Famous Families 6 Celebrities Who Were Lied to About Their Parents  

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Can you imagine growing up believing that your mom and dad were your real parents, only to find out that everything they told you was a lie? Several famous actors, actresses and musicians were lied to about the identity of their parents. Some of these celebs grew up believing that their grandparents were actually their parents, while others were deceived about their mom and dads' identities completely. 

Who is the most famous person who was lied to about their parents? Marilyn Monroe tops our list. Marilyn Monroe never really knew who her dad was, but Martin "Eddie" Mortensen is believed to be her biological father. Todd Rundgren is listed as the father on Liv Tyler's birth certificate. Over 10 years later, she learned that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was really her biological dad.

Several famous men were also lied to about their parents. Jack Nicholson was brought up by his grandparents, who he believed to be his parents. He learned that his sister was actually his mother as an adult. Bobby Darin was raised by his grandparents, who were trying to hide the fact that their teenage, unwed daughter had given birth.

How do you think these famous people cope with being lied to about their parents? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 6 Celebrities Who Were Lied to About Their Parents
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Todd Rundgren is listed as the father on Liv Tyler's birth certificate. Over 10 years later, she learned that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was really her biological dad.

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Age: 40

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 6 Celebrities Who Were Lied to About Their Parents
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Jack Nicholson was brought up by his grandparents, who he believed to be his parents. He learned that his sister was actually his mother as an adult.

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Age: 80

Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 6 Celebrities Who Were Lied to About Their Parents
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Eric Clapton never met his biological father, who died in 1985. He wrote the song "My Father's Eyes" as a way to work through his thoughts about the situation. He grew up thinking that his grandmother and her husband were his parents.

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Age: 73

Birthplace: Ripley, United Kingdom

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 6 Celebrities Who Were Lied to About Their Parents
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Marilyn Monroe never really knew who her dad was, but Martin "Eddie" Mortensen is believed to be her biological father.

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Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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