Think You Can Guess the Heritage of These Latina Stars? Think Again!

Do you know what Bella Thorne, Meagan Good and Snooki have in common? They are all Latinas, of course! But what exactly inform their backgrounds? We break down their heritage in a fun game we like to call, 'Guess Her Heritage!" Do any of these surprise you?

1. heritage slide 01_Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash

She’s mostly known for playing Dionne in the 1995 film, Clueless and most recently on VH1’s Single Ladies. Guess her heritage!


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Stacey Dash is actually part Mexican. Her mother, Linda Dash, is Mexican. 


3. heritage slide 02_Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin

Firefly was her first television series and since then she has been a constant star most recently on the show Homeland. Guess her heritage! 


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Morena Baccarin is Brazilian and Italian. Her father Fernando Baccarin is Italian and her mother is the Brazilian actress Vera Setta. 


5. heritage slide 03_Alex Meneses

Alex Meneses

She is mostly cast in Italian roles like playing Cookie, Joey’s sister, in Friends and another hot and sexy Italian, Stefania Fogagnolo, in Every Loves Raymond. Guess her heritage!

 

 


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Alex Meneses is actually part Mexican. Her father is Mexican-American and her mother is of Ukrainian-American descent. 

 

 


7. heritage slide 04_Fergie

Fergie

This Fergalicious singer broke down her roots in 2008 for Latina.com Guess her heritage! 


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Fergie is 1/18 Mexican and she is proud. “My dad’s grandmother is from Guanajuato. I’m very proud of it; that’s probably where I get my fire!,” said the Duchess, who also has Irish and Scottish heritage.


9. heritage slide 05_Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil

This sexy actress is best known for her role as Gina on Beverly Hills, 90210. Guess her heritage! 


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Vanessa Marcil was born with the name Sally Vanessa Ortiz. Born in Indio, California to parents, Patricia Marcil, an herbalist and Peter Ortiz—a self-made Mexican millionaire! 


11. heritage slide 06_Alexa Vega,

Alexa Vega

She is most famous for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Disney hit movie Spy Kids. Guess her heritage!  

 

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Alexa Vega is actually half Colombian. Her father is Colombian and her mother is a former American model.

 

13. heritage slide 07_Sara Paxton

Sara Paxton

She has blonde hair and blue eyes and with that nobody would guess her heritage. 

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Sara Paxton is actually part Mexican. Her father is Scottish and Irish and her mother Lucia was born and raised in Mexico. Last year, when we asked Sara how people react when they find out she’s Mexican. “They don’t believe me at all," she told us. "I think its because they have this stereotype of what a Hispanic girl is supposed to look like, and I don’t fit that typical look,” We’re proud to have you as one of us, Sara!

15. heritage slide 08_Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster

This bombshell can know be seen on TNT’s drama Dallas and in the series of movies Fast and Furious. Guess her heritage! 

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Jordana Brewster was actually born in Panama and her mother, Maria João, former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model from Brazil. Jordana has even lived in Brazil and speaks fluent Portuguese. 

17. heritage slide 09_Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne currently co-stars on Disney’s show Shake It Up. Some say she is the next Miley Cyrus but she has something better. Guess her heritage!

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Bella Thorne is part Cuban on her father’s side. She has also stated she is of Italian and Irish decent. 

19. heritage slide 10_Meagan Good

Meagan Good

We loved her in the movie Think Like a Man and has been on shows My Wife and KidsMoesha and The Steve Harvey Show. Guess her heritage! 

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Meagan Good claims being both African American and Latina. Her dad’s mother is Puerto Rican and she is proud of it. "My mother’s father was Cherokee and something else. My dad’s mother is Puerto Rican and African American, and his father was from Barbados," says Good.

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Cassie

Born as Cassandra Ventura, Cassie refers to herself as “a little melting pot,” in an interview with Complex Magazine in 2008. Guess her heritage!

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Cassie is part Mexican. Her mother is half Mexican and half West Indian, while her dad is Filipino. 

23. heritage slide 12_Chloe Bridges

Chloe Bridges

In the CW’s prequel to Sex and the City, The Carries Diaries, Chloe Bridges plays Donna, Carries arch nemesis. Guess her heritage!

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Chloe Bridges is half white and half Mexican. 

25. heritage slide 13_Sabrina Bryan

Sabrina Bryan

When people think of who is the Latina Cheetah Girl, Adrienne Bailon comes to mind and not Sabrina Bryan. Guess her heritage!

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Sabrina Bryan was born Reba Sabrina Hinojos. Her father is Mexican and her mother is Caucasian. 

27. heritage slide 14_Alexis Bledel,

Alexis Bledel

We saw her play the ever-loving Rory Gilmore on the CW’s Gilmore Girls. Until Latina put her on the cover, few people knew she is Latina. Guess her heritage! 

 

 

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Alexis Bledel is Mexican and Argentinean. Her mother is Mexican and her father is Argentinean, Bledel actually learned how to speak Spanish first and then English. 

