Celebrities you didn't know were of Greek descent PDF Print E-mail
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Here are a few famous Hollywood celebrities you probably didn't know were of Greek descent:

JENNIFER ANISTON

The famous "Friends" sitcom star and big screen Hollywood actress is half Greek from her dad, John Aniston, who is from the island of Crete. Her Godfather was the late legendary 70's actor, Telly Savalas.


KELLY CLARKSON

American Singer, Kelly Clarkson ,has tracked her Greek ancestry in the TLC show, Who Do You Think You Are?.

Clarkson's mother's side is Greek, while she is also of German and Irish decent. Clarkson has been vocal about her Greek ancestry, saying despite her multicultural heritage, she considers herself mostly Greek and can speak the language fluently.

During one interview, she attributed her body type to her Greek roots:

"I like my waist because it's the smallest part of me! I love my figure but I'm part Greek which means I'm curvy."


TIFFANI THIESSEN

The “Saved by the Bell” actress gets her Greek blood from her mother, who is also, Turkish and Welsh.


RALPH MACCHIO

The actor famous for his role in the hit classic movie "Karate Kid" is one quarter Greek. Ralph's father is half Greek and half Italian. His mother is Italian.


BETTY WHITE

She’s America’s “Golden Girl” who happens to be of Greek descent. Her mother Tess Cachikis is of Greek, English and Welsh descent and her father was of Danish and English ancestry.


JAMIE-LYNN SIGLER

The former “The Sopranos” actress speaks Greek and Spanish fluently. Her paternal grandparents were immigrants from Greece and Romania and her mother is from Cuba.


TINA FEY

The “30 Rock, SNL, Mean Girls, Date Night” actress’s mother is born in Greece. Tina's full name is Elizabeth Stamatina Fey.


ANGIE HARMON

Her father has German and Irish ancestry, while her mother is Greek.


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