Celebrities with Exotic Features (Interesting/Unique Look)

Basically, this list is dedicated to celebrities who has an interesting or unique look to them. At first, I wanted to title my list as celebrities who are confused for different races. However, I do not want to offend or mislead those who are sensitive about race. I am aware some people may be upset if they are asked about their races. However, I am a curious individual who also can be diplomatic so people's feelings will not be hurt. I want people not to be intimidated if someone gets offended if someone ask about their nationality. If a person wants to know an individual's racial background, it is recommended that he/she asked "If you do not mind me asking, where is does that beautiful accent or complexion come from." If a person plainly says, "Where do you come from" or "What is your race" that may rub some people the wrong way. If a person simply ask about another person race, he/she will look at the question in a form of an interrogation. Since America is a free country, we having every right to ask a person about their race. At the same time, the person who is being asked about their race has a right not to respond back. Overall, I want people to become comfortable speaking to each other about race, nationality, and ethnicity, which should bring America closer together. PEACE!
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Dwayne Johnson
Actor, Moana
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia...
“ I know he is Afro-Canadian and half Samoan. However, before I discovered his true race, I thought he was either Hispanic or mixed with African American and Caucasian features. ” - horne_jeffrey
Zoe Saldana
Actress, Avatar
Zoe Saldana was born on June 19, 1978 in Passaic, New Jersey, to Asalia Nazario and Aridio Saldaña. Her father was Dominican and her mother is Puerto Rican. She was raised in Queens, New York. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to the Dominican Republic, where they would live for the next seven years...
“ She is of Dominican and Puerto Rician ancestry. However, I always thought she was also mixed with African American blood since her tan complexion is dark and profound. ” - horne_jeffrey
Meagan Good
Meagan Monique Good was born on 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood, Touched by an Angel...
“ I had no idea this beautiful actress was not only African American, but of Puerto Rican and Jewish ancestry. ” - horne_jeffrey
Cameron Diaz
A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and an Anglo-German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied locales as Japan...
“ The pretty and fun actress is Cuban, German, Native American, Scottish, Irish, and English. ” - horne_jeffrey
Soundtrack, The Great Gatsby
Stacy Ann Ferguson was born in Hacienda Heights, California, to Theresa Ann (Gore) and Jon Patrick Ferguson, both schoolteachers. Her ancestry includes Scottish, English, Irish, German, Swedish, and Luxembourgian. When she was a teenager, her parents divorced, which was a big challenge for a girl who wanted to be a star...
“ The underrated attractive Fergie is Mexican, Irish, Native American, English, Scottish, and German. She is the successful member of Black Eyed Peas. ” - horne_jeffrey
Christina Aguilera
Soundtrack, Get Smart
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was young and she lived with her mother...
“ The cute Christina Aguilera is English, Irish, Scottish, German, Welsh, and Ecuadorian. She is a talented soprano who gives Mariah a run for her dollar bills. ” - horne_jeffrey
Halle Berry
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant...
“ The gorgeous actress is African American, English, and German. First ever Best Actress Oscar winner in history, which something no one can take away from her. ” - horne_jeffrey
Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles designs their glittering costumes. Solange, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé is of Louisiana Creolean & African descent...
“ The highly suggest singer, dancer, and actress is African American, French, Irish, and Native American. ” - horne_jeffrey
Jada Pinkett Smith
Actress, Collateral
Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr., a contractor, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. Her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry (from Barbados and Jamaica). Jada majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts...
“ Well blow me down. The sizzling Jada is African American, West Indian, Creole, Portuguese, and Jewish actress and wife of Will Smith. ” - horne_jeffrey
Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a white American from Wichita, Kansas. His father, Barack Obama Sr., who was black, was from Alego, Kenya. They were both young college students at the University of Hawaii. When his father left for Harvard...
“ I did not know our first African American president was also Caucasian American as well. People can call me blind or naive all they want. I guess I was focusing on his brown skin complexion too much instead of also embracing the second half of his European hertiage. My apologizes President Obama. ” - horne_jeffrey
Kim Kardashian West
TV star, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and author (New York Times best-seller - "Kardashian Konfidential"), Kim Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, to Kris Jenner (née Kristen Mary Houghton) and attorney Robert Kardashian. Her father was of Armenian descent and her mother is of mostly English ancestry...
“ Quite frankly, I could not figure out her nationality to save my life. I thought she was Hispanic due to her tan complexion. She had that unique complexion that if you did not kindly ask about her race, people might people get her ethnicity wrong all the time. However, I learned she is Armenian, Scottish, and Dutish American. Doing my research and thinking before I spoke made all the difference in the word. ” - horne_jeffrey
“ I thought this Italian American cutie was Jewish American for some reason. Perhaps, I got her mixed up for another race since she looks like Bette Milder who is Jewish American legend. Occasionally, I can get some of the races that seem similar mixed up badly. ” - horne_jeffrey
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artists' housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village...
