972. This record was previously held by Creme Puff who was born in 1967 and passed in 2005, making her 38 years old.
65. Oscar the Feline Grim Reaper
Oscar is a therapy cat at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Oscar may seem like a normal kitty, but he has a special and somber talent; he can predict when someone is going to die.
It sounds a bit irking, but it is thought that when a person is ill, the body emits a slightly different scent or pheromone that an animal such as a cat can easily detect. Whether this is true or not, Oscar accurately predicted about 50 deaths.
Nyan means meow in Japanese, and it’s also the name of the YouTube famous cartoon cat. To date, a video uploaded in 2011 has over 170 million views. The video merged a popular pop song with an animated cat with a pop tart torso, flying through space, leaving a rainbow trail.
Garfield started as an American comic strip by Jim Davis in 1967. He’s a lasagna loving, lazy, overeating cartoon cat that chronicles his daily life with his human Jon and his dog Odie. The comic strip holds the Guinness World Record for longest syndicated comic. He is known worldwide and has produced merchandise like clothing, books, toys, games, TV series, and even movies.
68. Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty is a Japanese cartoon produced by Sanrio in 1974. Also known as Kitty White, Hello Kitty has become a world sensation spawning a whole cast of characters and a mega-media franchise producing merchandise from clothing to school supplies to appliances. Her story states she is a perpetual 3rd grader living outside of London.
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69. Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat is the mischievously grinning, philosophical, and disappearing cat from Alice in Wonderland. Alice meets the cat in the Duchess’s kitchen, then later on a tree branch where he entices Alice in a perplexing conversation, after finally disappearing at will, leaving only his smile. Although he’s most known for its appearance in the novel and then the animated feature, the term Cheshire cat predates both.
This black and white cat is part of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies franchise. Mostly known for chasing his nemesis, a yellow canary named Tweety bird, Sylvester talks with a lisp and sprays everyone with saliva when he does so. His most well-known phrase is “Sufferin’ succotash!”
Figaro is known as Geppettos’s companion kitty in the story of Pinnochio. This little kitty has transcended into other Disney cartoons, including becoming Minnie Mouse’s pet cat in the kids’ TV series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Minnie’s Bow-Toons.
Heathcliff started as a comic strip and later became an animated TV series in the 1980s. He is an orange tabby cat that is pretty street smart and savvy. He’s a quick-thinking trickster who will do anything to grab a bite of food, but this street cat has his standards and won’t fight girls.
Felix is known as the oldest and most famous animated cat. He is a black and white cartoon that debuted in 1913, and the first animated character to gain sufficient popularity to draw audiences to his black and white movies. Felix has become a pop icon and to this day, has a huge following.
Tom is known as the feline half of the cat and mouse duo Tom and Jerry, by MGM and Hanna Barbara. The cartoon series chronicles Tom’s attempts at trying to capture Jerry, being unsuccessful time and time again.
Despite their endless cat and mouse game, pun intended, they have set their differences aside. They even saved each other’s lives every time they were truly in danger or were pursuing a common goal.
75. Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots is a fairy tale about a cat who tricks and deceives in order to acquire power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master.
However, in most recent years, Puss in Boots is known for his appearance in the animated feature Shrek the Third, and then later, in his own staring feature as a fugitive on the run, searching to restore his honor.
Lucifer is known as Lady Tremaine’s cat in the Disney animated feature Cinderella. He’s a sneaky and spoiled cat that, much like the rest of her stepfamily, is also cruel to Cinderella. His goal: to capture Cinderella’s mice friends.
Azrael is known as Gargamel’s cat in the animated franchise The Smurfs. His job is to help capture the tiny blue creatures. Although sometimes treated cruelly by Gargamel, Azrael is smart and has been known to turn on his owner at times.
78. Snowball I – V – The Simpsons
Snowball 1-5 is a series of five cats that have been the Simpsons’ pets through the years and. Snowball I was a white cat. Snowball II was a black cat. Snowball III was a brown Bombay. Snowball IV, also known as Coltrane, was a gray cat. Finally, Snowball V is another black cat that looks precisely like Snowball I and is still alive.
79. Scratchy – The Simpsons
Scratchy is known as the cartoon cat that appears in The Simpsons animated series and is intended as a more sinister and gory parody of Tom and Jerry. While they also play cat and mouse, it almost always results in Scratchy’s death or him suffering horrific pain.
Pusheen is a Japanese, kawaii animated domestic shorthair and tabby girl cat that has gained popularity in recent years. Pusheen started as a comic strip and has now become a social media sensation. She is well known for appearing as Facebook stickers and has now even become an exhibition at the New York City Museum of the Moving Image.
