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Where celebities are from?

Nargiz Mammadzade Nargiz Mammadzade 26 February 2021
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Do you know where Hollywood celebrities are actually from? Because some of them did not live in the country where they opened their eyes to the world. Most of them were born in the United States of America. Some of them started and continue their careers in Hollywood. Others stole Hollywood's heart after making a name in their own country. Let's take a closer look at celebrities who were born in different countries!

Tom Hanks

running

"Run, Forest, Run!" - that is one of the many things that come to my mind when we talk about Tom Hanks! This amazing and master actor is English and German by father, Portuguese by mother

Jim Carrey

atlantic coast

He can bring a smile to everyone's face! He is mainly of French-Canadian roots (the original family name is Carre and is originated from Brittany in France), but he also has German, Swiss, and English roots.

Adrien Brody

poland

His father is of Polish Jewish descent. His mother was born in Budapest, Hungary, and is the daughter of a Catholic Hungarian aristocrat father and a Czech Jewish mother.

Marlon Brando

germany

Oh, The Godfather - Masterpiece! One of the most beloved Hollywood stars, Marlon Brando's ancestry was German, Dutch, English, French, and Irish.

Leonardo DiCaprio

leonardo

Italian and German blood flows in his veins. His father is of Italian and German descent. DiCaprio can speak Italian. DiCaprio's maternal grandfather was German, and his maternal grandmother was a German citizen of Russian origin. One of the richest Hollywood celebrities is an environmentalist, and even his Oscar speech was about climate change.

Kate Winslet

uk

Her name in Hollywood is "English rose"! Kate Elizabeth Winslet is of British descent, and also has Irish ancestry on her father's side and Swedish ancestry on her mother's side. She was only 21 years old when she became one of the brightest Hollywood stars with Titanic!

Marion Cotillard

paris

One of the most beautiful Hollywood stars is Frenchwoman. The 45-year-old actress was born in the most romantic city in the world - Paris!

Angelina Jolie

angelina jolie

Jolie's mother is from the French-speaking region of Canada. Her father, John Voight, is of Slovak origin. Jolie owes this exotic image to Canadian, Slovak, British, and a little Native American blood that runs through her veins. She is one of the most beautiful Hollywood stars!

George Clooney

chicago

The 59-year-old actor was born in the United States, but Clooney has Irish, German and English roots. He is one of the richest Hollywood celebrities!

Johnny Depp

johnny depp

One of the most famous Hollywood celebrities, Johnny Depp, is primarily of English descent, with some French, German, and Irish ancestry. It is claimed that he also has some Native American heritage.

Vin Diesel

on set

Everyone knows and loves him from the "The Fast and Furious movie series". Vin Diesel's real name is Mark Sinclair. His mother is of English, German, and Scottish descent. He has never met his biological father, and has stated that "all I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures".

Jennifer Aniston

greek

One of the most famous Hollywood celebrities thanks to "Friends TV Show"! Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent.

Julia Roberts

hollywood sign

Julia Fiona Roberts is one of the most charming Hollywood celebrities! She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent.

Anne Hathaway

ireland

One of the most beautiful Hollywood celebrities ever! Her mother is of Irish descent and her father is of Irish, French, English, and German descent.

Cameron Diaz

cuba

She has Cuban, German, and Italian roots. Her mother is of Native American, Italian, and German descent, and her father is Cuban.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

walk of fame

The famous actor we've loved as Terminator for years is originally from Austria. As one of the richest Hollywood celebrities, he subsequently acquired US citizenship and even served as governor of California from 2003-2007.

Rihanna

rihanna

The beautiful singer, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, whom everyone knows and loves as "Queen" is originally from Barbados. We can even say that thanks to her, her country's awareness has increased. She is of Guyana descent on the maternal side, Irish descent on the father's side.

Shakira

singer

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Famous singer is Lebanese from her father's side.

Jennifer Lopez

hollywood sign

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, into a family of Puerto Rican descent in the United States. One of the richest Hollywood celebrities speaks amazingly fluent Spanish.

Matthew McConaughey

hamburg

Okay, this is pretty interesting! McConaughey's ancestry includes English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish, with some of his Irish roots being from the Cavan/Monaghan area.

Scarlett Johansson

poland

Scarlett, whose family is Ashkenazi Jew, is of Danish descent on her father's side and Polish descent on her mother's side.

Rita Ora

tuzla

Rito Ora, or Rita Sahatciu, one of the most famous young stars of the music world today, was born in the city of Pristina in the former Yugoslavia. Rita Ora, the daughter of Albanian parents, was just a small child when they fled the civil war in the country and immigrated to London.

