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Do you know that in Hollywood there are actually more famous actors that go by stage name than their real name? It has become a common practice in the past for celebrities to change their birth name, and go by a stage name. For example, I am sure you are well aware that Lorde was not bestowed with such a name. Not every stage name is obvious.

There are different reasons why actors and celebrities change their name. Sometimes, it is simply just so they don’t get mistake with other actors. For example, Katy Perry was born Hudson, so she changed her last name because she didn’t want to get mixed up with the actress Kate Hudson. Michael Keaton was actually born Michael Douglas, and that is another example of mixing up. Others change their name to sound more glamorous. And then there are actors that change their name just so that the name is shorter.

1. Whoopi Goldberg – Caryn Elaine Johnson

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2.  Nicki Minaj – Onika Tanya Maraj

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3. Louis C.K. – Louis Szekely

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4.  Demi Moore – Demetria Guynes

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5. Adele – Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

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6. Woody Allen – Allen Konigsberg

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7. Miley Cyrus – Destiny Hope Cyrus

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8. Vanilla Ice – Robert Matthew Van Winkle

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9. Lady Gaga – Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

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10. Julianne Moore –  Julie Anne Smith

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11. Liv Tyler -Liv Rundgren

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12.  Rihanna – Robyn Rihanna Fenty

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13. Joaquin Phoenix –  Joaquin Rafael Bottom

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14. Meg Ryan -Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

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15. Fergie – Stacy Ann Ferguson

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16. Tina Fey  –  Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

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17. Lorde – Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor

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18.  Ricky Martin – Enrique Martin Morales

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19. Courtney Love – Love Michelle Harrison

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20. Olivia Wilde –  Olivia Jane Cockburn

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21. Bruno Mars – Peter Gene Hernandez

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22. Lana Del Rey – Elizabeth Woolridge Grant

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23.  Portia De Rossi  –  Amanda Rogers

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24. Macklemore – Ben Haggerty

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25. Winona Ryder – Winona Horowitz

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26. Merilyn Monroe – Norma Jeane Mortenson

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27. Jamie Foxx – Eric Marlon Bishop

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28. Sting – Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner

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29. Michael Keaton – Michael John Douglas

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30.  Vin Diesel – Mark Sinclair Vincent

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31. LL Cool J – James Todd Smith

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32. Helen Mirren – Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov

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33. Carmen Electra – Tara Patrick

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34. Bruce Willis – Walter Willis

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35. Natalie Portman  –  Natalie Hershlag

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36. Ben Kingsley – Krishna Pandit Bhanji

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37. Elton John – Reginald Kenneth Dwight

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38. Audrey Hepburn – Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston

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39. George Michael – Georgios Panayiotou

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40. Charlie Sheen – Carlos Irwin Estevez

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41. Greta Garbo – Greta Lovisa Gustafsson

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42. Diane Keaton – Diane Hall

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43. John Wayne – Marion Mitchell Morrison

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44. Natalie Wood – Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko

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45. Ludacris – Christopher Brian Bridges

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52. Tom Cruise – Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

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53. Bono – Paul David Hewson

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