Celebrities 80 Famous People of German Descent  

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This list of famous people of German descent ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous people are of German descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent German. Celebrities of German descent have had successful careers in film, television, and sports. Even several Academy Award winners are of German ancestry.

Who is the most famous person of German descent? Angelina Jolie tops this list. The Mrs. and Mr. Smith actress is of French Canadian, Dutch, German, and Slovak descent. Her father, Deliverance actor Jon Voight, is also on the list. Halle Berry's mother is of English and German descent. Berry has appeared in films such as Catwoman and Monster's Ball.

Several Oscar winners are also of German descent. Ben Affleck is of English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swedish, and French descent. He won an Academy Award for screenwriting for Good Will Hunting and his film Argo took home the Oscar for Best Picture. Which other Oscar winners are of German descent? Which celebrities have German heritage? Read through the list below to find out.

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 80 Famous People of German Descent
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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.

Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 80 Famous People of German Descent
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Johnny Depp is of English, Irish, Welsh, French, Dutch, Belgian (Flemish), and German descent. He has appeared in films such as Edward Scissorhands and The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Age: 54

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

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Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 80 Famous People of German Descent
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Reality TV star Paris Hilton is of Norwegian, German, English, and Irish descent.

Age: 37

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

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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 80 Famous People of German Descent
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Tom Cruise is of Irish, German, Welsh, and English descent. He has appeared in films such as Jack Reacher and Top Gun.

Age: 55

Birthplace: USA, New York, Syracuse

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