The power of money and fame is the biggest of all! But what if you earn it on a name isn’t real? You will get surprise to know that some of the biggest celebrity names in the world aren’t real. They had cosen their onscreen names to make an effect like a celebrity. Here is the list of those popular stars who changed their name and what they’re really called.
1) Olivia Wilde
The name of one of the finest actresses of Hollywood, Olivia Wilde’s real name is Olivia Cockburn. Olivia took the on-screen name of Wilde after an Irish icon: Playwright Oscar Wilde.
2) Jamie Foxx
The real name of Jamie Foxx is Eric Bishop. Bishop gave himself a sexually ambiguous first name Jamie in order to trick bookers when during his teenage. As per the reports “Foxx” is a tribute to the legendary comedian and Sanford and Son star Redd Foxx.
3) Portia De Rossi
The Australian actress was born as Amanda Lee Roger. She legally changed her name when she was 15 as she wanted to change her whole identity that is being gay.
4) Bruno Mars
The real name of this ace singer is Peter Hernández. However, his father called him Bruno almost from his birth because the baby reminded him of bald and meaty professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. The “Mars” part he picked as he wanted something out of this world.
5) Vin Diesel
The iconic action movie star’s real name is Mark Sinclair. he changed his name in his teens when he was working as a bouncer in New york City.
6) Ben Kingsley
The Oscar winning actor who played the role of India’s father of nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in Gandhi has real name Krisha Pandit Bhanji. His father was a Kenyan-born doctor of Indian descent. He changed his name because he felt that having a name that was difficult to pronounce can make hurdles to get work in film industry.
7) Katy Perry
And you won’t believe singing sensation Katy Perry’s real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson.
8) Lady Gaga
Her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She changed her name as it was too long to pronounce.