 

 

29. heritage slide 15_Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice

She’s representing on the Disney channel hit show Victorious. She plays a young Latina and is actually Latina in real life. Guess her heritage! 

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Victoria Justice's mother is of Puerto Rican ancestry while her father is of German, English and Irish descent. 

31. heritage slide 16_Joanna Garcia,

Joanna Garcia

We loved watching her play Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on Reba. Born in Tampa, Florida this actress is actually Latina. Guess her heritage! 

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Joanna Garcia's mother is Spanish-American and her father is Cuban. 

33. heritage slide 17_Lea Michelle

Lea Michelle

This Glee superstar and Broadway alum has a beautiful voice. What most don’t know is that she is actually part Latina. Guess her heritage! 

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Lea Michelle is part Italian-American and part Spanish-Sephardic Jewish. We’re proud that this talented performer is part-Latina, and love watching her belt out a song on FOX’s Glee. 

35. heritage slide 18_Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

This sometimes actress turned fashion designer is part Latina. Guess her heritage! 

 

 

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Nicole Richie was adopted when she was just a baby but her biological mother Nicole Camille Escovedo is Mexican. 

 

 

37. heritage slide 19_Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen

Supermodel Helena Christensen was born in Denmark. Guess her heritage! 

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Helena Christensen's mother is Peruvian and her father is Danish. In 2009, she said “throughout my childhood we made trips to Peru, but it wasn't until I returned about three years ago that I felt a sense of belonging,” Helena has said. 

39. heritage slide 20_Jenni "JWoww" Farley

Jenni "JWoww" Farley

Snooki’s partner in crime, JWoww is a beautiful girl with a great body who is extremely loyal to her friends. That should have been our first clue she was Latina. Guess her heritage! 

 

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Jenni "JWoww" Farley has admitted that she is actually not of Italian descent instead she is of Spaniard decent. We have to admit we were a little shocked! 

 

41. heritage slide 21_Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi,

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi,

Nicole Polizzi also known as “Snooki” was the star of MTV’s hit show, The Jersey Shore. Guess her heritage!

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi starred on Jersey Shore as an Italian guidette but she is actually of Chilean descent. She was adopted at a very young age and raised by Italian parents. 

43. heritage slide 22_Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter

Who would have thought that Wonder Woman herself was Latina? Well not Wonder Woman herself but the star who played her: Lynda Carter. Guess her heritage! 

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Lynda Carter's father is of Irish American descent while her mother Juana Cordova is of Mexican descent.

45. heritage slide 23_Vanna White

Vanna White

Have you ever heard someone say “Vanna White it,” well that comes from this legendary hostess of Wheel of Fortune. Vanna White is actually part-Latina. Guess her heritage!

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Vanna White's biological father Miguel Angel Rosich was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and it's rumoured that one of White's ancestors, whose last name was Barnes, was actually one of the first mayors of the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

47. heritage slide 24_Linda Perry

Linda Perry

Music producer and songwriter Linda Perry is known for writing and producing hit songs like Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” and Pink’s "Get This Party Started.” Few people know that the talented producer is Latina.Guess her heritage! 

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Linda Perry's mother is Portugese-American and her father is half Brazilian. 

49. heritage slide 25_Shar Jackson

Shar Jackson

Remember the show Moesha? Well Shar Jackson played Brandi’s best friend, Niecy Jackson. Guess her heritage! 

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Shar Jackson is Puerto Rican and Mexican on her father’s side. 

51. heritage slide 26_Trina

Trina

Rapper, producer and songwriter Trina has been in the music scene for more than 10 years. Guess her heritage! 

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Trina is half Dominican. Even though she didn’t really know her father’s family or connect with her Dominican roots, she made an effort to learn Spanish in high school but it didn’t stick. 

53. heritage slide 27_Sara Shahi

Sara Shahi

Born Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi, Sara Shahi has Latin roots running in her veins. Guess her heritage! 

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Sara Shahi's mother is part Spanish and her father is Iranian. She dished: “I get everything – I’ve gotten everything from Latin to Italian to Polynesian,” said Shahi, whose mom is part Spanish and dad is Iranian

55. heritage slide 28_Sarah Ramos

Sarah Ramos

She can been seen playing an all-American girl on NBC’s Parenthood. Guess her heritage! 

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Sarah Ramos's mother is of Jewish decent and her father is of Hispanic descent. 

57. heritage slide 29_Jeanine Mason

Jeanine Mason

Winner of the fifth season of FOX’s hit dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance, it’s no wonder she is Latina. Guess her heritage! 

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Jeanine Mason told Latina.com she couldn’t be prouder of Latin roots: “My entire family is Cuban: My dad’s family and my mom’s family! I am a first-generation cubana americana!”

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Kelis

Her milkshake definitely brings all the boys to yard and it’s no wonder she is Latina. Guess her heritage! 

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Kelis's father is African-American and her mother is Puerto Rican and Chinese. Her Boricua side was especially palpable during the holidays when her family celebrated “Noche Buena”: “[We had] pernil and we always had coquito,” the singer once told Rap-Up.com.