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List Rules 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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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Gene Wilder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Muddy Waters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Joan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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John Denver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Charo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Alan Alda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Kirk Douglas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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John Wayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Boris Karloff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Natalie Wood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Jane Seymour is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Michael Landon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Patsy Cline is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Akon - born Aliaune Damala Bou... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!
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Ben Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Cheryl Ladd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Elvis Costello is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Roy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Twiggy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Diahann Carroll is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Eve Arden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!