Hugh Jackman

cityscape

Hugh Jackman is undoubtedly one of the most successful Hollywood stars! He was born in Australia to a British family.

Milla Jovovich

kiev

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich, or Milla Jovovich as she is known by everyone, was born in Kyiv to a Russian mother and a Serbian father. They later immigrated to the USA.

Nina Dobrev

bulgaria

Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. When she was two years old, her family immigrated to Canada.

Natalie Portman

haifa

Her real name is Natalie Hershlag. She is one of the celebrities who were born in different countries. Portman was born in Jerusalem. Her father is Israeli.

Charlize Theron

charlize theron

I think everyone knows that she is South African. Among her ancestors, there are also Dutch, French, and German. French ancestors were the first Huguenot settlers in South Africa. "Theron" is an Occitan surname (originally written as Theron). She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg.

Mila Kunis

chernivtsi

Mila Kunis or real name Milena Markovna Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. When Kunis was 8 years old, they left Ukraine and migrated to Los Angeles, USA.

Salma Hayek

guanajuato

Salma Hayek was born in Mexico. Her father is of Lebanese descent. She speaks English with a Mexican accent in some of her films. Hayek is one of the most famous Hollywood celebrities of Mexican descent.

Robert Downey Jr.

hollywood street

Robert Downey Jr. - as known as our Iron Man! Downey's father is half Lithuanian Jewish, one-quarter Hungarian Jewish, and one-quarter Irish descent, however, Downey's mother had Scottish, German, and Swiss ancestry.

Bruce Willis

bruce willis

Walter Bruce Willis is an American-German actor and film producer. He was born in Germany to a German mother and American father, then he and his family moved to the United States when he was two years old.

Selena Gomez

venice

One of the most popular young Hollywood stars, Gomez's mother is of Italian descent and her father is Mexican. Regarding her Hispanic heritage, she has said she is "a proud third-generation American-Mexican"!

Megan Fox

buildings

She was also born in the USA, but her roots are mostly English, with a small number of Scots, Germans, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), as well as distant French and Welsh.

Eva Mendes

hollywood

She is also one of Hollywood's Latino beauties. Mendes is born in the USA but her ancestors are Cuban.

Michael Douglas

michael douglas

The master actor was born in New York. His father, whose real name is Issur Danielovitch Demsky, comes from a Russian family.

Sofia Vergara

medellin

SofIa Margarita Vergara Vergara is one of the celebrities who were born in different countries. Beautiful Hollywood star, who recently starred in the TV series Modern Family, was born in Colombia.

Penelope Cruz

hollywood

Penelope Cruz, in full Penelope Cruz Sanchez, is one of the most beautiful and famous Hollywood celebrities. She first made her name in her country, and then she moved to Hollywood.

Javier Bardem

panorama

He is also a gift of Spanish cinema to Hollywood and also the husband of Penelope Cruz.

Daniel Craig

london

The blonde James Bond of cinema! The 52-year-old Hollywood star was born in the United Kingdom and is British.

Tom Hardy

palace

Distinguished by Christopher Nolan's "Inception", Hardy is a British. Now we know our Englishman from one of the most successful TV series "Peaky Blinders".

Michael Fassbender

bundestag

Fassbender was born and raised in Germany. His mother is Irish, while his father, Josef Fassbender, is German.

Jessica Alba

set

She is the daughter of a Mexican father. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry.

Nicolas Cage

building

His real name is Nicolas Kim Coppola. His father is Italian and his mother is Austrian of German and Polish descent.

Eva Green

stockholm

Green's father is Swedish and her mother was born in Algeria. The beautiful star opened her eyes to the world in France. Green is Jewish, as is her mother, who is of Sephardic Jewish (Algerian-Jewish) and Spanish descent.

Now you know the home countries of most of your favorite celebrities, their ancestors, and every time you visit any country, you will know the most famous people from there! Maybe you are a big fan of one of them and want to visit the homeland of your idol.

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Nargiz loves sharing. Gradually, she learnt to direct this feeling by sharing what she experienced and read with her readers. Nargiz started her career way by writing short stories and articles and aims to publish her book in the future. She believes that by writing we express ourselves and leave memories for future generations. Her favourite gift is a book. She wants everyone to contribute to her future library. She is very interested in art and learning new languages. If she expressed herself in one sentence, that sentence would be: "I am a 12-year-old Madridista who wants to watch a REAL MADRID game at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium while being in Madrid during the world trip I dream of one day."

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