Celebrities who speak more than one language…
You enjoy listening to their music and watching them in movies and TV shows, but did you know that English is not the only language of some of your favorite celebrities? Check out our list of multilingual celebrities!
Spoken in only a few places, The first language on our list is spoken by Rita Ora,Dua Lipa or Bebe Rexha! You can love their music and style, but you probably did not know that they spoke Albanian!It is true that very few have left for the US or England,but they have not forgotten the family tradition of speaking ALBANIA. This makes us really proud…
A Hollywood superstar, Charlize Theron is actually a native South African, whose mother tongue is an African language. And if you were curious about the correct pronunciation of her name and how it sounds when she speaks her language, watch it here:
Except for the fact that he spoke perfect Spanish in the movie Alatriste, this famous Lord of the Rings actor grew up speaking English and Danish. Viggo Mortensen may have been born in New York, but with a Danish father, it is clear that he speaks the language, like a native!On top of that, he also speaks five other languages.
You may know her for her role as Clarice in the legendary film, "Silence of the Lambs", but did you know that Jodie Foster not only speaks French, but she speaks it well enough to dub her films? She attended a French school which justifies her perfect French.
Another French speaking actor? Hollywood Heartbreaker, Bradley Cooper. Check out his French speaking skills at a press conference for one of his movies!
If you are a romantic comedy fan, you definitely know and love this actress. Sandra Bullock was born to a German mother and gave an acceptance speech at a German awards show while showing off her impressive language skills:
Another German speaking actor? Leonardo DiCaprio himself!
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more quintessentially British celebrity than Colin Firth, but just listen to him speak Italian! And the reason why he talks is super romantic … he taught it to his Italian wife.
Sports fans may be surprised to learn that one of the most famous basketball players in the world, Kobe Bryant, also spoke fluent Italian! He actually lived in Italy from age 6 until 14 aged.
A very difficult language to learn, You Won't Believe Two Multilingual Celebrities Who Count Japanese Among The Languages They Speak. First up is Napoleon Dynamite himself, actor Jon Heder, and the second is the Oscar-nominated actor, Edward Norton. Heather was once a Mormon missionary in Japan, while Norton actually worked for a Japanese company in Osaka after graduating from Yale University.
The brilliant mind behind Facebook also speaks Mandarin Chinese! If anyone is up for a challenge, is Mark Zuckerberg. His wife is American-Chinese.
This popular actress may have started out as an all-American girl on That 70's Show, but Mila Kunis was actually born in Ukraine and still speaks fluent Russian today.
With her blonde hair and impressive ability to speak with a British accent (she is american), Gwyneth Paltrow actually speaks pretty good Spanish. Watch the video of Gwyneth explaining how she learned the language in a small village near Toledo:
And finally, the latest actress to take on the role of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot, Hollywood star Alicia Vikander was born in Sweden. Apart from the mother tongue, SWEDISH The Swedish, she also learned to speak Danish for one of her films. In the video below she will teach you some Swedish slang:
If these multilingual celebrities have mastered more than one language, anyone can!