7 Stars With Middle Eastern Roots!

We Latinos are one of the most diverse groups in the nation! Our backgrounds stem across from just about anywhere in the world that you can think of, including countries such as Lebanon and Iran. From Emilio Estefan to Shakira, here are 7 stars with Middle Eastern roots:

1. Stars With Middle Eastern Roots: Emilio Estefan

Emilio Estefan

The founder of The Miami Sound Machine may have been born in Cuba, but his background includes Lebanese ancestry.


2. Stars With Middle Eastern Roots: Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

The beautiful Mexicana's paternal grandfather was Lebanese.


3. Stars With Middle Eastern Roots: Edy Ganem

Edy Ganem

The California-born Devious Maids star is of Mexican and Lebanese descent.


4. Stars With Middle Eastern Roots: Shakira

Shakira

The Colombiana's paternal grandparents were both from Lebanon.


5. Stars With Middle Eastern Roots: Yamila Diaz

Yamila Diaz

The 37-year-old Argentine model is of Lebanese descent.


6. Stars With Middle Eastern Roots: Jaime Camil

Jaime Camil

The Pulling Strings actor's father is a Mexican businessman of Egyptian descent.


7. Stars With Middle Eastern Roots: Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

The gorgeous Person of Interest star was born to an Iranian father and is the descendant of a 19th century Persian Shah.