81. Si and Am – Lady and the Tramp
Si and Am are best known as Aunt Sarah’s Siamese cats in Disney’s animated feature, Lady and the Tramp. They are sly and sinister cats who love to cause trouble and get Lady to take the blame for their messes. Because of their cruel intentions, they get Lady muzzled.
Source: The Mary Sue
The Aristocats is a group of cats in the Disney animated feature with the same name. The story is based on a family of aristocratic cats who gain the help of an alley cat acquaintance to get them out of trouble after a butler kidnaps them to get their owner’s fortune, which is supposed to go to the cats.
83. Simon’s Cat
Simon’s Cat is a British animated cartoon and book series featuring a hungry house cat who will do anything for his next meal. Simon’s cat is an affectionate, but often stubborn and clumsy cat who doesn’t have an official name. Simon’s cat has gained popularity on social media and especially YouTube, with over 5 million followers.
- Ted Nude-gent aka Mr. Bigglesworth - Austin Powers
- Salem Saberhagen - Sabrina the Teenage Witc
- Mr. Jinx - Meet the Parents
- Toonces - SNL
- Cat - Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Street Cat Bob
- Mrs. Whiskerson - Friends
- Déjà vu Cat - The Matrix
- Buttercup - The Hunger Games
- Snowbell - Stuart Little
- Don Corleone (Vito’s Cat) - The Godfather
- Bandit - The Office
- Fluffy - The Brady Bunch
- Lucky - Alf
- Rusty - Mission Impossible
- Spot - Star Trek
- Zazzles - The Big Bang Theory
84. Ted Nude-gent aka Mr. Bigglesworth – Austin Powers
Source: E! Online
Mr. Bigglesworth, also known as Ted Nude-gent, is best known for his performance as Dr. Evil’s pet kitty in the movie Austin Powers. Mr. Bigglesworth started as longhaired Persian in the film, but later became a hairless Sphynx cat when he was forced into an abrupt escape in a cryogenic capsule, leading to permanent hair loss.
85. Salem Saberhagen – Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Source: Vanity Fair
Salem is known as Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s cat, which initially started as part of the Archie comic series. Sabrina later became a television series and Salem gained popularity as a witty black cat who dreams of world domination and celebrity status. Salem has gained recent popularity as the face of internet memes sharing his one-liners.
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86. Mr. Jinx – Meet the Parents
Mr. Jinx is a Himalayan cat that is the pride and joy of Robert DeNiro’s character in the movie Meet the Parents. He’s best known for his ability to use the toilet and to come when called. In the film, Mr. Jinx is spoiled and not allowed to go outdoors, which makes his escape during a very memorable scene.
87. Toonces – SNL
Toonces, the driving cat, was a Saturday Night Live skit popular in the ’90s. Toonces sketches chronicled a driving cat whose family is delighted their cat can drive. But their enthusiasm is short-lived as they discover he’s not a very good driver and most times ends up driving off a cliff.
88. Cat – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Played by a cat named Orangey was Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly Golightly’s cat in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Described as a no-name slob, the real cat was anything but. Orangey won two Pasty awards for his movie performances. In the movie, Cat was a symbol of Holly Golightly’s inability to settle down, not even enough to give her cat a name.
89. Street Cat Bob
Street Cat Bob is an autobiographical book series and movie about the author’s struggle with drugs, which led him to become homeless. He then meets a street cat, which he named Bob. Bob becomes attached to him and sits with him while he makes a living playing Nirvana songs for money. Basically, Bob saves his life. The duo is now an internet sensation with over half a million Facebook followers.
90. Mrs. Whiskerson – Friends
Mrs. Whiskerson is a sphynx cat famous for her appearance on the television series Friends. Rachel buys Mrs. Whiskerson for $1,000 because she reminds her of her grandma’s sweet sphynx cat. However, this version is anything but sweet, scratching Rachel and leading her to eventually sell her to Gunther for $1,500.
91. Déjà vu Cat – The Matrix
Source: Warner Bros.
Déjà vu Cat is a cat that appears in the first Matrix movie. Inside the Matrix, a repeated occurrence, or déjà vu happens when the matrix code is altered. In the first movie, Neo sees a black cat walk by, followed by another one in exactly the same way. This tips off the crew that the code at the Lafayette Hotel had been changed and that agents set up a trap.
92. Buttercup – The Hunger Games
Source: USA Today
Buttercup is known as Primrose Everdeen’s cat, which she named due to his muddy yellow coat who matched the bright flower. Buttercup only appears momentarily in the film, when Katniss says she will cook him. In the first movie, he’s black and white but appears orange in the second and third movies. In the book, he is mentioned more and described as a filthy cat which Katniss hates.
