Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Popular Philippines-American Celebrities of All Time till 2017. You definitely know most of the celebrities on this list but I bet that you didn’t know that they hail from the Philippines or their ancestry can be traced back to the Philippines. Am talking about celebrities like Dave Bautista, Enrique Iglesias and many more celebrities whose ancestry has been a mystery to many. Most of the celebrities on this list are at the pinnacle of their careers whether in music or in acting.
They grace our televisions and entertainment sets now and then. Chances are that they will still continue to be on our television channels for the foreseeable future. The odd thing about most of them is that they have become assimilated and accustomed into the American culture that you can’t see a trace of any Philippine ancestry in them. The following are the top 10 most famous Philippines-American celebrities of all time till 2017.
List of Top 10 Most Popular Philippines-American Celebrities of All Time till 2017
10. Vanessa Lachey
Who would have thought that she has Philippines ancestry though she was born in the Philippines? Her English accent is American and she also looks like an American. Her father was a Philippine and her mother was American. They were both called respectively Vince Minnillo and Helen Berecero. Vanessa was born at American air base in 1980, 9th November in the Philippines. Her father came from Iran and was Air Force aircraft member while her mother lived in the US.
She is an outstanding actor from the Philippines.
9. Vanessa Hudgens
Another renowned American celebrity from the Philippines with the name Vanessa. The different feature about this Vanessa is that she was born in the USA in Salinas, California. While she was growing up, her family moved to San Diego. If you love movies and watching television, I bet you know her. Stella Hugdens is her younger sister and she is also an actress. Her mother is a Philippine and her father is an American and they are respectively called Gina Guangco and Gregory Hudgens.
8. Rachel Bilson
Rachel is simply stunning in beauty with a killer smile that she got from the Philippines through her father Mr. Ashkenazi and her mother who is from Italy. She is supremely talented as she has been acting since she was a kid participating in school dramas. Not only is she a guru and accomplished in acting but also she very intelligent and bright as she graduated from university in 1999. After graduating she pursued acting wholeheartedly.
7. Lea Salonga
It seems that most Philippine-American celebrities are ladies and Lea is also one of them. She is super beautiful with an angelic voice. She started singing when she was young at the age of ten years and managed to record an album at that tender age. She is the singing voice of Jasmine in Aladdin. She has also starred in Miss Saigon. She is one of Top 10 Most Popular Philippines-American Celebrities of All Time till 2017.
6. Phoebe Cates
It was in 1963, 16th July that a celebrity was born by the name Phoebe Cates. Since then she has been able to maintain her charming personality and beauty. Her father was called Joseph Cates and her was called Lily Cates. She was born to a family that loved the glitz and glamour of being celebrities as her father was a TV producer and anchor and her uncle was a TV director. Her uncle was called Gilbert Cates.
5. Shay Mitchell
She was born to an Irish-American father and a Philippines mother. She loved arts since she was tender child and made it her personal ambition to pursue it. she is currently an accomplished and very versatile actress. At the age of 5 when she started acting at school level.
4. Dave Bautista
If you are a big fan of WWE or wrestling, you can’t miss to know Dave. He is one guy that you don’t want to mess around or meet in a dark alley late in the night. He is a mountain of a man. He was born 1969 18th January in Washington DC to a father who was a Philippine and an American mother. They were both called respectively David Michael Bautista and Donna Raye. He has become a worldwide celebrity dur to his unmatched acting skills.
3. Nicole Scherzinger
Though she was raised in Kentucky, she was born in Honolulu on 29th June. She won the Coca cola classic talent contest due to her unrivalled singing talent. She is also an actor who participated plays in Louisville. She graduated with an arts degree from the Wright State University before deciding to pursue a career in singing and acting.
2. Tia Carrere
She is known across the worldwide as being a magnifiecnet actor. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1967 2nd January. She was found in a Waikiki grocery store.
1. Enrique Iglesias
He is the singer behind the hit song Bailando, he hails from Madrid, Spain. He is the son of Isabel Preysler and Julio Iglesias. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He moved to America when he was 15 years old and pursued a career in music.
These are the Top 10 Most Popular Philippines-American Celebrities of All Time till 2017. Most the celebrities on this list are well known actresses, actors and musicians. The only thing that wasn’t known about them is that they come from the Philippines or their ancestry can be traced back to the Philippines.