Famous People of Scottish Descent

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Celebrities and famous people who have Scottish heritage.

List of famous people of Scottish descent loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous people are of Scottish descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent Scottish. Celebrities of Scottish descent have had successful careers in film, television, and politics. Several famous musicians and singers are also of Scottish ancestry.

Who is the most famous person of Scottish descent? Megan Fox tops our list. The Jennifer's Body star is of English, Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Powhatan Native American descent. She began her career as a model when she was just 13 years old. Other famous actresses of Scottish descent include “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston, Drinking Buddies star Olivia Wilde and Forgetting Sarah Marshall actress Kristen Bell.

Several world famous musicians also have Scottish ancestry. Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain is of Irish, English, Scottish, and German descent. With Nirvana, he wrote such hit songs as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Heart-Shaped Box." Jim Morrison, of The Doors, is of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. Other famous musicians with a Scottish heritage include Metallica front man James Hetfield, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and singer/songwriter Alicia Keys.

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