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Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names

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List of celebrities with stage names, loosely ranked according to fame and popularity. It's tough to break into show business, but a good stage name might give you a leg up in a sea of boring Joe Smiths and Anne Taylors. This list includes famous people you didn't know were using stage names, including those who go by their middle names and celebrities who used variations of family names. A number of people on this list changed their names to avoid confusion with other actors. For example, the Batman you know as Michael Keaton was born Michael John Douglas - not to be confused with Michael Kirk Douglas (whose own father, Kirk Douglas, was born Issur Danielovitch). Other celebrities changed their names to protect their privacy. Natalie Hershlag was a famous child actress, but you have always known her as Natalie Portman. Some celebrities who use pseudonyms changed their names themselves just because they sounded better.

This list of famous stage names includes celebrities who go by nicknames and famous people who have changed their names. It does not, however, include female celebrities who use their married surnames professionally, famous people who were adopted by stepparents at a young age and had their names legally changed as children, or celebrities with obviously theatrical stage names, such as many wrestlers and eponymous artists. You know Adele must have a last name. You know Sting's real name is not Sting. You are pretty sure it's not just a coincidence that the Macho Man's last name was Savage. For more lists of celebrity names, check out the funniest real names of celebrities and this list of stupid celebrity baby names.

List Criteria: Famous people who you know by their pseudonyms - no surnames changed because of marriage

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  1. Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter More
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  3. Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer More
  4. Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter More
  5. Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor More
  6. Television producer, Film Producer, Author More
  7. Record producer, Pianist, Musician More
  8. Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet More
  9. Wrestler, Actor, Presenter More
  10. Film Producer, Model, Actor More
  11. Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Author More
  12. Model, Actor More
  13. Record producer, Pianist, Television producer More
  14. Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist More
  15. Television director, Pianist, Television producer More
  16. Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist More
  17. Actor, Voice acting, Singer More
  18. Television producer, Film Producer, Actor More
  19. Theatrical producer, Television producer, Children's book author More
  20. Actor, Vaudeville Performer, Singer More
  21. Television director, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur More
  22. Comedian, Soldier, Television producer More
  23. Pin-up girl, Pianist, Model More
  24. Actor, Voice acting More
  25. Musician, Film Producer, Actor More

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