Celebrities’ Real Names

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Celebrities' Real Names
Celebrities' Real Names
Celebrities' Real Names
Celebrities' Real Names
Portia de Rossi
Portia de Rossi
Her real name might surprise you! (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Amanda Lee Rogers
Amanda Lee Rogers
Portia told The Advocate that she changed her name at an early age, probably due to her confusion about her sexuality. She said she was a Shakespeare fan, so she chose "Portia" and chose an Italian last name because it seemed exotic. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
What's the film noir leading lady's real name? (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Betty Joan Perske
Betty Joan Perske
She took her mother's last name when her parents divorced and changed her first as she sought her fortune in Hollywood. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall
Sure you know her as Samantha, but what was she before she was Kim? (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
Clare Woodgate
Clare Woodgate
She was "Clare". (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
What's Mr. Foxx's real name? (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Eric Bishop
Eric Bishop
Jamie was born as Eric Bishop. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan
In the ring he's Hulk Hogan. What was he called in the crib? (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Terry Jean Bollea
Terry Jean Bollea
Call the Hulkster "Terry". (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
What is his birth name? (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Jerome Silberman
Jerome Silberman
Gene used to be "Jerome". (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu
Recording artist Erykah Badu spiced up her stage name. What is her childhood name? (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Erica Wright
Erica Wright
The former Erica Wright is known as "The First Lady of Neo-Soul." (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello
(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Declan Patrick McManus
Declan Patrick McManus
Costello adopted the stage name after secondary school as he started his musical career. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson
What is "The Body"'s real name? (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Eleanor Nancy Gow
Eleanor Nancy Gow
In a clerical error after Macpherson's mother's divorce, her last name was changed from her father's - Gow - to her stepfathers. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Dido
Dido
What is the one-named singer's real name? (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)
Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
From four names to four letters - Dido's birth name is a mouthful! (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Courtney Love
Courtney Love
What's is this troubled rocker's real name? (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Love Michelle Harrison
Love Michelle Harrison
Courtney took her first name and made it her last. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
What is the action hero's real name? (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
Carlos Ray Norris
Carlos Ray Norris
"Chuck" was once "Carlos", named after his father's minister. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
What's Charlie Sheen's real name? (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Carlos Irwin Estevez
Carlos Irwin Estevez
Charlie switched to Sheen from Estevez. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
What is this icon's real name? (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan was born in North Chicago as Carole Yvette Marie Stevens. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
The award-winning actor was born with a more exotic name. Continue on to learn it. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Banji. His father was born in Kenya of Indian descent. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Akon
Akon
The "Locked Up" artist's real name is a mouthful...(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Aliaune
Aliaune
The artist was born in St. Louis as Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Steven Bauer
Steven Bauer
His credit for Scarface said "Steven Bauer". What did his earlier work say? (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Esteban Ernesto Echevarria
Esteban Ernesto Echevarria
During his teenage years, Steven used the stage name "Rocky Echevarria" before settling on Steven Bauer. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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