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List of Famous Expats ranked by fame and popularity. An expat or expatriate is an individual residing in a country other than the country of their birth. The term typically applies to people who are professionals in their field, whereas the term immigrants refers to individuals who do manual labor. Many actors and actresses are expats.

Who is the most famous expat? Mila Kunis tops our list. The “Black Swan” actress was born in the USSR and at age seven she moved to Los Angeles with her family. She said that she felt "blind, deaf and dumb" her first year in the states, as she spoke very little English. Johnny Depp has lived in France for many years. He began dating the French actress Vanessa Paradis in 1998 and the couple remained together until 2012.

Some famous people became expats to avoid going to jail. Chess legend Bobby Fischer turned his back on the United States in 1992 after they forbid him from playing a chess match in Yugoslavia, stating that he was violating sanctions. Fischer disregarded this and played the match. He became a fugitive in the United States and he lived all over the world for the rest of his life. He died in Iceland in 2008.

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 27 Celebrities Who Are Expats
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Johnny Depp has lived in France for many years.  He began dating the French actress Vanessa Paradis in 1998, and the couple remained together until 2012. In 2011, he became a US resident again, because France wanted him to become a permanent resident, which he said would require him to pay income taxes in both countries.

Age: 55

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 27 Celebrities Who Are Expats
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Mila Kunis was born in the USSR and at age seven she moved to Los Angeles with her family.  She said that she felt "blind, deaf and dumb" her first year in the states.

Age: 35

Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine

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Sofia Coppola is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 27 Celebrities Who Are Expats
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American-born director Sofia Coppola lives in France with her French husband Thomas Mars.

Age: 47

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

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 27 Celebrities Who Are Expats
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Charlize Theron was born in South Africa, and she moved to Italy with her mother when she was 16 years old to pursue modelling.  She moved to New York a year later to train as a dancer.

Age: 43

Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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