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Get To Know These Celebrities By Their Real Names


When you become so accustomed to a celebrity by their stage name, it’s funny and weird when you hear them referred to by their real name. Or when they suddenly decide they’re dropping their pseudonyms, which is what happened when Chet Faker announced he was going to release music under his real, very normal name, Nicholas Murphy. (Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it?)

Here are more stars with real names you may not have known or may have forgotten.


Brad Pitt’s real name is William Bradley Pitt


Snoop Dogg’s real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr


Ashton Kutcher’s real name is Christopher Ashton Kutcher


Jay Z’s real name is Shawn Carter


Elton John’s real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight


Mila Kunis’ real name is Milena Markovna Mila Kunis


Kit Harington’s real name is Christopher Harington



Bruno Mars’ real name is Peter Gene Hernandez


Rooney Mara’s real name is Patricia Rooney Mara


Ludacris’ real name is Christopher Brian Bridges


Lana Del Rey’s real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.


Olivia Wilde’s real name is Olivia Cockburn


Vin Diesel’s real name is Mark Sinclair


Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika Tanya Maraj


John Legend’s real name is John Stephens


Pink’s real name is Alecia Moore


Miley Cyrus’ real name is Destiny Hope Cyrus


Bella Hadid’s real name is Isabella Khair Hadid


Katy Perry’s real name is Katheryn Hudson


Iggy Azalea’s real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly


Drake’s real name is Aubrey Drake Graham


Dakota Fanning’s real name is Hannah Dakota Fanning


Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah (not ‘Oprah’) Winfrey


Reese Witherspoon’s real name is Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon


Natalie Portman’s real name is Natalie Hershlag


Blake Lively’s real name is Blake Ellender Brown


Prince Harry’s birth name is Henry Charles Albert David, and his official royal title is His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales. In the U.K., Harry is considered a nickname for Henry


Emma Stone’s real name is Emily Jean Stone


Lorde’s real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor


Meghan Markle’s real name is Rachel Meghan Markle


Gigi Hadid’s real name is Jelena Noura Hadid


Alicia Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook


Rihanna’s real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty


Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Germanotta


From ELLE Australia

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