11 Celebrities Who Hid Their Real Names From Us

Pitbull's name is damn shocking!

11 Celebrities Who Hid Their Real Names From Us
SPONSORED

Have you heard of Elton John? The famous British singer, pianist and a composer. What if we tell you that it wasn't his real name; as his real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. These days it has become a trend for Hollywood celebrities to use pseudonyms, and their alias has become more important and even more recognisable than their actual names. 

There are a tonne of reasons why would a celebrity want to change their name on their way to make it big, maybe for privacy concerns or some celebrities still want to have a level of anonymity - either in their private or legal dealings. Although one can never really know what made them choose another name, on the way to fame, but you can still know who actually went for a pseudonym to take away attention from their real identity. 

Here is a list of celebrities whose real names will shock you:

1. Do you know why Katy Perry changed her name? 

1. Do you know why Katy Perry changed her name? 

Katy Perry's full name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, but she later changed her name to avoid confusion with the actress Kate Hudson. She later adopted the 'Perry' for the stage from her mother, as it is her maiden name. However, it has been reported that she was in thoughts of changing her last name to her new husband Russell Brand's name.

RELATED STORIES

2. Nicki Minaj

2. Nicki Minaj
via

Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj and she performs under the name Nicki Minaj.

3. Bruno Mars 

3. Bruno Mars 
via

His real name is Peter Gene Bayot, but there is an interesting story behind his stage name. His stage name, "Bruno Mars", was inspired by the wrestler Bruno Sammartino, because as a child Bruno was confident, independent and strong-willed, like the wrestler. The 'Mars' came along because girls used to say he was "out of this world," so he used the planet Mars as his last name.

4. Julie Bowen

4. Julie Bowen
via

It was Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer and now it's just Julie Bowen, perhaps to sound more like she was part of a modern family.

5. Lady Gaga

5. Lady Gaga
via

Lady gaga's name was inspired by the Queen song, 'Radio Gaga', but then it is not her real name. Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

6. Marilyn Monroe

6. Marilyn Monroe
via

This American actress was famous for playing 'dumb blonde' characters, she had many names until she legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. 

She modelled under the names Jean Norman and Mona Monroe, her initial idea for a screen name was Jean Adair but she signed into hotels as Zelda Zonk and into a psychiatric clinic as Faye Miller until she got her name as Marilyn. 

7. Vin Diesel

7. Vin Diesel
via

The Fast and the Furious star's real name is quite awesome, it is Mark Sinclair Vincent.

8. David Bowie

8. David Bowie
via

His real name was David Robert Jones and he changed it in order to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees

9. Nicolas Cage

9. Nicolas Cage
via

Nicolas Kim Coppola is nephew of the director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, and the cousin of directors Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola.

10. Pitbull

10. Pitbull
via

His name is truly hard to even remember, it is Armando Christian Pérez.

Did you already know even a single name?