“ It is mind-blowing that this actor is half African and Italian American. I assumed since he has predominately Caucasian pigament that makes me European American. I guess they are right looks can be deceiving. ” - horne_jeffrey
Wentworth Miller
Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed actor whose credits span both television and feature film. Wentworth Earl Miller III was born June 2, 1972 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, to American parents, Joy Marie (Palm), a special education teacher, and Wentworth Earl Miller II...
“ I thought this actor was a tanned Caucasian American; however, I found out he comes from a mixed background. He is mixed with African, Jamacian, English, German, Jewish, Russian, Syrian, French, Dutch, Lebanese and Native American ancestry. ” - horne_jeffrey
Paul Levesque
Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H, has established himself on the big scene in Blade: Trinity opposite Wesley Snipes. Levesque has already made an impression with his guest roles on The Bernie Mac Show, The Drew Carey Show, Grown Ups, and MADtv. Triple H is the WWE's number one athlete...
“ I might get some difficulty or confusion on this one. I will go out on the limb by being honest by thinking HHH was of Jewish descent. Please excuse me, HHH's nose resembles those who are Jewish Americans. I know all Jewish Americans do not have pointy noses. That was me being somewhat sterotypic by not doing my research on a celebrity. To my understanding, some Jewish Americans may have pointy noses while others may have small or large noses. It does not matter about the size of the person's noses; it is about understanding, being sensitive of the person's race by representing them for who they are. ” - horne_jeffrey
Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana...
“ Same reason as HHH. I thought he was Jewish American due to his interesting nose. ” - horne_jeffrey
Robert De Niro
Actor, Goodfellas
One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is English, Dutch, German, French and Irish. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Same reason as HHH. I thought he was Jewish American due to his interesting nose. ” - horne_jeffrey
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey was born in Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia (Hickey), a singer and vocal coach, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer. Her mother's ancestry is Irish, and her father was of Afro-Cuban and African-American descent. Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields High School. In June of 1990...
“ I did not know this beauty was also of African American and Spanish descent. I thought she was primarily Caucasian American since she has the features of a European American woman. ” - horne_jeffrey
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid, and Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman. While Winfrey has been cited as the richest African American of the 20th century, she does not come from a rich, or even middle class, family...
“ The billion dollar queen is African American and Native American mogul, actress, and TV host. She has done it all. ” - horne_jeffrey
Chris Tucker
At one point in time, Chris Tucker was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mary Louise (Bryant) and Norris Tucker, who owned a janitorial service. After graduating from high school, Tucker made a change to move to Hollywood from Georgia to pursue a career in show business...
“ I did not know funnyman of the 1990s has Native American blood in his DNA. I thought Chris Tucker was simply African American. However, I learned he took a DNA test to figure out who he is and where he comes from. ” - horne_jeffrey
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger was born on June 29 in Honolulu, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. While attending a performing arts high school, she won the Coca-Cola Classic Talent Contest and performed in many plays at The Actors Theatre of Louisville. She then furthered her studies majoring in theater arts at Wright State University before entering the premiere season of the WB's television show...
“ At first, I thought she might have been Hispanic or even African American due to her tanned features. However, Nicole Scherzinger is mixed with Filipina, Russian, and Hawaiian background. Interesting information, huh? ” - horne_jeffrey
Keanu Reeves
Actor, The Matrix
Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese...
“ 1990s star is English, Irish, Hawaiian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Canadian actor. ” - horne_jeffrey
Dean Cain
Dean Cain was born Dean George Tanaka in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to actress Sharon Thomas Cain and Roger Tanaka. His mother married his adoptive father, director Christopher Cain, when Dean was three. Though he grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School, his career plans favored professional football over acting...
“ Actor from The Adventure of Superman and Believe it or not. He is Japanese, Irish, French Canadian, and Welsh. ” - horne_jeffrey
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Gosselaar was born March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California. His father, Hans Gosselaar, who is from the Netherlands, is of Dutch Jewish and German descent, and was a plant supervisor at Anheuser-Busch. His mother, Paula (van den Brink), was born in Indonesia, of Dutch and Indonesian descent; she worked as an airline hostess...
“ Save by the Bell superstar is Indonesian, German, Dutch, and Jewish American. ” - horne_jeffrey
Kristin Kreuk
Actress, Smallville
Kristin Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Deanna Che, who is of Chinese ancestry, and Peter Kreuk, who is of Dutch descent. Her parents are landscape architects. She attended and graduated from Eric Hamber High School. Although she did some stage work in school, she focused more on her studies. She described herself as shy and boring...
“ The beautiful actress is Dutch and Japanese Canadian. ” - horne_jeffrey
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Actor, Scooby-Doo
Freddie Prinze, Jr. was born on March 8, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, to Kathy Prinze (née Kathy Elaine Barber) and comedian/actor Freddie Prinze. His father was of German and Puerto Rican descent, and his mother is of British Isles and German ancestry. Freddie lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico...
