Stars You May Not Know Are of Color

When Flashdance opened in 1983, most didn't know its star was biracial. Hollywood is full of surprises.

Pete Wentz (Jason Kempin/Getty Images); Jennifer Beals (Jason Kempin/Getty Images); Frankie Muniz (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(The Root) — It’s been 30 years since Flashdance found its way into our hearts and into the 1980s dance-movie canon. It was also when we were introduced to actress Jennifer Beals, a svelte brunette who later revealed that she was part black. Who knew?

Here are other black and Latino celebs who have incited similar reactions.

Jennifer Beals