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75 Stars Whose Real Names Will Surprise You

Sep 6 2014 - 2:20am

One thing that's never gone out of style in Hollywood? Cultivating a unique persona with the help of a stage name. Even today, as social media influences celebrities to be more authentic [1] and accessible, new stars have traded their names for shorter or more-memorable zingers. While some completely wipe the slate clean (we're looking at you, Lorde!), others simply replace a first or last name. Scroll through to discover the real names your favorite stars were born with, and when you're ready for even more surprises, check out stars whose real ages will blow your mind [2].

Pink = Alecia Beth Moore

Tom Cruise = Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Olivia Wilde = Olivia Jane Cockburn

Jamie Foxx = Eric Marlon Bishop

Kit Harington = Christopher Catesby Harington

Kat Dennings = Katherine Litwack

Julianne Moore = Julie Anne Smith

Téa Leoni = Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni

Iggy Azalea = Amethyst Amelia Kelly

Charli XCX = Charlotte Emma Aitchison

Snoop Dogg = Calvin Cordozar Broadus

Mila Kunis = Milena Markovna Kunis

Meg Ryan = Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

Emma Stone = Emily Jean Stone

Helen Mirren = Ilyena Lydia Mironoff

Whoopi Goldberg = Caryn Elaine Johnson

Dakota Fanning = Hannah Dakota Fanning

John Legend = John Roger Stephens

Fergie = Stacy Ann Ferguson

Elton John = Reginald Kenneth Dwight

Demi Moore = Demetria Gene Guynes

Stevie Wonder = Stevland Hardaway Judkins

Zachary Levi = Zachary Levi Pugh

Nina Dobrev = Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva

Lana Del Rey = Elizabeth Woolridge Grant

Lorde = Ella Yelich-O'Connor

Jack Black = Thomas Jacob Black

Natalie Portman = Natalie Hershlag

Jason Derulo = Jason Desrouleaux

Lea Michele = Lea Michele Sarfati

Ludacris = Christopher Brian Bridges

Shakira = Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Ariana Grande = Ariana Grande-Butera

50 Cent = Curtis James Jackson III

Carmen Electra = Tara Leigh Patrick

Reese Witherspoon = Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

Joaquin Phoenix = Joaquin Rafael Bottom

Nicki Minaj = Onika Tanya Maraj

Alicia Keys = Alicia Augello Cook

Drake = Aubrey Drake Graham

Miley Cyrus = Destiny Hope Cyrus

Louis C.K. = Louis Szekely

Ricky Martin = Jose Enrique Martin Morales

Macklemore = Ben Haggerty

Portia de Rossi = Amanda Lee Rogers

Cee Lo Green = Thomas DeCarlo Callaway

Charlie Sheen = Carlos Irwin Estévez

Avicii = Tim Bergling

Demi Lovato = Demetria Devonne Lovato

Rihanna = Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Kesha = Kesha Rose Sebert

Bruce Willis = Walter Bruce Willis

Lucy Hale = Karen Lucille Hale

Adele = Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

Lady Gaga = Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Rooney Mara = Patricia Rooney Mara

Skylar Astin = Skylar Astin Lipstein

Bruno Mars = Peter Gene Hernandez

Calvin Harris = Adam Richard Wiles

Jay Z = Shawn Corey Carter

Betty Who = Jessica Anne Newham

Tina Fey = Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

Sia = Sia Kate Isobelle Furler

Kevin Spacey = Kevin Spacey Fowler

Aaron Paul = Aaron Paul Sturtevant

Vin Diesel = Mark Sinclair Vincent

Katy Perry = Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

Kelly Rowland = Kelendria Trene Rowland

Faith Hill = Audrey Faith Perry

Madonna = Madonna Louise Ciccone

Paul Wesley = Paul Wasilewski

Ashton Kutcher = Christopher Ashton Kutcher

Jonah Hill = Jonah Hill Feldstein

Nicolas Cage = Nicolas Kim Coppola

Pitbull = Armando Christian Pérez


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