26 Famous Divorcées Who Kept Their Ex-Husbands' Names

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After a divorce, many women keep their ex-husband's name, especially if they are a known celebrity whose name is part of their public identity. Several famous actresses, musicians, and authors still use their ex-husband's last names even though they have been divorced for many years. Some of these famous ladies have even remarried, but they still keep the last name of their previous husbands. Often times, they have become more famous than the ex-husband whose name they use.

Who is the most famous woman who still uses her married name? Susan Sarandon tops this list. Susan Sarandon, born Susan Abigail Tomalin, was married to Chris Sarandon from 1967-1979 and has kept his last name.

Demi Moore, born Demi Guynes, was married to musician Freddy Moore from 1980-1985. She kept his last name after they divorced, despite being remarried twice after their divorce.

Do you think it is a good idea to keep your ex's married name after you get divorced? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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  1. Susan Sarandon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 26 Famous Divorcées Who Kept Their Ex-Husbands' Names
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    Susan Sarandon, born Susan Abigail Tomalin, was married to Chris Sarandon from 1967-1979. She kept his last name after they divorced even though she was then in a relationship with Tim Robbins for over 20 years.
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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Activist, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Lovely Bones
  2. Demi Moore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 26 Famous Divorcées Who Kept Their Ex-Husbands' Names
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    Demi Moore, born Demi Guynes, was married to musician Freddy Moore from 1980-1985. She kept his last name after they divorced even though she was later married to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher.
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    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Ghost, A Few Good Men, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Mr. Brooks
  3. Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 26 Famous Divorcées Who Kept Their Ex-Husbands' Names
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    Singer Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, was married to Ike Turner from 1962-1978. She kept his name even though she married Erwin Bach in 2013.
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    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Choreographer, Author, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: GoldenEye, Tina Turner: Live in Amsterdam, What's Love Got to Do with It, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  4. Ivana Trump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 26 Famous Divorcées Who Kept Their Ex-Husbands' Names
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    Model and socialite Ivana Trump, born Ivana Marie Zelníčková, was married to Donald Trump from 1977-1992. She kept his name after they divorced even though she was remarried two more times.
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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Zlín, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Socialite, Fashion Model, Designer, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Ivana Trump's For Love Alone
  5. Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 26 Famous Divorcées Who Kept Their Ex-Husbands' Names
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    Musician Pat Benatar, born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, kept the last name of her ex-husband, Dennis Benatar, even though she has been married to Neil Giraldo since 1982.
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    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Greenpoint, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Bank teller
    • Credits: Sesame Street, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Italian Job, Blue Valentine
  6. Suzanne Somers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 26 Famous Divorcées Who Kept Their Ex-Husbands' Names
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    Suzanne Somers, born Suzanne Marie Mahoney, kept the last name of her ex-husband, Bruce Somers, after they divorced in 1968. She has been married to Alan Hamel since 1977.
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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: San Bruno, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Author, Actor, Singer, Writer
    • Credits: Step by Step, Three's Company, She's the Sheriff, American Graffiti
  7. Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 26 Famous Divorcées Who Kept Their Ex-Husbands' Names
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    Comedian Joy Behar, born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto, kept the last name of her ex-husband, Joe Behar, when they divorced. She married Steve Janowitz in 2011.
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    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Williamsburg, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Actor, Voice acting, Writer, + more
    • Credits: The View, The Joy Behar Show, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Wisecracks
  8. Raquel Welch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 26 Famous Divorcées Who Kept Their Ex-Husbands' Names
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    Raquel Welch, born Jo Raquel Tejada, kept the last name of her ex-husband, James Welch, after they divorced in 1964.
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    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Actor
    • Credits: The Three Musketeers, Fantastic Voyage, Legally Blonde, The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge
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