The stage name of these celebrities is very different from their real name.
An artist’s name is part of their business card, a feature that helps them be more easily identified by their fans. This is why many of them have chosen to “change” their birth names to more “impactful” stage names that are easier to remember for their followers. There are emblematic cases, like that of “Slash”, the historic guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, who is universally known by his nickname and very little by Saul Hudson, his real name. Check out the cases of 10 other celebrities:
Julianne Moore’s real name is Julie Anne Smith.
Meg Ryan was born as Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra.
Lorde is the stage name of Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor.
Bruno Mars? No, Peter Gene Hernandez
Lana Del Rey is the famous name of Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.
Natalie Hershlag is the name behind Natalie Portman.
Nina Dobrev, Queen of the Vampires, is Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva.
Amethyst Amelia Kelly is Iggy Azalea.
Joaquin Phoenix responds to the name of Joaquin Rafael Bottom.
Vin Diesel was born as Mark Sinclair.