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Celebrity Birth Names

What's in a name? If you're trying to make it in Hollywood... it could make all the difference. Rock Hudson sounds strong, Cary Grant sounds debonaire and Mimi Rogers sounds sultry. Would you feel the same if I mentioned Roy Scherer, Archibald Leach and Miriam Spickler? Celebrities have a rich history of hiding their true identities. Here's a list of of celebrities and their original monikers. 

50 Cent AKA: Curtis Jackson

Adam Ant AKA: Stuart Leslie Goddard
Adam West AKA: William West Anderson
Akon AKA: Aliaune Thiam
Al Jolson AKA: Asa Yoelson
Al Lewis AKA: Albert Meister
Alan Alda   AKA: Allphonso D’Abruzzo Jr
Alan Arkin AKA: Alan Wolf Arkin
Alan Thicke AKA: Alan Willis Jeffrey
Albert Brooks AKA: Albert Einstein
Alice Cooper AKA: Vincent Damon Furnier
Alicia Keys AKA: Alicia Augello Cook
Andrew Dice Clay AKA: Andrew Clay Silverstein
Angie Dickinson AKA: Angeline Brown
Ann  Jillian AKA: Ann Jura Nauseda
Ann Miller AKA: Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier
Ann Rutherford AKA: Mary Cecilia Ramone
Ann Sothern AKA: Harriette Arlene Lake
Anna Nicole Smith AKA: VIckIe Lynn Hogan
Anne Bancroft AKA: Anna Maria Louisa Italiano
Anson Williams AKA: Anson William Heimlick
Artie Shaw AKA: Arthur Jacob Arshawsky
Ashley Judd AKA: Ashley Tyler Ciminella
Asia Carrera AKA: Jessica Andrea Steinhauser
Audrey Hepburn AKA: Audrey Kathleen Ruston

Barbara Bach AKA: Barbara Goldbach
Barbara Eden AKA: Barbara Jean Moorhead
Barbara Hershey AKA: Barbara Herzstein
Barbara Stanwyck AKA: Ruby Stevens
Barry Manilow AKA: Barry Alan Pincus
Barry Williams AKA: Barry William Blenkhorn
Bela Lugosi AKA: Bela Ferenc Dezso Blask?
Ben Kingsley AKA: Krishna Banji
Bernadette Peters AKA: Bernadette lazzara
Bernie Mac AKA: Bernard Jeffery McCullough
Bert Lahr AKA: Irving Lahrheim
Bert Parks AKA: Bert Jacobson
Billie Holliday AKA: Eleanora Fagan
Billy Barty AKA: William John Bertanzetti
Billy Idol AKA: William Michael Albert Broad
Blake Edwards AKA: William Blake Crump
Bo Derek AKA: Mary Cathleen Collins
Bo Diddley AKA: Otha Ellas Bates
Bob Dylan AKA: Robert Allen Zimmerman
Bobby Darin AKA: Walden Robert Cassotto
Bobby Rydell AKA: Robert Ridarelli
Bono AKA: Paul David Hewson
Boris Karloff AKA: William Henry Pratt
Boy George AKA: George Ala O’Dowd
Brad Garrett AKA: Brad H Gerstenfeld
Brian Keith AKA: Robert Keith Richey Jr
Brigitte Bardot AKA: Camille Javal
Brock Peters AKA: George Fisher
Bruno Kirby AKA: Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Jr
Buck Henry AKA: Buck Henry Zuckerman
Bud Cort AKA: Walter Edward Cox
Buddy Hackett AKA: Leonard Hacker
Burt Ward AKA: Burt Gervis

