If there’s one thing you’ll never regret in your life – it’s learning to speak another language. The more languages you can speak, the better really. It helps you understand different people and different cultures, it broadens your worldview and opens up a lot of new opportunities. So in case you’re lacking motivation in the language learning department we compiled for you a list of non-latino celebs who speak Spanish. Get inspired!
1. Kourtney Kardashian
You don’t hear about Kourtney Kardashian nearly as much as you hear about her sisters, but perhaps you should. Kourtney says she can speak Spanish pretty well and is even trying to teach her kid, Mason, to speak Spanish too.
2. David Beckham
People often think athletes, and especially football players, aren’t the smartest people. Well David Beckham is here to prove you wrong. Not only is he gorgeous and incredibly fit, he also learned to speak Spanish while he was playing for Real Madrid. How cool is that?
3. Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci might be Italian, but she can actually speak 4 languages. Italian, Spanish, English and even Persian. She even had a Spanish speaking role in A Los Que Aman in 1998.
4. Ben Affleck
Did you know that both Ben and his brother Casey lived in Mexico for a while? Well their time there didn’t go to waste, they actually picked up Spanish and are both fluent in it.
5. Kate Bosworth
Katie might look like a born and raised California girl, but she’s also fluent in Spanish. Being bilingual only adds to her charm, don’t you think?
6. Matt Damon
It’s probably not a huge surprise to you that Matt Damon speaks Spanish. After all, he is married to an Argentinian lady. But did you know that he actually studied Spanish through an immersion program in Mexico and then later used it to backpack through Guatemala and Mexico.
7. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her fitness and beauty regiment, as well as her talent as an actress. But few people know that as a student she took part in an exchange program and lived in Spain for a summer. In that one summer sha managed to pick up Spanish and she’s now fluent in it.
8. Danny DeVito
We can’t really be sure if Danny DeVito is fluent in Spanish, but he definitely knows some of it. He actually voiced the Spanish version of his character in the Lorax.
9. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey says he just sort of picked up Spanish while growing up in Texas. Good for him.
10. Dakota Fanning
Dakota is only 23, but she already showed her knowledge of Spanish in the 2004 movie, Man On Fire. She played Marc Anthony’s daughter and had to speak Spanish for her role.
11. Will Smith
Will might not be a fluent speaker of Spanish, but you’ve probably seen him attempt to do interviews in Spanish and we think he did fine. He’s trying and it’s the effort that counts.
12. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is not only a very talented and beautiful actress, she’s also pretty good with languages. Obviously English is her native language, but she can also hold a conversation in German, French, Spanish, Japanese and even Hebrew.
13. Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen learned Spanish a long time ago, while living in Argentina with his family. He’s absolutely fluent in it. But his knowledge of foreign languages doesn’t end there. He can also speak French, Danish, Italian and Norwegian.
14. Jimmy Kimmel
You would never know that Jimmy Kimmel can speak Spanish if it wasn’t for that one interview he conducted with Will Ferrell in Spanish in 2012. Random? Yes. But you’ve got to admit it was pretty cool.