Leonardo DiCaprio with his maternal grandmother, Yelena Smirnova
Even if the name DiCaprio doesn’t sound German at all, Leo’s middle name is Wilhelm. He actually speaks a little bit German, his mom is German, and his Oma (his grandma Yelena) was living in Germany until her death in August 2008.
Being one of the world’s highest-paid actors, Leo began his career by appearing in TV commercials in the late 1980s, although he wanted to become a marine biologist as a child. Now, Leonardo Dicaprio can pride himself on doing a great job in the world of acting and environmental activism.