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KAT VON D

 Her last name is von Drachenberg, but the famous tattoo artist was born in Nuevo León, Mexico, and her parents are both Argentinian.
 
 

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SNOOKI

The Jersey Shore star, who was adopted by an Italian American family as a baby, was actually born in Santiago, Chile.

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NICOLE RICHIE

The last name of singer Lionel Richie‘s adoptive daughter is actually Escovedo. She is the biological daughter of musician Peter Michael Escovedo, who’s of Mexican descent and who’s also the brother of famous drummer/percussionist Sheila E.

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RAQUEL WELCH

Jo Raquel Tejada is her real name. Her father, Armando Tejada Uquizo, was from Bolivia and migrated to the U.S. at age 17.

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CHARLIE SHEEN

Charlie Sheen‘s real name is Carlos Estévez and, like his father, Martin Sheen (whose real name is Ramón Antonio Estévez) changed his name to help his acting career. Martin’s father hailed from Galicia, Spain.

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LOUIS C.K.

Bizarre and impossible as it may seem, C.K. —who is of Jewish Hungarian descent— lived in Mexico City as a kid; his father is Mexican; Spanish is his first language and he still has a Mexican passport.

 
 

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SARA PAXTON

Really? Yup. The 24-year-old actress takes her last name from her father, Steve, who’s of British descent, bur her mother, Lucia, hails from Monterrey, Mexico.
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