We bet you didn't know some of these foreign celebrities were actually born in the UK. A few of them might surprise you!

1. Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton

The actress best-known for her role as Marissa Cooper in American teen drama series The O.C. was actually born in the UK. She started life in Hammersmith, London, before moving stateside at the age of five.

 

2. Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. His multi-cultural heritage from both his parents takes in aspects of African-America, Jamaican, English, German, Jewish, Cherokee, Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian and Lebanese. Wow!

 

3. Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

The late actress was born in the UK in 1932, in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, to wealthy parents. When Elizabeth’s parents heard of the coming war against Germany, the family moved back to her parents’ native USA, where she was then brought up.

 

4. Lily Collins

Lily Collins

The daughter of English singer-songwriter Phil Collins, Lily was born in Guildford, Surrey. At the age of 5, after her parents’ divorce, Lily moved to LA, where her acting and modelling career took off.

 

5. Steve-O

Steve O

Fans of Jackass might be surprised to hear that Stephen Gilchrist Glover, better known as Steve-O, was born in London. He had a number of homes growing up, including in Brazil and Canada, but returned to London aged 9 to attend the American School in London in St John’s Wood.

 

6. Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer

Our favourite American chat show host started life in a unique way – he was born in a London underground tube station in 1944 when the stations were being used as bomb shelters during the war. He spent the first few years of his life in East Finchley before moving to the USA with his parents.

 

7. Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall

The sophisticated Sex and The City star was actually born in Liverpool. She didn’t stay in her birthplace for long, though – her parents moved to British Columbia when Kim was about three months old.

 

8. Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer and his twin sister Rachel were born in Paddington, London in 1966. His Canadian parents happened to be working in the UK when he was born, and Kiefer went on to grow up and spend most of his life in Canada.