11 Classic Hollywood Stars You Never Knew Were Latino

Who doesn't love a little Hollywood trivia? It's always fun to figure out little-known facts about our favorite celebrities, especially when it has to do with their roots and culture. If asked to list them off the top of your head, how many classic actors (we're talking big names that have been around for decades or made a splash in the earlier part of the 20th century) of Latino descent could you list? Lucky for you, we've rounded up a list that will surprise almost anyone.

Raquel Welch
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Raquel Welch

The internationally known actress and singer was actually born Jo-Raquel Tejada to a mom of Bolivian and Spanish descent.

Anita Page
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Anita Page

The actress, whose claim to fame was many a silent film role in the 1920s, was also of Spanish and El Salvadorian ancestry.

John Gavin
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John Gavin

Primarily known for his supporting role in the 1960 film Psycho, John is half-Mexican — his mother was actually a US ambassador to Mexico.

Rita Hayworth
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Rita Hayworth

The 1940s big-screen idol, known for her roles in films such as Gilda and Cover Girl, was born to a father of Spanish descent, and her real name was Margarita Carmen Cansino.

Anthony Quinn
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Anthony Quinn

The Academy Award-winning actor was actually born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Sammy Davis Jr.
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Sammy Davis Jr.

The half-Puerto Rican actor brought diversity to Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack, where he was the first nonwhite member.

Lynda Carter
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Lynda Carter

We all know her for none other than her TV role as Wonder Woman, but who knew the actress was born to a mother of Mexican and Spanish descent?

Joanna Kerns
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Joanna Kerns

One of our favorite TV moms from the '90s was Maggie Seaver from Growing Pains, are we right? Kerns was actually born Joanna Crussie DeVarona to a Mexican-American dad.

Rachel Ticotin
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Rachel Ticotin

Famous for roles in films like Total Recall and Con Air, the Bronx-born actress is half-Puerto Rican on her mother's side.

Helena Bonham Carter
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Helena Bonham Carter

The British-born actress, who boasts a diverse portfolio with many roles in ex-husband Tim Burton's films, has Spanish roots on her mother's side.