27 Celebs' Real Names

Does Vincent Damon Furnier sound like a rocker's name?

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 20, 2013 8:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Alice Cooper wasn't actually born with his female-sounding name; his parents dubbed him Vincent Damon Furnier. Radar lists the real names of 26 more stars:

  • Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray
  • Sting: Gordon Sumner
  • Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch
  • Jodie Foster: Alicia Christian Foster
  • Hulk Hogan: Terry Jean Bollette
  • George Michael: Georgios Panayiotou

  • Joaquin Phoenix: Joaquin Rafael Bottom
  • Vin Diesel: Mark Vincent
  • R. Kelly: Robert Syvester Kelly
  • Brigitte Bardot: Camille Javal
  • Olivia Wilde: Olivia Jane Cockburn
  • Miley Cyrus: Destiny Hope Cyrus
  • Rihanna: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
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Alice Cooper wasn't actually born with his female-sounding name; his parents dubbed him Vincent Damon Furnier. Radar lists the real names of 26 more stars.   (AP Photo / Ian West/PA)
Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray   (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Sting: Gordon Sumner   (AP Photo/NBC, Heidi Gutman)
Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Jodie Foster: Alicia Christian Foster   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Hulk Hogan: Terry Jean Bollette   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
George Michael: Georgios Panayiotou   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Joaquin Phoenix: Joaquin Rafael Bottom   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)
Vin Diesel: Mark Vincent   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
R. Kelly: Robert Syvester Kelly   (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
Brigitte Bardot: Camille Javal   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
Olivia Wilde: Olivia Jane Cockburn   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Miley Cyrus: Destiny Hope Cyrus   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Rihanna: Robyn Rihanna Fenty   (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Glenn Pinkerton)
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