Happy Independence Day!
In honor of the Fourth of July, check out celebrities who immigrated to the United States.
The list includes Colombian-born Sofia Vergara, Salma Hayek—who was an undocumented immigrant for a short period of time, Dutch former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid, British actress Emily Blunt, Canadians Jim Carrey and Pamela Anderson, Israeli-born Natalie Portman and the Terminator himself and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“As a little girl, it was always my dream to come to America,” she told E! News. “I am living the American dream every day. I am so thankful. We worked very hard. We worked for everything we have in our life. We worked hard to get where we are today.”
In 2015, Schwarzenegger posted on his Twitter page a throwback photo of him at his swearing-in ceremony.
“Today is one of the proudest days of my life,” he wrote. “32 years ago I became a US citizen. Grateful to be here and give back.”