44 Celebrities' Real Names

Neither Demi Moore nor Bruce Willis were born that way
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2012 10:21 AM CST
In this photograph taken by AP Images for Sobieski, Sobieski Vodka global brand ambassador Bruce Willis offers a toast of Sobieski Vodka for charity at Binny's in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010.   (David Banks/ AP Images for Sobieski)

(Newser) – It's no secret that sometimes celebrities' names are just too perfect to be the ones they were born with. The Huffington Post rounds up the real names of 44 stars, including:

  • Meg Ryan: Margaret Hyra
  • Pat Benatar: Patricia Mae Andrzejewski
  • Chevy Chase: Cornelius Crane Chase
  • Portia De Rossi: Amanda Lee Rogers
  • Dakota Fanning: Hannah Fanning
  • Steven Tyler: Steven Victor Tallarico
  • Alicia Keys: Alicia Augello Cook

  • Spike Lee: Shelton Jackson Lee
  • Joan Rivers: Joan Alexandra Molinsky
  • Tina Turner: Anna Mae Bullock
  • Demi Moore: Demetria Gene Guynes
  • Helen Mirren: Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov
  • Bruce Willis: Walter Willis
  • Ben Kingsley: Krishna Pandit Bhanji
Click for the complete list, which includes an Oscar-winning actor born with the unfortunate moniker "Maurice Joseph Micklewhite."

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