Top 10 Celebrities Known for Their Frequent Use of Vocal Fry

Vocal Fry is the lowest register of the human voice and heard as an often deep, creaking, rattling, graveling, guttural sound usually produced when ending (yet sometimes beginning) a sentence. It's also known as creaky voice, creak, croak, glottal rattle, glottal fry, laryngelization, pulse register, pulse phonation and strohbass. It’s produced when very little air’s passing out of one’s vocal cords as one relaxes them, causing the cords to vibrate more slowly and irregularly. It’s named fry for being described as mimicking the sound of food being fried (though it sounds more like a creaking door than food frying). We all have vocal fry, though some use it more frequently than others and the highest ones in this list are the ones who use it so much and are famous for it.
The Top Ten
1 Kim Kardashian Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian West is an American reality television personality, actress, socialite, businesswoman and model.

Everyone uses vocal fry usually when ending & beginning sentences, but some people use it constantly & she’s no exception. After all, she may be the true queen of vocal fry we know of. There are more than 7 billion people in this world, making it hard to know who the true queen or king is, but she’s famous & we clearly know her & can guess she’s as much of a deep frier as a woman might possibly be. Not just because of how extreme her vocal fry was, but how much she used it, pretty much every word she spoke was used in the vocal fry register. She’s also known for her valley girl accent & used it for years. Many young women have been changing the way they talked to sound more like her. She’s been famous for decades since shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which’s heading to an end in 2021 after 13 years 11 months 24 days & 20 seasons. After that, reality TV will fall from relevance.

Wait, she does vocal fry?

glad her show is gone

2 Khloé Kardashian

Like Kim, Khloé is known for her extreme constant use of vocal fry & somehow Kim gets all the notifications of it despite being a deep frying Kardashian.

3 Kourtney Kardashian Kourtney Mary Kardashian is an American reality television personality, actress, socialite, businesswoman and model.

Another member of the Kardashians, using extreme vocal fry & being such an example of deep fried celebrities.

4 Zooey Deschanel Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, singer-songwriter, model, and producer most known for her deadpan comedy roles in the films The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), and (500) Days of Summer ...read more.

She uses lots of vocal fry throughout her life. Her career is what we know of & how she got famous.

5 Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

She fries when both talking & singing though more when she talks than when she sings.

6 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

Legendary artist & member of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, who was known for his use of vocal fry & made it into art in his songs. Never forget the legend we loved & lost. Too bad he committed suicide at only 27. R.I.P. Kurt Cobain.

7 Chris Cornell Christopher John "Chris" Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while ...read more.

Legendary artist Chris Cornell was known for his major use of vocal fry & became influential in music. Too bad he committed suicide by hanging himself. He was only 52. He was a majestic gentleman. R.I.P. Chris Cornell.

8 Kylie Jenner Kylie Kristen Jenner is an American reality television personality, model, entrepreneur, socialite, and social media personality.

She frequently uses vocal fry & somehow added uniqueness when using it even in the brief song that made her famous (Rise & Shine).

9 Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 ...read more.

Her line “Oh baby baby” in her debut (& biggest) hit Baby One More Time brought the trend of vocal fry into the celebrity world. Ever since then many tried to imitate her vocal fry & verses. After all it became the biggest debut in the history of music (yet that was before we even had YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or TikTok).

10 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. ...read more.

Scarlett Johansson, formerly known as the world’s highest paid actress (with over a whopping $14.3B of her total combo of films including Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making her the 9th highest grossing actress of all time) until Sofía Vergara (best known for playing in Modern Family which ran from 2009 to 2020 with 11 seasons & 250 episodes), is known for her use of vocal fry & while she sounds smooth in her movies & shows, she fries remarkably in her interviews.

The Contenders
11 Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

He is one of few rock vocalists who have frequently used fry screaming (for example in "Angel With The Scabbed Wings"). Raspy belting is a more common rock vocal style (for example used by Ronnie James Dio, Tina Turner).

12 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.

She fries a lot & had quite the history of fame-induced stress leading to quite dark moves for the last 12+ years.

13 Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

Her songs frequently have vocal fry in them thanks to her.

14 Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author.

She uses MASSIVE vocal fry, says everything extremely & is the original queen of such before any of the Kardashians including Kim became. Yet it was revealed in her record-setting documentary on YouTube (This Is Paris) she talks deeper than we used to think. She admitted her higher-pitched voice was all a character act she performed for the last 20 years. Though she should definitely climb toward the top numbers on this list. I mean she led to the vocal fry trend in pop culture before any of the other stars including Britney Spears or the Kardashians, Jenners & such did.

15 Camila Mendes

SUCH a deep extreme example of people using vocal fry. Most of her words are said like that. Many think she's a hybrid of Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes & if Camila & Shawn get married & even have children, their daughter might be named Camila Mendes. Unless they break up prior.

16 Gabbie Hanna

Definitely has fry.

17 Gigi Hadid Jelena Noura "Gigi" Hadid is an American fashion model. She was signed to IMG Models in 2013. In November 2014, Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council.
18 Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

Known very well for her vocal fry. She was also known for her role as Belle in the 2017 live-action remake of Beauty & the Beast & she sang surprisingly smooth for the most part despite her voice being known to commonly fry. Yet she was also known for playing Hermione Grainger in Harry Potter.

Also known for her role as Hermione Grainger in Harry Potter.

19 Brad Pitt William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories and received three further Academy Award nominations, winning one, as producer under his ...read more.

The former husband of Jennifer Aniston, he uses vocal fry a lot all I can say.

20 Mel Blanc

He used massive vocal fry to play the voice of Elmer Fudd from Looney Tunes. He was the most prolific voice actor who ever lived. The man with 1000 voices. R.I.P. Mel Blanc.

I am probably not the most qualified person to say this but he was the greatest voice actor ever.

21 Takako Fuji

She frequently used vocal fry to play her role as the ghost from the Grudge.

22 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen (born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.
23 Tina Fey Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.

She fries a lot.

24 Tatiana Shmaylyuk

Lead singer of the metalcore band Jinjer she is known for a really extreme vocal fry. I suppose she might not be famous enough to be considered a “celebrity” but I felt like she fits this list well.

25 Zara Larsson Zara Maria Larsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter. She first gained national fame for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of Got Talent, at the age of 10. Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group in 2012 and released her debut EP album, Introducing, in ...read more.

She fries in her songs & speeches. Definitely a deep frying female of modern hip-hop pop.

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