Captain Kangaroo AKA: Robert Keeshan
Carmen Electra AKA: Tara Leigh Patrick
Carmen Miranda AKA: Maria do Carmo Miranda Da Cunha
Carole Lombard AKA: Jane Alice Peters
Carrot Top AKA: Scott Thompson
Cary Grant AKA: Archibald Alexander Leach
Cass Elliott AKA: Ellen Naomi Cohen
Catherine Bach AKA: Catherine Bachman
Chad Everett AKA: Ramond Cramton
Chaka Khan AKA: Yvette Marie Stevens
Charles Bronson AKA: Charles Dennis Buchinsky
Charlton Heston AKA: John Charles Carter
Charo AKA: Maria Rosario Martinez Molina Baeza
Cher AKA: Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre
Cheryl Ladd AKA: Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor
Chingy AKA: Howard Bailey, Jr
Christian Slater AKA: Christian Michael Leonard Hawkins
Chubby Checker AKA: Ernest Evans
Claudette Colbert AKA: Lily Claudette Chauchoin
Clifton Webb AKA: Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck
Colonel Tom Parker AKA: Andreas Cornelius van Kuijk
Connie Stevens AKA: Concetta Anna Ingolia
Coolio AKA: Artis Leon Ivey Jr
Courtney Love AKA: Love Michelle Harrison
Criss Angel  AKA: Christopher Sarantakos
Curly Howard AKA: Jerome Lester Horwitz
Cyd Charisse AKA: Tula Ellice Finklea

Dale Evans AKA: Lucille Wood Smith
Danny Kaye AKA: David Daniel Kaminski
Danny Thomas AKA: Amos Jacob
David Bowie AKA: David Robert Hayward-Jones
David Copperfield AKA: David Seth Kotkin
David Crosby AKA: David Van Cortlandt
David Soul AKA: David Richard Solberg
Dean Cain AKA: Dean Tanaka
Dean Martin AKA: Dino Paul Crocetti
Della Reese AKA: Delloreese Patricia Early
Demi Moore AKA: Demetria Gene Guynes
Dennis Franz AKA: Dennis Franz Schlachta
Desi Arnaz AKA: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III
Diane Keaton AKA: Diane Hall
Dick Sargent AKA: Richard Cox
Dick Shawn AKA: Richard Schulefand
Dina Merrill AKA: Nedenia Hutton
Dirk Benedict AKA: Dirk Niewoehner
Divine AKA: Harris Glenn Milstead
Don Adams AKA: Donald James Yarmy
Donna Douglas AKA: Dorothy Smith
Donna Reed AKA: Donna Belle Mullenger
Doris Day AKA: Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff
Dorothy Lamour AKA: Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton
Douglas Fairbanks AKA: Douglas Elton Ulman Jr
Dr. John AKA: Malcolm Rebennack
Dr. Ruth Westheimer AKA: Karola Ruth Siegel
Dr. Suess AKA: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Dyan Cannon AKA: Samile Diane Friesen

Eddie Albert AKA: Edward Albert Heimberger
Eddie Cantor AKA: Edward Israel Iskowitz
Elia Kazan AKA: Elias Kazanjoglou
Elle Macpherson AKA: Eleanor Nancy Gow
Ellen Burstyn AKA: Edna Rae Gilhooley
Elliott Gould AKA: Elliott Goldstein
Elton John AKA: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Elvira AKA: Cassandra Peterson
Elvis Costello AKA: Declan Patrick MacManus
Eminem AKA: Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Emo Philips AKA: Phil Soltanec
Englebert Humperdinck AKA: Arnold George Dorsey
Enya AKA: Eithne Bharaonin
Eric Clapton AKA: Eric Patrick Clapp
Ernest Borgnine AKA: Ermes Effrom Borgnino
Estelle Getty AKA: Estelle Scher
Ethel Merman AKA: Ethel Agnes Zimmermann

Fabio AKA: Fabio Lanzoni
Faith Hill AKA: Audrey Faith Perry
Fannie Flagg AKA: Patricia Neal
Fibber McGee AKA: James Edward Jordan
Flip Wilson AKA: Clerow Wilson
Frank Oz AKA: Richard Frank Oznowicz
Freddie Mercury AKA: Farookh Bulsara
Fredric March AKA: Ernest Frederick McIntryre Bickel

