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Baby Name Pseudonyms

Your name helps determine your fortune. Perhaps no one knows that better than the famous people listed below.

Name changing is a common practice among those in the entertainment industry, where a great-sounding name equals a great public image and star appeal.

What happens if you don't like your given name?
Change it!

That's just what these famous actors, actresses, musicians and athletes did. See how many of their real names you can guess correctly.


Muhammed Ali
Woody Allen
Julie Andrews
Fred Astaire
Lauren Bacall
Lucille Ball
Tony Bennett
Jack Benny
Irving Berlin
Yogi Berra
David Bowie
Ellen Burstyn
Boy George
Charles Bronson
Bugs Bunny
George Burns
Michael Caine
Ray Charles
Chevy Chase
Alice Cooper
Bing Crosby
Rodney Dangerfield
Doris Day
John Denver
Bob Dylan
The Edge
W.C. Fields
Alice Cooper
Greta Garbo
Judy Garland
Cary Grant
Gary Hart
Bob Hope
Englebert Humperdinck
Kareen Abdul-Jabbar
Elton John
Ann Landers
Michael Landon
Jerry Lewis
Sophia Loren
Dean Martin
Paul McCartney
Marilyn Monroe
Bernadette Peters
Ginger Rogers
Mickey Rooney
Sissy Spacek
Ringo Starr
Abigail Van Buren
John Wayne
Raquel Welch
Gene Wilder
Shelley Winters
Stevie Wonder

Real Name

Cassius Clay
Allen Stewart Konigsberg
Julia Vernon
Frederick Austerlitz
Betty Joan Perske
Diane Belmont
Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Benjamin Kubelsky
Israel Baline
Lawrence Peter Berra
Paul Hewson
David Jones
Edna Rae Gillooly
George Alan O'Dowd
Charles Buchinsky
Happy Rabbit
Nathan Birnbaum
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
Ray Charles Robinson
Cornelius Crane Chase
Cherilyn La Pierre
Vincent Damon Furnier
Harry Lillis Crosby
John Cohen
Doris Kappelhoff
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
Robert Allen Zimmerman
David Evans
William Claude Dukenfield
Vincent David Furnier
Greta Luisa Gustafson
Frances Gumm
Archibald Leach
Gary Hartpence
Roy Halston Frowick
Leslie Townes Hope
Arnold Dorsey
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Esther Eppie Pauline Friedman Lederer
Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Joseph Levitch
Wladziu Valentino Liberace
Sophia Scicoloni
Madonna Veronica Louise Ciccone
Dino Crocetti
James Paul McCartney
Marvin Lee Aday
Norma Jean Baker
Bernadette Lazarra
Prince Rogers Nelson
Virginia Katherine McMath
Joe Yule, Jr.
Gordon Sumner
Mary Elizabeth Spacek
Richard Starkey
Pauline Esther Popo Friedman Phillips
Marion Michael Morrison
Raquel Tejada
Jerome Silberman
Shirley Schrift
Steveland Morris Hardaway

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