February 22, 2012

Stars' Real Names



Lana Del Ray - Elizabeth Grant


Charlie Sheen - Carlos Irwin Estevez


Elton John - Reginald Kenneth Dwight


Meg Ryan - Margaret Hyra


Michael Caine - Maurice Joseph Micklewhite


Elvis Costello - Declan Patrick MacManus


Miley Cyrus - Destiny Hope Cyrus


Portia De Rossi - Amanda Lee Rogers


Dakota Fanning - Hannah Fanning


Steven Tyler - Steven Victor Tallarico


Alicia Keys - Alicia Augello Cook


Chuck Norris - Carlos Ray Norris


Katy Perry - Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson


Joaquin Phoenix - Joaquin Rafael Bottom


Tina Turner - Anna Mae Bullock


Demi Moore - Demetria Gene Guynes


Vin Diesel - Mark Vincent


Jamie Foxx - Eric Marlon Bishop


Tom Cruise - Thomas Cruise Mapother IV


Olivia Wilde - Olivia Jane Cockburn


Helen Mirren - Ilyena Vasilievna Mironoff


Natalie Portman - Natalie Hershlag


Whoopi Goldberg - Caryn Elaine Johnson


all images via zimbio


Have you thought about what your celebrity name would be?

I have, obviously.

I'd drop my last name and go by Misty Michelle.

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Here's what I've always wondered: For the stars whose names are completely different in real life, for instance Michael Caine/ Maurice or Elvis Costello/ Declan, what do they get called in their real lives? Do they fully adopt the celebrity moniker? Do all of them get a professional name change?

I know Miley is legally Miley now, and I assume Elton is legally Elton, but what about the rest?

Teri M said...

I like your famous name. I have no idea what I would pick...but one thing is clear Teri Milnes is not a good Hollywood name. I better get on in, you never know when you're going to get your big break. :-)

Lindsey said...

oh my goodness gracious. I thought I knew a lot about celebs, but I did not know 90% of these people's legit names. INTERESTING!!

Christina said...

Awesome post! Joaquin Bottom? I had no idea! I didn't know about a lot of these acutally. I think I'd use my maiden name: Christina Justice. It sounds important.

Beth said...

1. doesn't elton john not look like "duckface" from Full House?
2. Meg Ryan's estranged mother lives next door to my grandma. she just moved there about 6 months ago. #weird.
3. my celebrity name would be "Molly Crawford" or "Molly Anderson" but that could also be my stripper name.

Karen Peterson said...

I did know a few of them, but some others really surprised me. Definitely good changes!

I don't know what my celebrity name would be. I haven't really thought much about it, honestly.

jessica said...

this is so funny i didn't realize that so many celebrities change their names...makes sense since half of them were awful names. makes sense why marilyn monroe didn't go by norma jean lol. fun post.

i would probably go in the rap name direction with something like lil' jj or double j

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I knew a few of these but some came as a total surprise. Some of the original names weren't all that bad, but in a couple of cases a name change was totally necessary! I have no idea what my celebrity name would be. Not like I'm on a clock to change it or anything! ☺

MiMi said...

I knew a few of em...but holy crap. Whoopi is Caryn?! LOL!

Amanda said...

ok really weird that you just posted this because my hubby and i were just talking about this!!! how most of the stars have "fake" names different from the ones they were born with!

THE mom said...

I knew a couple but WOW. I want a cool celebrity name but have no idea what it would be...let me think on this for a bit lol

Kristin said...

I would do the same thing and go by Kristin Leigh!

April said...

Holy cow - it is a good thing that most of those celebs changed their names - some are so off from what we know them as! Too funny!!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

I think it's weird to change your name.. well, the ones that do it so drastically! The ones that make it short and sweet or similar, I think it neat. I wouldn't want to change mine. I's want everyooooone from my past to know it was me. But I'd defiantly go by my maiden name.

Date Girl said...

Some of those are so different! I can see why Katy perry had tp change hers. There's already a Kate Hudson! Oh and Destiny Cyrus just sounds like a stripper!

AMY said...

HAHA...wow!
Some of these I knew....but some were a real surprise!

I LOVE info like this!
I like your celeb name, very sexy sounding.
I think I'd go to Amelia Levine!
hehehe

navy and orange said...

great post! so katie holmes isn't mrs. cruise? interesting...

navy & orange

Adie said...

Yea Miley made hers official, weird I say. Its interesting to see how way off their stage names are from their real names.

I knew about Charlie Sheen cause of Emilio Estevez, he didnt want the sheen name!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Hey my middle name is Michelle too! :)

It's so funny what people change their names too. I wonder if anyone in hollywood keeps their name 100% i'm sure some do, but I bet the line is short.

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Sunkissed and Southern said...

so funny that these real names are not nearly as cool. my middle plus first still doesnt sound hollywood! haha. id have to make up a new last name i guess....