Gale Gordon AKA: Charles T Aldrich Jr
Gavin MacLeod AKA: Allan See
Gene Rayburn AKA: Eugene Rubessa
Gene Simmons AKA: Chaim Witz
Gene Wilder AKA: Jerome Silberman
George Burns AKA: Nathan Birnbaum
George Orwell AKA: Eric Arthur Blair
George Reeves AKA: George Keefer Brewer
Ginger Rogers AKA: Virginia Katherine McMath
Gloria Estefan AKA: Gloria Maria Milagrosa Fajardo
Grace Jones AKA: Grace Mendoza
Grace Slick AKA: Grace Wing
Greta Garbo AKA: Great Lovisa Gustafson
Greta ScacchAKA: Greta Gracco

Hal Linden AKA: Harold Lipshitz
Harry Houdini AKA: Erik Weisz
Harry Morgan AKA: Harry Bratsburg
Hedda Hopper AKA: Elda Furry
Hedy Lamarr AKA: Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler
Helen Hayes AKA: Helen Brown
Helen Mirren AKA: Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov
Henry Rollins AKA: Henry Lawrence Garfield
Herbie Mann AKA: Herbert Jan Solomon
Howard Keel AKA: Harry Clifford Leek
Hulk Hogan AKA: Terry Gene Bollea
Hume Cronyn AKA: Humbe Blake

Ice Cube AKA: O’Shea Jackson
Ice-T  AKA: Tracy Morrow
Iggy Pop  AKA: James Newell Osterberg
Irene Ryan  AKA: Irene Noblette

Ja Rule AKA: Jeffrey Atkins
Jack Benny  AKA: Benjamin Kubelsky
Jack Lord  AKA: John Joseph Patrick Ryan
Jack White  AKA: John Anthony Gillis
Jack Palance AKA: Vladimir Palanuik
Jackie Cooper AKA: John Cooperman
Jackie Mason AKA: Jacob Moshe Maza
James Garner AKA: James Scott Bumgarner
Jamie Farr AKA: Jameel Joseph Farah
Jamie Foxx AKA: Eric Bishop
Jane Seymour AKA: Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg
Jane Wyman AKA: Sarah Jane Fulks Mayfield
Janet Leigh AKA: Jeanette Helen Morrison
Jason Alexander AKA: Jason Scott Greenspan
Jayne Mansfield AKA: Vera Jane Palmer
Jean Harlow AKA: Harlean Harlow Carpenter
Jean Reno AKA: Don Juan Moreno Y Jederique jimenez
Jean Stapleton AKA: Jeanne Murray
Jean-Claude Van Damme AKA: Jean-Claude Camille Francois Van Varenburg
Jennifer Aniston AKA: Jennifer Linn Anistopoulou
Jennifer Tilly AKA: Jennifer Chan
Jennifer Jason Leigh AKA: Jennifer Lee Morrow
Jenny Jones AKA: Janina Stranski
Jeri Ryan AKA: Jeri Lynn Zimmerman
Jesse Ventura AKA: James George Janos
Jill St. John AKA: Jill Oppenheim
Jillian Barberie AKA: Jillian Warry
Jimmy Dean AKA: Seth Ward
Joan Crawford AKA: Lucille Fay LeSueur
Joan Rivers AKA: Joan Alexandra Molinsky
Joel Grey AKA: Joel Katz
Joey Bishop AKA: Joseph Abraham Gottlieb
Joey Ramone AKA: Jeffry Ross Hyman
John Denver AKA: Henry John Deutschendort Jr
John Derek AKA: Derek Sullivan Harris
John Ford AKA: John Martin Feeney
John Forsythe AKA: John Lincoln Freund
John Garfield AKA: Jacob Julius Garfinkle
John Spencer AKA: John Speshock
John Wayne AKA: Marion Michael Morrison
John Woo AKA: Yusen Wu
Johnny Knoxville  AKA: Philip John Clapp
Johnny Paycheck AKA: Donald Eugene Lytle
Johnny Rivers AKA: John Ramistella
Jon Bon Jovi AKA: John Francis Bongiovi
Judy Garland AKA: Frances Ethel Gumm
Judy Holliday AKA: AKA: Judith Tuvim
Julia Child AKA: Julia Carolyn McWilliams
Julia Duffy AKA: Julia Hinds
Julianne Moore AKA: Julie Ann Smith
Julie Andrews AKA: Julia Elizabeth Wells
June Allyson AKA: Ella Geisman (sound jewish?)
June Haver AKA: June Stovenour