“ Actor and WWE fan mixed with Puerto Rician, Jewish, Italian, English, Irish, German, Italian, and Native American. ” - horne_jeffrey
John Leguizamo
Actor, Ice Age
Fast-talking and feisty-looking John Leguizamo has continued to impress movie audiences with his versatility: he can play sensitive and naive young men, such as Johnny in Hangin' with the Homeboys; cold-blooded killers like Benny Blanco in Carlito's Way; a heroic Army Green Beret, stopping aerial terrorists in Executive Decision; and drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar...
“ He is Metizo by being mixed with Italian, Columbian, Puerto Rician, Lebanese, and Native American. ” - horne_jeffrey
Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas
Music Department, All That
Rozonda Ocelean Thomas was born February 27, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father Abdul Ali, is of East Indian and Middle Eastern (Arab) descent, and her mother Ava Thomas is an American of African American and Native American descent. She has one son with producer Dallas Austin - they named him Tron...
“ Famous TLC singer mixed with Trinidad blood, African American, and Native American Heritage. ” - horne_jeffrey
Soundtrack, End of Watch
Rapper Cam'ron was born and raised in Harlem, attending Manhattan Center High School, where one of his basketball teammates was Mason "Mase" Betha, who also became a successful rapper. Though his playing earned him scholarship offers from top colleges, Cam'ron was unable to take advantage of them because of his poor academic record...
“ Cam is African American and Dominican rapper who was red hot in late 90s and early 2000s. ” - horne_jeffrey
Nicki Minaj
Soundtrack, Despicable Me 2
Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York. She grew up in a troubled family with a father that was a drug addict who later changed after he checked into rehab and started going to church. Minaj went to LaGaurdia High School and studied singing and acting...
“ I did not kow this talented rapper is Afro-Trinidadian and Indian American. I just assummed she is of African American lineage. ” - horne_jeffrey
Tatyana Ali
On January 24, 1979, Tatyana Marisol Ali was born to Sonia, who was a nurse from Panama, and Sheriff Ali, a retired police officer from Trinidad. At the age of four she started singing and got a taste of fame when she begged her mother to take her to an audition for Sesame Street. She went on to perform in many productions in her native city...
“ I did not know she is mixed with African American, Hispanic, and Indian descent. I thought she was all African American due to her dark brown skin. I like being proven wrong sometimes. ” - horne_jeffrey
Mike Bibby
Self, '88
Mike Bibby was born on May 13, 1978 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He is the son of former Philadelphia 76er Henry Bibby. After winning the NCAA National Championship with Arizona in 1997, Mike was drafted by the then Vancouver Grizzlies in 1998. In the 2001-2002 season, Bibby led the Kings to within one game of the NBa Finals...
“ NBA American legend has ancestry traced back from Trinidad and Tobago. ” - horne_jeffrey
Gabrielle Reece
Gabrielle Reece was born on January 6, 1970 in La Jolla, California as Gabrielle Allyse Reece. She is an actress and producer, known for Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003), Gattaca (1997) and Riding Giants (2004). She has been married to Laird John Hamilton since November 30, 1997. They have two children.
“ Tall volleyball star model and actress at 6 foot 3 inches. She was born in Trinidad but raised in ST Thomas Virgin Islands. While she is Caucasian she has Afro Trinidad features on her father's side of family. Big shocker. ” - horne_jeffrey
Troian Bellisario
Troian Bellisario, daughter of producers Donald P. Bellisario and Deborah Pratt, made her film debut at the age of 3 in Last Rites. She made several TV and movie appearances in her teens (most of the TV appearances were in shows produced by her father) before attending the University of Southern California. She rose to worldwide prominence as Spencer in the hit TV series, Pretty Little Liars.
“ American actress with Italian Serbian African and European roots, particularly French heritage. I didn't know that. ” - horne_jeffrey
Shailene Woodley
Actress, Divergent
Actress Shailene Woodley was born in Simi Valley, California, to Lori (Victor), a middle school counselor, and Lonnie Woodley, a school principal. She has one brother, Tanner. She was educated at Simi Valley High School in California. When Woodley was four years old she began commercial modeling. Acting roles followed...
“ American actress on the rise with African, French, Swiss, German, Spanish, and English to her name. Her family was from the British Isles. Who knew? ” - horne_jeffrey
“ She is a successful and popular news reporter. As an African American woman, I heard she has some European or Native American blood to go along with her extremely beautiful face. ” - horne_jeffrey
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born in Salinas, California. Her family moved to San Diego, California, while she was still a toddler. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. Their mother, Gina Hudgens (Guangco), an office worker, is from the Philippines. Her father, Greg Hudgens, a firefighter, has Irish and Native American ancestry...
“ The highly talkative and attractive Vanessa Hudgens is exotic by being Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Irish, and Native American. ” - horne_jeffrey