Celebrities Who Had to Change Their Name

Sometimes your name may not suit well for your fans so here are celebrities that had to change in order to get heard from with a great attracting name.

The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

Actual Name: Farrokh Bulsara - htoutlaws2012

Bulsara ( surname ) was derived from the town of Bulsar of southern Gujarat ( his parents were born there ) - Ananya

2 David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

Real Name: David Jones - htoutlaws2012

3 Louis C.K. Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and editor.

Actual Name: Louis Székely - htoutlaws2012

4 Hulk Hogan Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and rock bassist.

Actual name: Terry Bollea - htoutlaws2012

5 Olivia Wilde

Actual Name: Olivia Cockburn I know how hilariously embarrassing to have that for a last name. - htoutlaws2012

6 Ben Kingsley Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Actual Name: Krishna Pandit Bhanji - Metal_Treasure

7 Gene Simmons Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.

Actual Name: Chaim Witz - htoutlaws2012

8 George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.

Actual Name: Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou - Metal_Treasure

9 Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas is an American actor, filmmaker, author and centenarian. He is one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers with Barbara Stanwyck.

Actual Name: Issur Danielovitch - htoutlaws2012

10 Michael Keaton

Acual name: ironically Michael Douglas - htoutlaws2012

The Contenders

11 Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn, born Audrey Kathleen Ruston (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the 3rd greatest female screen legend in American ...read more.

Actual name: Audrey Ruston - htoutlaws2012

Actual name: Edda van Heemstra Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston - Metal_Treasure

12 Nicolas Cage Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and producer. He is well known for his roles in Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Vampire's Kiss, Wild at Heart, Honeymoon in Vegas, Red Rock West, Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off, City of Angels, 8MM, Bringing ...read more.

Actual name: Nicolas Coppola - htoutlaws2012

13 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.

Real name: Stefani Germanotta - clusium

14 Natalie Portman Natalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Portman is best known for her roles as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Nina Sayers in Black Swan. She won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, ...read more.

Actual Name: Neta-Lee Hershlag - htoutlaws2012

15 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.

Real name: Norma Jean Mortensen - clusium

16 Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

Actual name: Richard Starkey - htoutlaws2012

17 Cary Grant Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and light-hearted ...read more.

Actual name: Archibald Alexander Leach - Metal_Treasure

18 Judy Garland Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.

Actual name: Frances Ethel Gumm - Metal_Treasure

19 Chelsea Noble

Real name: Nancy Mueller - clusium

20 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Actual name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight - htoutlaws2012

21 Slash Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Actual name: Saul Hudson - htoutlaws2012

22 Chevy Chase

Actual name: Cornelius Crane Chase - Metal_Treasure

23 Michael Caine Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning 70 years and is considered a British film icon. Known for his cockney accent, Caine was born in South London, where during his ...read more.

Actual name: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite - Metal_Treasure

24 Martin Sheen

Actual name: Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez - Metal_Treasure

25 Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

Actual name: Amy Lynn Hartzler - Metal_Treasure

26 Nikki Sixx Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe.

Actual name: Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. - Metal_Treasure

27 Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. - Metal_Treasure

28 Albert Brooks
29 Michael J. Fox Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.
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