Top 10 Celebrity Real Names

By Sari N. Kent,

Celebrities don’t always go by their birth names once they become big stars. A long or obscure first or last name might not seem appealing to that agent you want to sign you or to that director whose film you want to star in, so you change your name to something more manageable. Your friends you grew up with might still know you by your birth name, but heaven forbid anyone in Hollywood find out your real name. Well, the birth names of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have leaked out over the years and some of them are real doozies! Plus, some of you will be shocked that your favorite celebrity’s name isn’t really his or her birth name. From slight changes to massive overhauls, here are some heavy hitting celebs who changed their names for the sake of their careers. You be the judge, were they right to do so?

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