From North America to Europe to Asia all of these stars were born in other countries and found success in the United States.
Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels to a Bohemian father and an Austrian mother.
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to become Secretary of State, was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Neil Young was born in Toronto. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer moved to California in 1966 and two years later established himself as a solo artist.
Pop-star Rihanna was born in Saint Michael Parish, Barbados. After moving to the United States in 2004, the islander signed with Def Jam Recordings, launching her music career.
Salma Hayek was born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. The actress moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to study acting.
Fashion designer Jason Wu was born in Taiwan. He designed many of first lady Michelle Obama's dresses, including those for the first and second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Wu is based in Manhattan.
Jim Carrey was born in Ontario, Canada. His ambitions to become a stand-up comedian led him to Las Vegas.
Gloria Estefan was born in Havana. Her family fled to Miami to escape the Cuban Revolution. The singer has won seven Grammy Awards.
Patrick Ewing, a former Knicks and Dream Team player, was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He moved with family to Cambridge, Mass., at age 12.
Masaharu Morimoto was born in Japan. He's one of the stars of TV's "Iron Chef America." The cook opened his restaurant, Morimoto, in Philadelphia in 2002 and a second one in Manhattan in 2006.
Arianna Huffington was born in Athens. She became an American citizen in 1990.
Elizabeth Taylor was born in Hampstead, England, to American parents. The Hollywood legend had dual citizenship in Britain and the United States, but renounced her American citizenship in 1966. In 1977 she reapplied for U.S. citizenship.
Justin Bieber was born in London, Canada. He moved to the United States in 2008 after his YouTube videos were discovered by an American talent agent.
Mila Kunis moved from Ukraine to Los Angeles with her family when she was 7.
Pamela Anderson was born in Ladysmith, Canada. With the success of Anderson's Playboy covers in the early 90s, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
Dave Matthews was born in South Africa, moving to the United States with his family as a child. He went on to become the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Dave Matthews Band. The group has won three Grammys.
Eddie Van Halen
Rocker Eddie Van Halen was born in the Netherlands. He moved to California with his family in the 60s and went on to co-found the band Van Halen. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him No. 8 in the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.
Penélope Cruz was born in Spain. She first gained widespread recognition for her acting in the United States after filming "Vanilla Sky" and "Blow." (May 7, 2011)
M. Night Shyamalan
Director M. Night Shyamalan was born in India. He moved to the Philadelphia suburbs as a young boy and attended a private Catholic school. His film "The Sixth Sense" was nominated for six Academy Awards.
NBA point guard Tony Parker was born in Belgium and raised in France. He plays for the San Antonio Spurs.
Charlize Theron was born and raised in South Africa. She won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her role in 2003's "Monster."
Ann-Margret was born in Stockholm. The actress moved with her mom in 1945 to the United States and later became a budding teen actress, signing a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox.