This list of famous people of French descent is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous people are of French descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent French. Celebrities of French descent have had successful careers in film, television, and sports. Even several Academy Award winners are of French ancestry.
Who is the most famous person of French descent? Angelina Jolie tops this list. She is of French Canadian, Dutch, German and Slovak descent and has appeared in films such as Mrs. and Mr. Smith". Megan Fox is of English, Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Powhatan Native American descent.
Many Oscar winners are of French ancestry as well. Charlize Theron is of French, German, and Dutch descent and she was born in South Africa. She won an Oscar for her role in Monster. Read through the list below to see which other Oscar winners are French.How do you celebrate the multi-cultural aspects of your heritage? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Angelina Jolie is of French Canadian, Dutch, German, and Slovak descent. She has appeared in films such as Mrs. and Mr. Smith and Girl, Interrupted.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
Credits: Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt
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Elvis Presley was of English, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Danish descent.
Age: Died at 42 (1935-1977)
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America
Profession: Soldier, Musician, Actor, Singer
Credits: Love Me Tender, Blue Hawaii, Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas
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Jessica Alba's father is of Mexican ancestry. Her mother is of partial French descent. She has described her family as a "very conservative family - a traditional, Catholic, Latin American family."
Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States of America
Profession: Model, Actor
Credits: Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Valentine's Day
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Megan Fox is of English, Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Powhatan Native American descent.
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America
Profession: Model, Actor
Credits: Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jennifer's Body
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