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar AKA: Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr
Karl Malden AKA: Mladen Sekulovich
Kathie Lee Gifford AKA: Kathryn Lee Epstein
Kelly Preston AKA: Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis
Kiki Dee AKA: Pauline Matthews
Kim Cattrall AKA: Clare Woodgate
Kirk Douglas AKA: Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Kirstie Alley AKA: Gladys Leeman
Kitty Carlisle AKA: Catherine Conn
Kris Kristofferson AKA: Kris Carson

Larry King AKA: Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
Lauren Bacall AKA: Betty Joan Perske
Lee Grant AKA: Lyova Haskell Rosenthal
Lee Majors AKA: Harvey Lee Yearly
Lenny Bruce AKA: Leonard Alfred Schneider
Lewis Carroll AKA: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Liberace AKA: Wladziu Valentino Liberace
Lil Bow Wow AKA: Shad Gregory Moss
Linda Evans AKA: Linda Evanstad
Linda Lovelace AKA: Linda Susan Boreman
Lindsay Wagner AKA: Lindsay Jean Ball
Little Richard AKA: Richard Wayne Penniman
LL Cool J AKA: James Todd Smith
Lorne Michaels AKA: Lorne Michael Lipowitz
Lou Diamond Phillips AKA: Lou Upchurch
Louella Parsons AKA: Louella Rose Oettinger
Louis Jourdan AKA: Louis Gendre
Lucy Lawless AKA: Lucille Francis Ryan

Madeline Kahn AKA: Madeline Gail Wolfson
Madonna AKA: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Malcolm X AKA: Malcolm Little
Malcom McDowell AKA: Malcolm Taylor
Mamie Van Doren AKA: Joan Lucille Olander
Maria Callas AKA: Maria Cecilia Sophia Anna Kalogeropoulos
Marilu Henner AKA: Mary Lucy Denise Pudlowski
Marilyn Manson AKA: Brian Warner
Marilyn Monroe AKA: Norma Jean Baker
Mario Lanza AKA: Alfredo Cocozza
Marion Davies AKA: Marion Cecilia Douras
Marlene Dietrich AKA: Maria Magdalena von Losch
Martha Plimpton AKA: Martha Carradine
Martha Raye AKA: Margaret Teresa Yvonne Reed
Mary Frann AKA: Mary Francess Luecke
Mary Pickford AKA: Gladys Louise Smith
Master P AKA: Percy Miller
Maureen O’Hara AKA: Maureen FitzSimons
MC Hammer AKA: Stanley Kirk Burrell
Meg Ryan AKA: Margaret Mary Emily Ann Hyra
Mel Blanc AKA: Melvin Jerome Blank
Mel Brooks AKA: Melvin Kaminsky
Merle Oberon AKA: Estelle Merle O’Brien Thompson
Method Man AKA: Clifford Smith
Mia Sara AKA: Mia Sarapocciello
Michael Caine AKA: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
Michael Crawford AKA: Michael Patric Dumble-Smith
Michael Keaton AKA: Michael John Douglas
Michael Landon AKA: Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Michelle Yeoh AKA: Yeoh Chu-Kheng
Mickey Rooney AKA: Joe Yule Jr
Milton Berle AKA: Mendel Berlinger
Mimi Rogers AKA: Miriam Spickler
Minnie Pearl AKA: Sarah Colley
Mitzi Gaynor AKA: Francesca Marlene von Gerber
Moby AKA: Richard Melville Hall
Moe Howard AKA: Moses Horwitz
Monty Hall AKA: Mauric Halprin
Morgan Fairchild AKA: Patsy Ann McClenny
Mos Def AKA: Dante Terrel Smith
Mr. T AKA: Lawrence Turead
Muddy Waters AKA: McKingley Morganfield
Muhammad Ali AKA: Cassius Marcellus Clay
Myrna Loy AKA: Myrna Adela Williams
Mystikal AKA: Michael Ernest Tyler

