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Lots of famous people are known by names that aren't the names they were originally given. Pen names & stage names abound amongst celebrities, you'll probably recognise most, if not all of the famous names, but do you know their real names?



Julie Andrews (Actor)
Julia Elizabeth Wells
Catherine Jane Andrew
Claire Durston
Patricia Mary Wesley


Boris Karloff (Actor)
Boris Boleskoff
William Henry Pratt
Everett Richardson
Rupert Edgar Rolff


Fred Astaire (Actor, dancer, singer)
Francis Stairwell
Frederick Stanz
Frank Astor
Frederick Austerlitz


Ben Kingsley (Actor)
Krishna Bhanji
Benjamin Knight
Kenneth Rajanni
Ben Kettledorf


Jack Benny (Comedian)
John Graboski
Kurt Seigel
Benjamin Kubelsky
Jack Benjamin


Woody Allen (Actor, screenwriter, director)
Lester Allen
Alan Goldman
Benedict Woods
Allen Stewart Konigsberg


River Phoenix (Actor)
River Jude Bottom
Richard Leonard River
River Pheonix Bottom
Roger S. Samules


Brigitte Bardot (Actor)
Camilla Jaune
Camille Javal
Brigitte Goddard
Jennete Bureau


John Barrymore (Actor)
Jack Smith
John William Booth
John Sidney Blythe
Sidney John Smith


Rudolph Valentino (Actor)
Antonio Tortelli
Angelino Russelini
Rudolpho Guglielmi
Roberto Guilini


Eric Clapton (Musician)
Stuart Kapleton
Eric Clapp
Leslie Townshend
Reginald Clenton


Lewis Carroll (Author)
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Hedwick Lee Fitzroy
Charles James Jameson
Barry Hallorhan


Muddy Waters (Musician)
Jerry Waters
John Riverside
Ruddy Battleford
McKinley Morganfield


Sir Michael Caine (Actor)
Michael McCaney
Edgar Summerside
Patrick John Caine
Maurice J. Micklewhite


Dame Agatha Christie (Author)
Mary Jane Anderson
Clarissa Lousie Edgars
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller
Christine LeBow


Mickey Rooney (Actor)
Joe Yule Jnr.
Michael X. Brown
Jack McCarthy
Samuel Jones


Natalie Wood (Actor)
Nicole Rudenska
Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin
Greta Stadenkeya
Natasha Treshenka


Anne Rice (Author)
Agatha Lee Hampton
Francis Rose Napolitano
Howard Allen O'Brien
Howland Alice Rivers


Greta Garbo (Actor)
Gertha Molleman
Greta Lovisa Gustaffson
Great Alicia Levy
Louisa Alice Garbo


Robbie Coltrane (Actor)
Anthony Robert McMillan
Robert A. Coltrane
Robin McCarthy
Richard E. Carlisle




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