All too often we believe that all, famous, Hollywood celebs were born and bred in the good ol’ US of A.
However, sometimes some of our favourite celebs were born and raised elsewhere, only to get their big break in Hollywood and go on to entertain to us nonetheless.
Here are some of our favourite celebs that you might not have known were born and raised in a different country.
The ‘Matrix’ star may be a staple in American movies for the past 20 years, but the actor was, in fact, born in Beirut, Lebanon.
Born to a British mother and Chinese-Hawaiian-American father, Keanu lived in Australia, New York and eventually settled in Canada.
Mila is Ukrainian! The ‘Black Swan’ beauty was born in the Ukraine and lived there until she was 7 years old.
Her family then moved to the US, where she learnt to speak English. She can still speak Russian fluently.
Much like Mila Kunis, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star was born in northern Europe.
Born in Bulgaria, Nina’s family relocated to Canada when she was only two years old. This, however, did not stop the star from learning a host of different languages.
Nina is fluent in her mother-tongue of Bulgarian, French and, of course, English.
Pamela Anderson’s ex and Motley Crue rocker, Tommy Lee, was actually born in the Greek capital of Athens.
His mother was a beauty queen from Greece and his father was a US Serviceman. The couple and Lee relocated to California when he was only one.
This may be an obvious one for all Africans, but many Americans are still shocked to find out that Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, was born and raised in South Africa.
Charlize left South Africa for America when she was 16 and hasn’t looked back since.
However, she does still speak Afrikaans – which is her mother-tongue – especially to her mother, Gerda, who lives with her in the US.