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114 Stars Whose Real Names Will Surprise You

One thing that's never gone out of style with celebrities? Cultivating a unique persona with the help of a stage name. Even today, as social media influences celebrities to be more authentic and accessible, new stars have traded their names for shorter or more-memorable zingers. While some completely wipe the slate clean (we're looking at you, Lady Gaga!), others simply replace a first or last name. Scroll through to discover the real names your favorite stars were born with.


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