A rose by any other name…
A phrase that many of these celebrities probably didn’t hear before they decided to change theirs.
Yes, many of our favourite A-listers are not who we think they are, having changed their names before they hit the big time.
From Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe to rap artists like Drake, it seems like most of Hollywood has something different written on their birth certificate.
Here are just some celebrities who’ve decided to rebrand.
1. Jamie Foxx – Eric Marlon Bishop
2. Natalie Portman – Neta-Lee Hershlag
3. Vin Diesel – Mark Sinclair Vincent
4. Katy Perry – Kathryn Hudson
5. Tom Hardy – Edward Thomas Hardy
6. Demi Moore – Demetria Gene Guynes
7. Drake – Aubrey Drake Graham
8. Emma Stone – Emily Jean Stone
9. Nicolas Cage – Nicolas Kim Coppola
10. Mila Kunis – Milena Markovna Kunis
11. John Legend – John Rogers Stevens
12. Reese Witherspoon – Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
13. Ben Affleck – Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt
14. Lady Gaga – Stefani Germanotta
15. Bruno Mars – Peter Gene Hernandez
16. Lana Del Rey – Elizabeth Woolridge Grant
17. Christopher Walken – Ronald Walken
18. Tina Fey – Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
19. Michael Caine – Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
20. Miley Cyrus – Destiny Hope Cyrus
21. Charlie Sheen – Carlos Irwin Estevez
22. Whoopi Goldberg – Caryn Elaine Johnson
23. Kit Harington – Christopher Catesby Harington