famous names

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Famous people sometimes do not use their real name - the name that were born with. Here is a list of famous examples in various fields.

See a similar list of famous stage names in the Czech Republic.

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Hollywood Golden Age actors and actresses

  • Fred Astaire - Frederick Austerlitz
  • Ginger Rogers - Virginia Katherine McMath
  • Judy Garland - Frances Ethel Gumm
  • Gene Kelly - Eugene Curran Kelly
  • Gary Cooper - Frank James Cooper
  • Marilyn Monroe - Norma Jeane Mortenson
  • Cary Grant - Archibald Alexander Leach
  • John Wayne - Marion Robert Morrison
  • Rita Hayworth - Margarita Carmen Cansino
  • Joan Crawford - Lucille Fay LeSueur
  • Kirk Douglas - Issur Danielovitch

Hollywood actors and actresses these days

  • Nicolas Cage - Nicolas Kim Coppola
  • Diane Keaton - Diane Hall

British Actors

  • Benny Hill - Alfred Hawthorne Hill

American Businesmen

  • Bill Gates - William Henry Gates III
  • Tony Robbins - Jay Mahavorick

Singers

  • Ringo Starr (The Beatles) - Richard Starkey
  • Freddie Mercury (Queen) - Farrokh Bulsara
  • Elton John - Reginald Kenneth Dwight
  • George Michael - Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
  • Meat Loaf - Marvin Lee Aday
  • P!nk - Alecia Beth Moore

Writers

  • Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens
  • Jack London - John Griffith Chaney
  • Molière - Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
  • Voltaire - François-Marie Arouet
  • George Orwell - Eric Arthur Blair
  • Lewis Carroll - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Artists

  • Andy Warhol - Andrej Varchola, Jr.
  • Yves Saint Laurent - Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent
  • Pablo Picasso - Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso
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