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List Rules Celebrities and famous people who have Italian heritage.

List of famous people of Italian descent loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous people are of Italian descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent Italian. Celebrities of Italian descent have had successful careers in film, television and sports. Unsurprisingly, several cast members of the HBO show “The Sopranos” are Italian.

Who is the most famous person of Italian descent? Lady Gaga tops our list. The musician is of Sicilian, Italian, and French Canadian descent. She wrote such hit songs as "Poker Face" and "Applause." Other famous females who are Italian include “The O.C.” actress Rachel Bilson, “The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco and No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani.

Tons of the actors who worked on “The Sopranos” were of Italian ancestry. James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano, is of 100 percent Italian descent. Edie Falco, best known for her role as Carmela Soprano is of Italian, Swedish and English descent. Other American “The Sopranos” actors of Italian descent include Steven Van Zandt, Michael Imperioli and Dominic Chianese.

How do you celebrate the multi-cultural aspects of your heritage? Share your thoughts about these celebrities with Italian heritage in the comments section.

Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People of Italian Descent
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Lady Gaga is of Sicilian, Italian, and French Canadian descent. She wrote such hit songs as "Poker Face" and "Applause."

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Age: 31

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden, Machete Kills, Lady Gaga: Paparazzi

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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People of Italian Descent
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Sylvester Stallone is of Italian, Russian and French descent. He has starred in such films as Rocky and First Blood.

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Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: Rocky, The Expendables, Rambo, Cliffhanger

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People of Italian Descent
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Madonna's father is Italian and her mother is French Canadian. She wrote such hit songs as Like a Virgin and Holiday.

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita

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#33 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People of Italian Descent
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Leonardo DiCaprio is of Italian and German descent. He has starred in such films as The Wolf of Wall Street and Titanic.

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic, The Departed

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