Hollywood celebrities real names

Hollywood celebrities real names

Hollywood celebrities real names

Changing the name is a common practice among freshman actors that come to Hollywood nowadays. In the past this was a secret practice and celebrities kept their real names secret for a long time.

Among those who changed their name before entering into the spotlight we can find some of the most famous American stars including Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Cher, Greta Garbo, Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Seymour and Tom Cruise.  Some of them had weird names while others only wanted to change it with one that sound better or is easier to remember.

Boris Karloff – William Henry Pratt

Brigitte Bardot – Camille Javal

Cary Grant – Archibald Leach

Charles Bronson – Charles Buchinski

Cher – Cherilyn Sarkisian

Connie Francis – Concetta Franconero

Danny DeVito – Danial Michaeli

Danny Kaye – David Kaminsky

Dean Martin – Dino Crocetti

Doris Day – Doris Von Kappelhoff

Edward G. Robinson – Emmanuel Goldenberg

Engelbert Humperdink – Arnold Dorsey

Fred Astaire – Frederick Austerlitz

Greta Garbo – Greta Gustafsson

Jane Seymour – Joyce Frankenburg

Jerry Lewis – Joseph Levitch

Joan Crawford – Lucille Le Sueur

John Wayne – Michael Morrison

Kirk Douglas – Issur Danielovitch

Lauren Bacall- Joan Perske

Madonna – Louise Ciccone

Marilyn Monroe – Norma Jean Baker

Michael Caine – Maurice Micklewhite

Mickey Rooney – Joe Yule Jr.

Natalie Wood – Natasha Gurdin

Omar Sharif – Michael Shalhouz

Rita Hayworth – Margarita Cansino

Robert Taylor – Spangler Arlington Brugh

Rock Hudson – Roy Scherer Jr.

Sandra Dee – Alexandra Zuck

Stephanie Powers – Stefania Federkiewicz

Tom Cruise – Thomas Mapother IV

Tony Bennett – Anthony Benedetto

Tony Curtis – Bernard Schwarz

Victor Borge – Borge Rosenbaum

Woody Allen – Allen Konigsberg

Yul Brynner – Taidje Kahn

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