Top 10 Celebrity Stage Names You Probably Didn't Know Were Stage Names
Stage Name (Original Name)
Most of us know that Madonna and Lady Gaga are stage names and many people also know their real names but this list is about some more obscure cases.
Did you know the real names of these peope? What do you think about their original names?
The Top Ten
1 Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara)
Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer ...read more.
He is not even christian.I think neither he was atheist nor satanist.he was a religious man.his name indicates that.but many of us don't know his real name - zxm
As to your opening comments; Madonna's name is in fact Madonna Louise Ciccone. It isn't a stage name.
You are right. I made a mistake (because people usually have more than one name). Sorry. - Metal_Treasure
2 Cary Grant (Archibald Alexander Leach)
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.
Archie Leach? I can't even imagine that. - Metal_Treasure
3 Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm)
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.
4 Chevy Chase (Cornelius Crane Chase)
5 Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock)
Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.
Well, the Turner part comes from marriage to Ike Turner, though the Tina addition as a stage name works much better. - Billyv
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6 Michael Caine (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite)
7 Ben Kingsley (Krishna Pandit Bhanji)
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.
Yeah his ancestors are from india - zxm
8 Shania Twain (Eilleen Regina Edwards)
9 Audrey Hepburn (Edda Kathleen Van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston)
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.
10 George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou)
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer.
11 Martin Sheen (Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez)
12 Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch Demsky)
The father of Michael Douglas, who was also an actor. - Metal_Treasure
13 Winona Ryder (Winona Laura Horowitz)
14 Etta James (Jamesetta Hawkins)
Etta James was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.
This is very creative: she used only her first name Jamesetta > James Etta > Etta James. - Metal_Treasure
15 Ringo (Richard Starkey)
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