93. Snowbell – Stuart Little
Snowbell is known as the Persian cat villain in the Stuart Little movies. Even though in the first movie, he hates having a mouse as his owner, Stuart grows on him and they become friends.
94. Don Corleone (Vito’s Cat) – The Godfather
Famous for sitting on Marlon Brando’s lap for the movie’s opening scene, this kitty also made the cut for the movie’s promotional posters and covers. The kitty was a stray found by Francis Ford Coppola on the Paramount lot and was not part of the original script. The reason the cat was used in the movie was later interpreted as representing the hidden claws beneath the Godfather’s warm facade.
95. Bandit – The Office
Bandit was one of Angela’s many cats. He is best known for the scene when Dwight sets the office on fire to teach his coworkers about fire safety. Angela gets Bandit from her desk drawer, throws him through the ceiling and yells for Oscar to, “Save Bandit!” as Bandit is seen falling through another part of the roof.
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96. Fluffy – The Brady Bunch
Fluffy was the girl’s pet cat that only appeared in the first episode of the Brady Bunch. In the episode the Honeymoon, the boys’ dog is seen chasing the cat around, which causes chaos and distraction. The parents argue and Cindy is seen crying for the cat, but we never see Fluffy again and no explanation is given.
97. Lucky – Alf
Lucky is known as the Tanner family cat in the television show Alf. Cats are a delicacy on Alf’s planet, Melmac, so Lucky’s life becomes more precarious when Alf comes to live with the Tanner family. However, Alf is warned not to try to eat Lucky. Alf befriends Lucky enough not to make a meal out of him.
98. Rusty – Mission Impossible
Rusty is known as a trained orange tabby who specializes in fetching rare artifacts from unusual places in the 1967 show Mission Impossible. Rusty helps end missions successfully. It is said that 12 cats played Rusty on the show, each one portraying a different talent.
99. Spot – Star Trek
Spot is known as Data’s female orange tabby cat in the 2360s and 2370s. She lived with him during his time aboard the USS Enterprise. Spot helped save the crew of the Enterprise-D when a synthetic T-cell became airborne and infected the crew and the animals. Spot survived the destruction of the Enterprise-D thanks to a chip Data had installed. Spot lived with Data until his death in 2379.
100. Zazzles – The Big Bang Theory
Source: AV Club
Zazzles is known as one of Sheldon’s 25 cats that he begins to collect after his break up with Amy. His name was going to be Dr. Hermann von Helmholtz, but Sheldon decides to name him Zazzles because he’s too zazzy. In the end, Sheldon gives away all his cats, including Zazzles, with $20 bonus with each cat.
101. Choupette Lagerfeld (Karl Lagerfeld)
Choupette is a Birman cat and former pet of deceased German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld took every chance to show his devotion and love for Choupette. She was featured in fashion magazine spreads, they traveled the world together, and still to this day, she lives a life of luxury. Choupette has gained internet celeb status, with her own social media following on Instagram and Twitter.
102. Ollie (Ricky Gervais)
Ollie is Ricky Gervais’ Siamese cat. Ricky is quite the animal lover and activist, and when he was given Ollie as a present, he didn’t hesitate to provide him with a home. Ricky shows off his cat on all his social media, which launched Ollie into celebrity cat stardom.
103. Purrfect the Cat (Cee Lo Green)
Purrfect was known as Cee Lo Green’s fluffy white cat on the show The Voice. She gained fame when he would appear with her on his lap, petting her in a Dr. Evil-like style. As it turned out, Purrfect wasn’t his cat. She was a rented kitty actor, but that didn’t stop her from gaining her celeb following.
104. Olivia Benson the Cat (Taylor Swift)
It’s well known that Taylor Swift loves cats. She has a few, but her most known cat is a Scottish fold named Olivia Benson, like Marishka Hargitay’s character on Law and Order: SVU, one of Swift’s favorite shows. Olivia Benson was featured on a Diet Coke commercial and often appears on Taylor’s Instagram account.
105. Calippo & Dorito (Ed Sheeran)
Ed Sheeran loves cats, and he’s even set up their very own Instagram account. Calippo and Dorito share their daily adventures and life as cats. With over 300k followers, it’s good to be a celebrity cat.
It seems that the celebrity cat list keeps growing by the day as new kitties pop up all the time. With social media buzzing and new movies and shows popping up, we’re sure to see many more famous cats grow to stardom pretty quickly. Did your favorite famous cats make our list? What other famous cats should we add to the list?
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