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Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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List Criteria: Vote on the funniest/most surprising given name of these well-known actors, singers, wrestlers and politicians

List of real names of celebrities, including actors, singers, wrestlers, and even politicians. Many actors and actresses use stage names for privacy or to get ahead in a tough industry. Musicians also use pseudonyms or to create alter ego personas that separate their real selves from who they become when they perform.

What celebrities have embarrassing real names? What performers use pseudonyms? This list of celebs with funny real names cites the funny real names of people who you may know to be tough or exotic. In the beginning, they were just normal people, and these real celeb names will give you a little peek into the former lives of some of the world's biggest celebrities.
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    Gene Simmons - born Chaim Witz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

    Gene Simmons - born Chaim Witz

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    Elton John - born Reginald Kenneth Dwight

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    Marilyn Monroe - born Norma Jean Mortensen Norma Jean Mortensen

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    Mickey Rooney - born Joe Yule,... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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    Randy Savage - born Randall Ma... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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    Randy Savage - born Randall Mario Poffo

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    John Wayne - born Marion Michael Morrison

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    Gerald Ford - born Leslie Lync... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

    Gerald Ford - born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.

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    Cher - born Cherilyn Sarkisian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

    Cher - born Cherilyn Sarkisian

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    Snoop Dogg - born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.

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    Rita Hayworth - born Margarita... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

    Rita Hayworth - born Margarita Cansino

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    Whoopi Goldberg - born Caryn J... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

    Whoopi Goldberg - born Caryn Johnson

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    Ben Kingsley - born Krishna Banji

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    Ice Cube - born O'Shea Jackson

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    Cheryl Ladd - born Cheryl Stoppelmoor

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    Sugar Ray Robinson - born Walk... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

    Sugar Ray Robinson - born Walker Smith, Jr.

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    Diahann Carroll - born Carol Diane Baker

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    Ice-T - born Tracy Morrow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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