12 Well-Known Women You Didn't Know Were Refugees

By Glamour

Dec 1, 2015

12 Well-Known Women You Didn't Know Were Refugees

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Alek Wek, model and fashion designer arrived in Britain in 1991 from Sudan. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Iman, supermodel moved to the U.S. from Somalia in 1975. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Regina Spektor, singer, songwriter, and pianist moved to the U.S. from Moscow in 1989. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Gloria Estefan, singer, songwriter, and actress moved to the U.S. from Cuba in 1959. Photo Credit: Getty Images
M.I.A., singer, moved from Sri Lanka to the U.K. in 1984. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Maria von Trapp, musician, almost-nun, and schoolteacher, left Austria for the U.S. in 1942. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Rita Ora, singer, fled to London from Pristina in 1991. Photo credit: Getty Images
Madeleine Albright, diplomat and former secretary of state, left Czechoslovakia for the U.S. in 1948. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Andreja Pejic, model, moved to Australia from Tuzla in 2000. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Isabel Allende, author and journalist, moved from Chile to Venezuela in 1973. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Anne Frank, teenager, diarist, moved from Germany to the Netherlands in 1933. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Marlene Dietrich, actress and singer, moved from Germany to the U.S. in 1930. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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