Nancy Reagan AKA: Anne Frances Robbins
Nancy Walker AKA: Anna Myrtle Swoyer
Natalie Portman AKA: Natalie Hershlag
Natalie Wood AKA: Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin
Nelly AKA: Cornell Haynes Jr
Nicolas Cage AKA: Nicholas Kim Coppola
Nikki Sixx  AKA:  Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. 


Omar Sharif AKA: Michael Shalhoub

Pat Benatar AKA: Patricia Andrzejewski
Patsy Cline AKA: Virginia Patterson Hensley
Paul Stanley AKA: Stanley Eisen
Pee Wee Herman AKA: Paul Rubenfeld
Peggy Lee AKA: Norma Delores Egstrom
Peter Criss AKA: Peter Crisscoula
Peter Graves AKA: Peter Aurness
Peter Lorre AKA: Laszlo Lowenstein?
Peter Tork AKA: Peter halsten Thorkelson
Phoebe Cates AKA: Phoebe Belle Katz
Phyllis Diller AKA: Phyllis Ada Driver
Pink AKA: Alecia Moore
Pinky Lee AKA: Pincus Leff
Piper Laurie AKA: Rosetta Jacobs
Prince AKA: Prince Rogers Nelson

Queen Latifah AKA: Dana Elaine Owens

Raquel Welch AKA: Jo Raquel Tejada
Ray Milland AKA: Reginald Alfred John Truscott-Jones
Rebecca De Mornay AKA: Rebecca George
Red Buttons AKA: Aaron Chwatt
Red Foxx AKA: John Elroy Sanford
Richard Burton AKA: Richard Walter Jenkins Jr
Richard Dawson AKA: Colin Emm
Ritchie Valens AKA: Richard Steve Valnezuela
Ringo Starr AKA: Richard Starkey
Rita Hayworth AKA: Margarita Carmen Cansino
Rita Moreno AKA: Rosia Dolores Alverio
Rita Wilson AKA: Margarita Ibrahimoff
River Phoenix AKA: River Jude Bottom
Rob Zombie AKA: Robert Cummings
Robbie Coltrane AKA: Anthony Robert McMillan
Robby Benson AKA: Robin David Segal
Robert Blake AKA: Michael James Vijencio Gubitosi
Robert Conrad AKA: Konrad Robert Falkowski
Robert Guillaume AKA: Robert Williams
Robert Stack AKA: Robert Langford Modini
Rock Hudson AKA: Roy Harold Scherer Jr
Rodney Dangerfield AKA: Jacob Cohen
Roman Polanski AKA: Roman Liebling
Ron Ely AKA: Ronald Pierce
Roy Rogers AKA: Leonard Franklin Slye
Ruby Dee AKA: Ruby Ann Wallace

