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These days it has become a trend for Hollywood celebrities to use pseudonyms, and their alias have become more important and more recognizable than their actual names.There are a ton of reasons why a celebrity would want to change their name on their way to make it big, maybe for privacy concerns or some actors still want to have a level of anonymity - either in their private or legal dealings.
You never know, but here are celebrities whose real name will shock you.
Her full name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, but she later changed her name to avoid confusion with the actress Kate Hudson.
Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj and she performs under the name Nicki Minaj.
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.
It was Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer and now it's just Julie Bowen, perhaps to sound more like she was part of a modern family.
Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.
She modeled 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.
David Bowie, his real name was David Robert Jones and he changed it in order to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees
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.
Armando Christian Pérez.