Learn The Real Names Of 22 Celebrities
When it comes to names, I got a good one. Nathan Bird is a great name. It is pretty hard to make sound like something silly or associate with anything other than Big Bird or Larry Bird. My older sister was not so lucky – her name is Robin Paulynn (pronounced Pollen) Bird. When the unfortunate name is bestowed upon you, you have a few choices – deal with it or change it. Many of the celebrities we know (or think we know) took the latter option.
Did you know that ELTON JOHN was born Reginald Dwight? Or that Margaret Hyra decided she had a better chance of making it if she changed her name to MEG RYAN?
We found a great list online of celebrities and their real names. Here are our other favorites. See if you can guess who each one is . . .
#1.) Patricia Andrzejewski . . . Pat Benatar.
#2.) Maurice Micklewhite . . . Michael Caine.
#3.) Cornelius Chase . . . Chevy Chase.
#4.) Steven Tallarico . . . Steven Tyler.
#5.) Carlos Ray Norris . . . Chuck Norris.
#6.) Joan Molinsky . . . Joan Rivers.
#7.) Katheryn Hudson . . . Katy Perry.
#8.) Demetria Guynes . . . Demi Moore.
#9.) Mark Vincent . . . Vin Diesel.
#10.) Eric Bishop . . . Jamie Foxx.
#11.) Ilyena Mironoff . . . Helen Mirren.
#12.) Walter Willis . . . Bruce Willis.
#13.) Natalie Hershlag . . . Nathalie Portman.
#14.) Tara Patrick . . . Carmen Electra.
#15.) Caryn Johnson . . . Whoopi Goldberg.
#16.) Louis Szekely . . . Louis C.K.
#17.) Declan MacManus . . . Elvis Costello.
#18.) Lawrence Zeigler . . . Larry King.
#19.) Anna Bullock . . . Tina Turner.
#20.) Allen Konigsberg . . . Woody Allen.
(–Check out the full list of 45 names over at The Huffington Post.)