Sade AKA: Helen Folasade Adu
Sally Field AKA: Sally Mahoney
Samuel Goldwyn AKA: Schmuel Gelbfisz
Sandra Dee AKA: Alexandra Cymboliak Zuck
Senor Wences AKA: Wenceslao Moreno
Shaggy AKA: Orville Richard Burrell
Shania Twain AKA: vEilleen Regina Edwards
Shecky Green AKA: Sheldon Greenfield
Sheena Easton AKA: Sheena Shirley Orr
Shelly Winters
 AKA: Shirley Schrift
Shemp Howard AKA: Samuel Horwitz
Shirley Booth AKA: Thelma Booth Ford
Sid Vicious AKA: Sidney Ray Eudy
Sigourney Weaver AKA: Susan Alexandra Weaver
Silent Bob AKA: Kevin Patrick Smith
Sinbad AKA: David Adkins Sinbad
Skeet Ulrich AKA: Bryan Ray Trout
Slim Pickens AKA: Louis Bert Lindley Jr
Sly Stone AKA: Sylvester Stewart
Snoop Dogg AKA: Cordozar Broadus
Sophia Loren AKA: Sofia Villain Scicolone
Soupy Sales AKA: Milton Supman
Stan Laurel AKA: Arthur Stanley Jefferson
Stan Lee AKA: Stanley Martin Lieber
Stefanie Powers AKA: Stefania Zofia Federkiewicz
Stella Stevens AKA: Estelle Eggleston
Stephen Furst AKA: Stephen Fuerstein
Steve Lawrence AKA: Sidney Leibowitz
Steven Tyler AKA: Steven Victor Tallarico
Stevie Wonder AKA: Steveland Judkins Hardaway
Stewart Granger AKA: James Lablanche Stewart
Stockard Channing AKA: Susan Antonia Williams Stockard
Sugar Ray Robinson AKA: Walker Smith Jr
Super Dave Osbourne AKA: Bob Einstein
Susan Hayward AKA: Edythe Marrenner
Susan Sarandon AKA: Susan Abigail Tomalin
Susan St. James AKA: Susan Jane Miller
Suzanne Somers AKA: Suzanne Marie Mahoney

Tab Hunter AKA: Arthur Gelien
Talia Shire AKA: Talia Rose Coppola
Tea Leoni AKA: Elizabeth Tea Pantaleoni
Ted Knight AKA: Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
Tex Avery AKA: Frederick Bean Avery
The Edge AKA: David Howell Evans
The Rock AKA: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Tia Carrere AKA: Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo
Tim Allen AKA: Timothy Allen Dick
Tim McGraw AKA: Samuel Timothy Smith
Tim Roth AKA: Timothy Simon Smith
Tina Louise AKA: Tina Blacker
Tina Turner AKA: Anna Mae Bullock
Tiny Tim AKA: Herbert Butros Khaury
Tom Berenger AKA: Thomas Michael Moore
Tom Cruise AKA: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Tom Jones AKA: Thomas John Woodward
Toni Basil AKA: Antonia Basilotta
Tony Bennett AKA: Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Tony Curtis AKA: Bernard Schwartz
Tony Danza AKA: Antonio Iadanza
Tony Orlando AKA: Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis
Tony Randall AKA: Leonard Rosenberg
Tori Amos AKA: Myra Ellen Amos
Traci Lords AKA: Nora Louise Kuzma
Troy Donahue AKA: Merle Johnson
Truman Capote AKA: Truman Streckfus Persons
Tuesday Weld AKA: Susan Ker Weld
Tupac Shakur AKA: Lesane Parish Crooks
Twiggy Lawson AKA: Leslie Hornby

Vanessa Marcil AKA: Sally Vanessa Ortiz
Vanilla Ice AKA: Robert Van Winkle
Veronica Lake AKA: Constance Frances Marie Ockleman
Victor Borge AKA: Borge Rosembaum
Victoria Principal AKA: Concettina Principale
Vikki Carr AKA: Florencia Bisenta De Casillas Martinez Cardona
Vin Diesel AKA: Mark Vincent
Vincent Gardenia AKA: Vincent Scognamiglio
Vivien Liegh AKA: Vivian Mary Harley

W.C. Fields AKA: William Claude Dukenfield
Walter Matthau AKA: Walter Matuschanskayasky
Willie Aames AKA: Albert William Upton
Winona Ryder AKA: Winona Laura Horowitz
Wolfman Jack AKA: Robert Weston Smith
Woody Allen AKA: Allan Stewart Konigsberg
Wynonna Judd AKA: Christina Claire Ciminella

Yahoo Serious AKA: Greg Pead
Yul Brenner AKA: Taidje Khan

Zsa Zsa Gabor AKA: Sari Gabor