Movie Stars' Real Names

All of us know about celebrities using screen names instead of their real ones. Let's find some interesting real names of movie stars in this article.
Movie stars are very well-known for the various stage names they use. Like every one of us, celebrities too have birth names right since childhood. But they usually change these names during their career. They change them because they dislike their birth name, the name is very lengthy, or even because they want to be known by a different name. Stage names have been around for a very long time and are used by many actors. Some of the real names of movie stars are put together in this article just for you.

Reel to Real Names

Almost all of these stars use stage names. These names can be used for various purposes by people in the entertainment field. The best part is that if these stars were known by their actual birth names, they wouldn't be recognized as much as they are by their stage names. For example, would you know who Annie Mae Bullock was if she wasn't known as Tina Turner? This is why celebrities use pseudo names or stage names.

Stage NameBirth Name
Al JolsonAsa Yoelson
Al PacinoAlfredo James Pacino
Antonio BanderasJosé Antonio Dominguez Bandera
Barbara StanwyckRuby Stevens
Beatrice ArthurBernice Frankel
Bela LugosiBéla Blaskó
Ben KingsleyKrishna Banji
Bette DavisRuth Elizabeth Davis
Bing CrosbyHarry Lillis Crosby
Bob HopeLeslie Townes Hope
Bobby DarinWalden Robert Cassotto
Boris KarloffWilliam Henry Pratt
Brad PittWilliam Bradley Pitt
Cary GrantArchibald Leach
Charlie SheenCarlos Irwin Estevez
David WayneWayne McMeekan
Dean MartinDino Crocetti
Demi MooreDemetria Gene Guynes
Doris DayDoris Kappelhoff
Eddie CantorEdward Israel Iskowitz
Edie AdamsElizabeth Edith Enke
Frances SmithDale Evans
Frankie AvalonFrancis Thomas Avalonne
Fred AstaireFrederic Austerlitz
Gary CooperFrank James Cooper
Gene HackmanEugene Allen Hackman
George BurnsNathan Birnbaum
Harry HoudiniEhrich Weiss
Hulk HoganTerry Jene Bollea
Jack BlackThomas Black, Jr.
Jack PalanceWalter Palanuik
Jamie FoxxEric Marlon Bishop
Jerry LewisJoseph Levitch
John WayneMarion Michael Morrison
Joan CrawfordLucille Fay LeSueur
Jude LawDavid Jude Heyworth Law
Judy GarlandFrances Gumm
Julianne MooreJulie Anne Smith
Kevin SpaceyKevin John Fowler
Lana TurnerJulia Jean Turner
Lauren BacallBetty Joan Perske
Marilyn MonroeNorma Jean Baker
Matt DamonMatthew Paige Damon
Meg RyanMargaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra
Mel BrooksMel Kaminsky
Mel GibsonMel Columcille Gerard Gibson
Meryl StreepMary Louise Streep
Michael CaineMaurice Micklewhite
Michael CrawfordMichael Dumble-Smith
Mike DouglasMichael Delaney Dowd, Jr.
Nicolas CageNicolas Kim Coppola
Orlando BloomOrlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom
Peter FinchWilliam Mitchell
Peter LorreLaszio Lowenstein
Rhonda FlemingMarilyn Louis
Red ButtonsAaron Chwatt
Reese WitherspoonLaura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Rita HayworthMargarita Cansino
Rita MorenoRosita Alverio
Robert BlakeMichael Gubitosi
Ron ElyRonald Pierce
Roy RogersLeonard Slye
Sam NeillNigel John Dermot Neill
Sophia LorenSophia Scicoloni
Stepin FetchitLincoln Perry
Sylvester StalloneSylvester Gardenzio
Tom CruiseThomas Mapother IV
Tony CurtisBernard Schwartz
Tony FranciosaAnthony Papaleo
Whoopie GoldbergCaryn Johnson
William HoldenWilliam Beedle
Winona RyderWinona Horowitz
Yul BrynnerYul Taidje Kahn, Jr.

With the table above, I hope you found the reason why these famous people prefer to change their names!