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Celebrities aren't born with their razzle dazzle stage names.

Here are some shockingly plain real birth names of the stars...

Julia Andrews- Julia Elizabeth Wells

Jennifer Aniston- Jennifer Linn Anastassakis

Pat Benetar- Patricia Andrzejewsk

Mel Brooks - Melvin Kaminsky

Jackie Chan - Kong-Sang Chan

Chevy Chase - Cornelius Crane Chase

Julia Child - Julia Carolyn McWilliams

Alice Cooper - Vincent Damon Furnier

Elvis Costello - Declan Patrick McManus

Rodney Dangerfield - Jacob Cohen

Portia De Rossi - Amanda Lee Rogers

John Denver - Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Cordazer Calvin Broadus

Bob Dylan - Robert Zimmerman

Kirk Douglas - IrIssur Danielovitch Demsky

Gloria Estefan - Gloria Maria Fajardo

Jamie Foxx - Eric Bishop

Judy Garland - Frances Gumm

Whoopi Goldberg -Caryn Elaine Johnson

Kathy Lee Gifford - Kathryn Epstein

Billie Holiday - Eleanora Fagan

Billy Idol - William Broad

Elton John - Reginald Kenneth Dwight

Alicia Keys - Alicia Augello Cook

Larry King - Lawrence Harvey Zeiger

Queen Latifah - Dana Owens

Ralph Lauren - Ralph Lipschitz

Barry Manilow - Barry Allen Pincus

Freddy Mercury - Farouk Bulsara

Marilyn Monroe - Norma Jeane Mortenson

Demi Moore - Demetria Gene Guynes

Chuck Norris - Carlos Ray

Freddy Prinze - Frederick Karl Pruetzel

Joan Rivers - Joan Sandra Molinsky

Mickey Rooney - Joe Yule Jr.

Meg Ryan - Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

Dr. Seuss - Theodore Seuss Geisel

Jane Seymour - Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg

Tupac Shakur - Lesane Parish Crooks

Gene Simmons - Chaim Witz

Ringo Starr - Richard Starkey

Donna Summer - LaDonna Adrian Gaines

Anna Nicole Smith - Vickie Lynn Hogan

Twiggy - Leslie Hornby

Tina Turner - Anna Mae Bullock

Shania Twain - Eileen Regina Edwards

John Wayne - Marion Michael Morrison


I checked reliable sources to see that they were all correct and they are, it blew my mind! You never really think of them as real people, but at one point they were!

5 Answers

  • >:D
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Cornelius hahahah. I miss Chevy Chase... does he still make movies? :P

    LOL at Dr. Seuss! haha Theodore.

    Thanks for sharing!

    by the way, it breaks my heart that Chuck Norris isn't Chuck Norris' real name. World ...shattered.

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  • Lauren
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I was looking at this earlier on the front pages of my baby name book..

    I think some of there pre-celeb names were better..

    I like Declan better than Elvis, and Leslie better than Twiggy..

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This was taken from a chain main thing or what? Half of them might be fake. Lolz.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No wonder they call their children what they do LOL interesting.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    wow thats crazy! no wonder they changed there names! lol

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