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Gal Gadot to Ariana Grande, These Are 7 Celebrities of Middle Eastern Descent


There are many Hollywood celebrities born from intermarriage between two different races. Some of them have Middle Eastern blood.

Most of them have a face that can make people stunned. They come from various professions, ranging from models, musicians, to actresses in Hollywood. Even now, they are still actively involved in the entertainment world.

The coil has summarized a series of Hollywood celebrities who are of Middle Eastern descent. This is it:

Ariana Grande


The singer who was born on June 26, 1993, turned out to have Middle Eastern blood, namely Tunisia or Morocco. This was revealed when the singer of the song ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ wrote the status on his personal Twitter account, @ArianaGrande, in 2014.

In her tweet, the 24-year-old woman tells us that she only found out the ancestry of her grandparents. Previously, he thought that he was of Italian descent.

“Just found out that my grandparents were Greeks and part of North Africans. I think I’m Italian. Who am I? My whole life is a lie,” wrote the singer-song “The Way. “

Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid

Gigi and Bella Hadid

The names of the brothers are famous as international models. Many already know if they have Middle Eastern ancestry. Their father, Mohamed Hadid, who was Palestinian, married Yolanda Hadid from the Netherlands.

When he saw the conflict in Palestine, Gigi gave his support by writing a tweet in his Personal Twitter account, @GiGiHadid, so that the country could soon become independent.

“I told you before, and I will say it again. For me, this is not a matter of religion or one against the other. This is about greed. #FreePalestine #freegaza #coexist,” he wrote.



Shakira was born and raised in Colombia. His mother, Nidia del Carmen Ripoll, is a Colombian who has Spanish and Italian ancestry while the father named William Mebarak Chadid is a man born in the United States who has Lebanese blood.

In fact, the name Shakira itself is taken from Arabic, which means ‘thanksgiving.’ When the singer of the song ‘Chantaje’ was only four years old, his father took him to a Middle Eastern restaurant. When he heard Arabic music, he began to do belly dancing.

“I really like that. I asked my father to buy me some Arabic music albums, and my mother bought me a turquoise dress made specifically for practice (belly dance),” Shakira told Rolling Stone.

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot is both a model and an Israeli actress. His parents, Irit and Michael Gadot, also came from Israel. He was born and raised there. At the age of 18, Gadot was chosen to become Miss Israel in 2004.

The 33-year-old woman spread her wings by acting. His name began to soar when he played Gisele Yashar in the film ‘Fast and the Furious.’ After that, he starred in several other films such as ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Justice League.’

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Actress Zoe Saldana was born in New Jersey, United States. His father, Aridio SaldaƱa, is the Dominican Republic. While the mother, Asalia Nazario, came from Puerto Rico. Zoe also spoke in two languages, namely English and Spanish.

When the cast of the film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ became the star of an advertisement for one of the beauty products, it was implied that he had descendants from Lebanon. Because, in the video, it reads, ‘Dominican, Haitian, Puerto Rican, Lebanese.’

“There is a story behind my skin. This is a mosaic of some previous faces,” Zoe said in the video.

Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan

Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan was born in the United States. However, he is one of the celebrities who have Lebanese ancestry. His father, Darryll Dewan, was a crossbreed of Lebanon and Poland. The board itself is the Arabic name of his father’s family.

While the mother of the cast of the film ‘The Wedding Year’ is of German and British descent. He has three brothers, namely Dawson, Dayne, and Daniel.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Another celebrity who also has Lebanese ancestry is Salma Hayek. He got his Middle Eastern blood from his father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, who is a Mexican of Lebanese descent. While the mother, Diana Jimenez Medina, is of Mexican descent.

The name Salma was taken from Arabic, which means ‘peace.’ Reported by Reuters, the cast of the film ‘Tale of Tales’ with his father visited his grandfather’s house, located in the village of Baabdat, Lebanon, in 2015.

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