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Happy Bastille Day! 10 Celebrities You MAY Not Have Known Are French

Yes, Beyonce is French

Happy Bastille Day everyone! A day that celebrates the start of the French revolution way back in 1789. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration), but here in America we call it Bastille Day (in honor of the fortress that citizens took seized back in the day).

Bastille Day is a great excuse to celebrate French culture from Beef Bourguignon to Veuve Clicquot. And in honor of this important day in French history, we have put together a list of ten celebrities parents who you may have no idea that are French from Beyonce and beyond.

Check out who has French blood running through their veins right here:

(at left) Beyonce may not be directly from France, but she has French Creole blood in her superstar veins!

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  • Madonna 1 of 9
    Madonna
    Most of us think of Madonna as being Italian, but it turns out her mother was French Canadian.
    Source: Ethnic Celebs
  • Megan Fox 2 of 9
    Megan Fox
    The Tennessee native (and mom to be) comes from not just Irish and Native American ancestry but French too.
  • Angelina Jolie 3 of 9
    Angelina Jolie
    This one isn't really a surprise. Angelina Jolie's mother Marcheline Bertrand's heritage is French Canadian heritage but not actually from France as some believe. Angelina once said of her Illinois native mom, "My mom is as far from French Parisian as you can get. She grew up in a bowling alley that my grandparents owned."
    Source: Wikipedia
  • Charlize Theron 4 of 9
    Charlize Theron
    The South African actress is of German, Dutch and French descent, and her late father Charles was of French heritage.
  • Alec Baldwin 5 of 9
    Alec Baldwin
    While most of us think of Alec Baldwin as being Irish, it turns out his mom is mostly French (she has one quarter Irish in her blood).
    Source: IMDB
  • Miranda Kerr 6 of 9
    Miranda Kerr
    The Australian Victoria's Secret model and mom has a bit of Irish in her saying in an interview, "I'm pretty much just Australian obviously, in my blood, there's a lot of English, I have Scottish, I have a little bit of French, I have English," yes just a "little bit" but doesn't every little bit count?
    Source: Just Jared
  • Denise Richards 7 of 9
    Denise Richards
    Denise is proud of her French heritage on her mother's side once saying on Twitter, "love my French fans… thank you! I'm actually French & German"
    Ethic Celebs
  • Demi Moore 8 of 9
    Demi Moore
    Demi is a mix of Welsh, French,and Cherokee, but she sure does look French!
  • Sandra Bullock 9 of 9
    Sandra Bullock
    Sandra Bullock may be fluent in German, but she is actually German, Irish, English, and - yes - French.
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