20 Hollywood Celebrities with Filipino Descent

  1. Phoebe Cates

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Phoebe Cates is an American film actress, singer, dancer and a successful entrepreneur, who has a far Filipino descent. Most people and most  of her fans only see her as an American when in fact, she has multiple ancestry lines. Her grandparents have Russian and Jewish descent while her mom has Chinese and somehow a Filipino descent. She rose into stardom during the 1980s. One of her outstanding performance was in Fast Times and Ridgemont High. Today, she has finally quit in the acting scene and decided to focus more on becoming an effective entrepreneur.


  1. Julio Jose Iglesias Jr. Preysler

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Julio Iglesias is among the most accomplished singers of the 00’s. He came in a family of talented people. His father, Julio Iglesias is a known Latin Singer, while his younger brother, Enrique Iglesias, well you know him. His name exploded in 2008 when he won in the CMT Competition Gone Country. The said competition is a search for country music singers who wish to be known,. Since 2008, Julio has been a regular Hollywood personality. Similar with Enrique, his Filipino descent is not always talked about because of their parent’s separation. But he’s a proud Filipino no matter what.

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