These actresses have invaded Hollywood but some might not know that they have Italian blood in them. Some of them gained fame and popularity at a young age and some are still taking the world by storm.

So who are there surprising Italian actresses? For some interesting facts about who they are, here’s the list of 5 young actresses in Hollywood that you didn’t know were Italian.

Rachel Bilson – A film and television actress who gained popularity from the series “The O.C.” Her mother is Italian and her father is Jewish.

Hayden Panettiere – The film and television actress has Italian ancestry. Her surname even means “baker” in Italian.

Lindsay Lohan – Who knew that the controversial starlet Lindsay Lohan is from an Italian descent? The actress who is currently filming a biopic about Elizabeth Taylor is 25% Italian and 75% Irish.

 

Demi Lovato – The singer actress who rose to fame by starring in “CampRock” has Italian ancestry, as well as Mexican, Irish and English.

Selena Gomez – Justin Bieber’s girlfriend is most often referred to as a Latina but little did anybody know that the singer also has Italian blood in her. Her mother is part Italian and her father is Mexican.