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For whatever reason, many famous people choose to adopt a "second self," or alter ego. Several celebrities have adopted alter egos, like musicians who develop alter egos as a way to push themselves creatively or break into a new genre, or comedians who use them as a way to go unrecognized. Most celebrities have one, or maybe two alter egos, but one as 15! Which famous people have an alter ego?

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has several hilarious alter egos, including Ali G, Borat, Bruno, and Admiral General Haffaz Aladee,n who have all been featured on film and on TV. He uses his funny alter egos for comedic purposes and even appeared at the Oscars as his Aladeen alter ego. Female pop stars like Beyonce and and Katy Perry often perform as their alter egos, Sasha Fierce and Kathy Beth Terry. Other singers and actors who have alternate personalities include Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Lopez.

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Have Alter Egos
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In 2009, Jennifer Lopez, AKA J Lo, introduced her mysterious new alter ego Lola.

Age: 49

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

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Have Alter Egos
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Will Smith first rose to stardom in the late-80s as his alter ego The Fresh Prince.  He was so successful that he made the jump from rapping to acting with his hit sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  He switched back to Will Smith as he started his film career.

Age: 50

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Have Alter Egos
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Miley Cyrus rose to stardom partially in thanks to her Disney pop star alter ego Hannah Montana.

Age: 26

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Celebrities Who Have Alter Egos
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Marky Marky is the rap alter ego of the Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg.

Age: 47

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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