The Real Names of These Celebrities Will Surprise You

Many celebrities use stage names or pseudonyms throughout their careers. The Screen Actors Guild has a rule where no two members can have identical names, often resulting in a stage name or the less dramatic inclusion of a middle initial. Some celebrities might just be trying to make their names sound simpler, more attractive, or even hide their ethnicity. Here is a list of 15 of the more surprising celebrity birth names.

1. Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde
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It is easy to surmise the reason that Olivia Wilde decided to change her name, which was originally Olivia Jane Cockburn.

The surname ‘Wilde’ is derived from the famous writer, Oscar Wilde.

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