The Real Names of 18 Most Famous Celebrities in the World
Posted on Jun 06, 2016
The use of aliases and pseudonyms is common in the entertainment industry, and these celebs dropped their birth names for those that could catch on with ease.
1. Chevy Chase
This famous comedian was born Cornelius Crane Chase and he named himself Chevy from the traditional English song "The Ballad of Chevy Chase".
2. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon's stage name is just part of her real name, which was Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon.
3. Nicki Minaj
Nicki was born Onika Tanya Maraj, but that was deemed as an uncatchy name, so she changed it.
4. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah was born with the biblical name of Orpah, but the people kept mispronouncing her name, so she chose to keep Oprah.