Famous people often come from all over the world, and we are not even aware of it.

If you didn’t know about this before, here are 6 celebrities of middle Eastern origin:
Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek was born in Veracruz, Mexico, but her father is Lebanese. Her grandfather on the paternal side originally from the village Baabdat, Lebanon.

Salma and her father, Sami Hayek, visited the village in 2015, to meet with their middle Eastern roots. The name of Salma in Arabic means “peace, safety, health.”
Steve Jobs

The biological father of the founder and CEO of Apple, was Abdul Fattah Jandali, a Syrian immigrant from HOMS, which is now suffering from the Syrian war.

While studying in Wisconsin, Jandali met and started Dating a Catholic from a family of German migrants named Joan Carol Sible, who soon became pregnant with Steve. Superconservative her father is Catholic did not allow her to marry Jandali, simply because he was a Muslim. So Steve gave up for adoption, and his parents were Paul and Clara jobs.
Gene Simmons

Born as Chaim WITZ, frontman of Kiss, known under the name gene Simmons was born in Haifa, Israel, Rambam hospital.

His mother survived the Holocaust and moved to the United States. Gene grew up in new York with 8 years of constantly playing the guitar, being raised in a Jewish home.
Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born and raised in Colombia, but her father, William Mebarak Shadid, actually Lebanese.

When Shakira was four years old, she and her father were at a local Mediterranean restaurant when I first heard the sound of dumbach. Drum sounds inspired her not only to perform on stage, but also to learn belly dance, to be closer to their roots.
Vince Vaughn

Comedian Vince Vaughn is best known for his roles in various comedies, such as “Lethal couple: Starsky and Hutch” and “Four Christmases”.

Its origin is quite varied, with pedigrees going back to England, Germany, Ireland and Scotland, but his paternal grandmother was Lebanese.
Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana — proud, black-skinned Latin American actress, originally from the Dominican Republic, and is best known for his roles in “Avatar”, as well as in the franchise “Star trek”, where she plays uhura.

In a recent television interview, Saldana confirmed that she is Lebanese and proud of it, and loves Lebanese cuisine.

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