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List of the most surprising celebrity birthplaces. While famous actors and musicians are often known for growing up in certain places, or living there when they first gained fame, many were born in cities and countries that rarely come up in interviews. For example, Nicole Kidman is Australian, right? Sure, but she was born in the U.S. You already knew that Charlize Theron was born in South Africa, but did you know that Emma Watson was born in France?

This list includes a number of famous people born to military parents while they were stationed 'overseas,' including Americans Bruce Willis, Martin Lawrence, and Jackson Browne, all of whom were born in Germany. Others are just the children of jet-setting parents who met in school, worked together, or simply traveled often.

British/English entertainers Freddie Mercury, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Strummer were born in Zanzibar, Nigeria, and Turkey, respectively. English-speaking celebrities born in Israel, Ukraine, Lebanon, Japan, Bulgaria, and India all appear on this list. Featuring Australians, Turkish, and other nationalities, this list of Hollywood celebs who have been commonly mistaken for the wrong ethnicity or nationality has them all. 

Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 63 Celebrities Who Weren't Born Where You Think
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Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the USSR to Los Angeles with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent. She appeared in several television series and ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting

Children: Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 63 Celebrities Who Weren't Born Where You Think
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Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Watson rose to prominence as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011, previously having acted only in school plays. The franchise earned Watson worldwide ...more

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Age: 26

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Model, Actor

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 63 Celebrities Who Weren't Born Where You Think
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Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and later made her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles and appearing in a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, Adams appeared as ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy

Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Dancer

Children: Aviana Olea Le Gallo

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 63 Celebrities Who Weren't Born Where You Think
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Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Film Director

Children: Aleph Portman-Millepied

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