Do you think you know everything about your favorite celebrity? Think again!
In addition to other things, many-a-time we find a celebrity to be attractive because of their names. If you have ever thought of naming your child after your favorite actor/celebrity, you might not be the only one because there is a general notion that celeb names are attractive. For so long, celebrities have worked on various aspects of their lives and lifestyles to keep the glitz and glamour of their world intact; having an attractive and catchy name is one such aspect.
Therefore, many actors and musicians take up a screen name that either makes them stand out or is aesthetically pleasing. But there are other reasons too. For example, Batman actor Michael Keaton whose real name is Michael John Douglas was forced to change his name because the actors union in the US only allows one person to be registered under that title and we already have a Michael Douglas. On the other hand, Tina Fey changed her name solely due to aesthetic reason, claims NY Post.
But not all cool names are changed names. To us, Blake Lively or Zac Efron might sound like made-up names, but they are not! Guess what? Miley Cyrus is.
So here are some popular celebrities from the tinsel town who changed their names for the silver screen.
Real name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Real name: Destiny Hope Cyrus
Real name: Joaquín Rafael Bottom
Real name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Real name: Christopher Ashton Kutcher
Real name: Mark Sinclair Vincent
Real name: Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez
Real name: Demetria Gene Guynes
Real name: Enrique Martín Morales
Real name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Real name: Emily Jean Stone
Real name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Real name: Ilyena Vasilievna Mironoff
Real name: Norma Jean Mortenson
Real name: Caryn Elaine Johnson