Celebrity Real Name Trivia Quiz

Celebrities can’t choose the name they’re given by their parents but if it’s not glamorous enough or there’s already another celebrity with the same name, then they always have the option of using a stage name. Some of them go even further and legally change their name. Take our celebrity real name trivia quiz and see how much you know about star’s real names.

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How is out-of-this-world pop star Peter Gene Hernandez better known?

Bruno Mars.

Farrokh Bulsara was the real name of which rock singer who died in 1991?

Freddie Mercury.

Which Star Wars star’s real name is Neta-Lee Hershlag?

Natalie Portman.

Katheryn Hudson is more familiar to us as which roaring singer?

Katy Perry.

England-born singer/songwriter Reginald Dwight made the “Sacrifice” of changing his name to what?

Elton John.

Eric Marlon Bishop is the real name of which American comedian and actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in “Ray”?

Jamie Foxx.

Which Scottish DJ’s real name is Adam Richard Wiles?

Calvin Harris.

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor is the birth name of which regal-sounding singer?


Which classic Hollywood leading man who starred in several of Alfred Hitchcock’s films was born Archibald Leach?

Cary Grant.

How is American singer, songwriter and actress Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known?

Lady Gaga.

Which female rapper’s original name was Onika Tanya Maraj?

Nicki Manaj.

Which English actor who played Austin Power’s father in the movie “Austin Powers in Goldmember”, was born Maurice Micklewhite?

Michael Caine.

Which “fabled” singer/songwriter’s real name is John Roger Stephens?

John Legend.

Norma Jean Baker was the real name of which blonde bombshell actress?

Marilyn Monroe.

Anna Mae Bullock was the birth name of which singer and actress who first found fame with her husband before making a major comeback as a solo artist in the 1980s?

Tina Turner.

Thomas Jacob Black is the real name of which American actor and comedian?

Jack Black.

Which Australian singer and rapper flowered once she changed her name from Amethyst Amelia Kelly?

Iggy Azalea.

Which actress opened “The Doors” to a successful career when she changed her name from Margaret Mary Emily Hyra?

Meg Ryan.

Which American actor, director and comedian was born Allen Konigsberg?

Woody Allen.

Which English actor, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ghandi, was originally named Krishna Pandit Bhanji?

Sir Ben Kingsley.

Georgios Panayiotou kept the “Faith” and became a global pop star under what name?

George Michael.

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