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Do You Know These Celebrities’ Real Names?

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Not all celebrities are who they say they are!

Everyone knows that many of the world’s biggest stars are born with totally different names than the ones we know them by: They embrace a stage name that differs from the names they were born with. It’s a common practice.

But do you know what some of your favorite stars’ true identities are? Neither did we, until we did a little bit of digging…

Tom Cruise – Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Miley Cyrus – Destiny Hope Cyrus

Elton John – Reginald Dwight

Faith Hill – Audrey Faith Perry

Reese Witherspoon – Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

P!nk – Alecia Moore

Whoopi Goldberg – Caryn Johnson

Carmen Electra – Tara Leigh Patrick

Bruce Willis – Walter Bruce Willis

Charlie Sheen – Carlos Estévez

Shania Twain – Eilleen Edwards

Helen Mirren – Ilyena Mironoff

Tim McGraw – Samuel Timothy McGraw

Oprah Winfrey – Orpah Gail Winfrey

Vin Diesel – Mark Vincent

Meg Ryan – Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

Stevie Wonder – Stevland Judkins

Katy Perry – Katheryn Hudson

Bruno Mars – Peter Hernandez

Olivia Wilde – Olivia Cockburn

Lady Gaga – Stefani Germanotta

Kesha – Kesha Rose Sebert

Natalie Portman – Natalie Hershlag

Jay-Z – Shawn Carter

Fergie – Stacy Ferguson

Nicki Minaj – Onika Maraj

Cee Lo Green – Thomas DeCarlo Callaway

Pitbull – Armando Pérez

Madonna – Madonna Ciccone

Calvin Harris – Adam Wiles



Jonah Hill – Jonah Hill Feldstein

Lucy Hale – Karen Lucille Hale

Jessie J – Jessica Cornish

Emma Stone – Emily Jean Stone

Jack Black – Thomas Black

Dakota Fanning – Hannah Dakota Fanning

Snoop Dogg – Calvin Broadus

Mila Kunis – Milena Kunis

Iggy Azalea – Amethyst Kelly

Drake – Aubrey Drake Graham

Rihanna – Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Kevin Spacey – Kevin Spacey Fowler

Ludacris – Christopher Bridges

Demi Moore – Demetria Guynes

Ashton Kutcher – Christopher Ashton Kutcher

Demi Lovato – Demetria Devonne Lovato

Blac Chyna – Angela White

Nicolas Cage – Nicolas Kim Coppola

John Legend – John Stephens

Julianne Moore – Julie Anne Smith

Prince – Prince Rogers Nelson

Nelly – Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr.

Alicia Keys – Alicia Cook

Jamie Foxx – Eric Bishop

Portia de Rossi – Amanda Lee Rogers

Common – Lonnie Lynn, Jr.

Lea Michele – Lea Michele Sarfati

Adele – Adele Adkins

Ricky Martin – Jose Enrique Martin Morales

Tina Fey – Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

Lorde – Ella Yelich-O’Connor

 

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