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Real stars name

celebritiesstars & facts

19 September 2011


Did you ever wondered what is the real name of the stars? Definitely, you should know that the stage name isn’t the same with the birth name. And this is because, for the stage, the name has to be more catchy and some of them didn’t have this from the very beginning.

The name of the starts needs to be glamorous, recognizable, easy to pronounce, easy to remember.

So, let’s find out what were the names of some great stars:

Tom cruise – Thomas Mapother IV

Woody Allen – Allen Konigsberg

Jennifer Aniston – Jennifer Anastassakis

Fred Astaire – Frederick Austerlitz

Babyface – Kenny Edmonds

Brigitte Bardot – Camille Javal

Beyonce – Beyonce Giselle Knowles

Bono (U2) – Paul Hewson

Cher – Cherilyn Sarkarsian La Pierre

Nicholas Cage – Nicholas Coppola

Snoop Doggy Dogg – Calvin Broadus

Marlene Dietrich – Maria von Losch

Mike Douglas – Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr

Bob Dylan – Robert Zimmerman

Eminem – Marshall Bruce Mathers III

Jodie Foster – Alicia Christian Foster

Greta Garbo – Greta Gustaffson

Judy Garland – Frances Gumm

Mel Gibson – Columcille Gibson

Whoopie Goldberg – Caryn Johnson

Cary Grant – Archibald Leach

MC Hammer – Stanley Kirk Burrell

Jimi Hendrix – Johnny Allen Hendrix

Rita Hayworth – Margarita Cansino

Elton John – Reginald Dwight

Alicia Keys – Alicia Augello Cook

Larry King – Larry Zeigler

Sophia Loren – Sophia Scicolone

Elle MacPherson – Eleanor Gow

Marylin Monroe – Norma Jean Baker

Demi Moore – Demetria Guynes

Edith Piaf – Edith Gassion

Pink – Alicia Moore

Meg Ryan – Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

Shaggy – Orville Richard Burrell

Charlie Sheen – Carlos Irwin Estevez

Sylvester Stallone – Michael Sylvester Enzio

Shania Twain – Eilleen Regina Edwards

Raquel Welch – Raquel Tejada

There are just few of the great names listed, but I am sure this can make an idea about the industry behind it – we can even call it a name industry.