You may not have come across the names Diane Hall or Olivia Jane Cockburn because these are originally the names of the famous celebrities Diane Keaton and Olivia Wilde. In Hollywood, going for a name that sounds appealing to people is a popular trend. Simplifying the names and keeping something that is easier to pronounce and remember is definitely an ongoing trend since time immemorial. So, here is an interesting trivia for you. Here are some celebrities with different real names.
Katy Perry was not born with this name. Her real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. Born on October 25, 1984, she is one of the celebrities who is a popular philanthropist as well. She was also announced as the Goodwill Ambassador in 2013.
Born on November 11, 1962, Demi Moore’s birth name is Demi Gene Guynes. The stunning actress who is known for her role in General Hospital definitely made the right decision. We cannot imagine Hollywood without Demi Moore.
Although Hollywood still popularly refers to her as Sally, Meg Ryan was born by the name of Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra. She grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut. Meg Ryan has pursued journalism and has also taken on advertising jobs. In a way, she has explored the entire media gamut beautifully.
Born in the year 1947 in the middle of Hollywood in Beverly Hills, the celebrity by the birth name Albert Lawrence Einstein became a popular supporting actor called Albert Brooks. You would remember him from Taxi Driver, Out of Sight, Broadcast News, and Lost in America.
Born on December 1st, 1935, the ace filmmaker was born by the name of Allan Stewart Konigsberg. Allen got into the showbiz at the age of 15 years. He is most popularly known for giving us marvels such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, and most recently, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Natalie Wood’s death has been a case of concern for many Hollywood celebrities. Her birth name was Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko and she got into the showbiz at a tender age of four years. Coming from a Ukrainian and Russian descent, her family name was changed to Gurdin later.
After knowing the real name of Tina Fey, we are not surprised that she changed it to get into the showbiz. Her real name is Elizabeth Stamatina Fey. Apart from donning the hat of an actress, she is also quite popular as a comedian, playwright, producer, and a writer.
While some of these celebrities are quite popular, just to add to your trivia, you can also read on to know the real names of some of the other popular celebs.
- Alicia Keys was born as Alicia Augello Cook
- Christopher Ashton Kutcher is popularly known as Ashton Kutcher
- Brad Pitt’s real name is William Bradley Pitt
- Bruno Mars’ birth name is Peter Gene Hernandez
It is always interesting to know about your favorite celebrities, especially such lesser-known things are sure to keep you intrigued!