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Check Out The Real Names of Hollywood Stars

Julie Anne Smith? Shawn Corey Carter? Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne? Ever heard these names of famous stars before? Stars? Yes, you read it right. These are names of some of the A-listers in Hollywood who are well known by their stage names.

Most of the stars select a stage name which is easy to remember and pronounce as well. From Julianne Moore to Jay Z, we have a list of the stars whose real name is nowhere related to the stage ones. For example, we all know the rapper by his stage name, Jay Z. However, his real name is Shawn Corey Carter.

Interestingly, some of the Hollywood celebrities' real names are too big so they have used a short one. For example, Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne is none other than the handsome British actor, Eddie Redmayne who won the Best Actor Oscar award this year.

Similarly, Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is our pretty actress, Reese Witherspoon who has cut her name short.

It is not just actors who have changed their names. Rappers and singers, mainly artists in the music industry also changed their names. Guess who is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson? It is not Jennifer Hudson but Katy Perry!

Here is a list of shocking real names of celebrities in Hollywood. Take a look...

Eddie Redmayne

Edward John David "Eddie" Redmayne is the actual name of the British actor.

Julianne Moore

The lovely actress' real name is Julie Anne Smith.

Abel Tesfaye

Canadian singer, The Weeknd's real name is Abel Tesfaye. He got worldwide recognition after his song, 'Earned It' from Fifty Shades of Grey became a hit.

Tina Fey

Comedian Tina Fey's real name is Elizabeth Stamatina Fey.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese cut her real name, Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, short to make it easy to remember.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry's real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson.

Emma Watson

The gorgeous feminist, Emma Watson's real name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson.

Miley Cyrus

We know her as Miley and Hannah Montana. But the Hollywood star's real name is Destiny Hope Cyrus.

Nicki Minaj

'Anaconda' singer Nicki Minaj's real name is, Onika Tanya Maraj.

Jay Z

Most of the rappers have a different stage name. Same goes for Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay Z.

Meg Ryan

The actress' real name is, The Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra.

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton removed his first name, Christopher and is only Ashton Kutcher.

Mila Kunis

Ashton's lady love, Mila Kunis' actual name is Milena Markovna Kunis.

Helen Mirren

Helen's actual name is Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov.

Lady Gaga

Monsters do you know Lady Gaga's real name? It's Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.


The singer's name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, but she chose a stage name which is different.

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