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Celebrity Fakery—Take A Look At These A-Listers Who Have Been Using Stage Names!

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Dec. 9 2015, Published 9:06 p.m. ET

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The stars we know and love didn't always go by the names we recognize! Take a look at these A-listers who changed their name before making it big!

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Charlie Sheen at 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in NYC

Charlie Sheen at ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ in NYC
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Charlie Sheen changed his name from Carlos Irwin Estevez.

EXCLUSIVE: Joan Rivers strikes a pose at LAX

EXCLUSIVE: Joan Rivers strikes a pose at LAX
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Joan Rivers changed her name from Joan Sandra Molinsky before she became a celeb.

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Iggy Azalea and Celebrities on Red Carpet for Bonds 100th Birthday Party

Iggy Azalea and Celebrities on Red Carpet for Bonds 100th Birthday Party
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Amethyst Amelia Kelly is better known by her stage name, Iggy Azalea.

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Mtv Video Music Awards 2015

Mtv Video Music Awards 2015
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Nicki Minaj sounds like a great name, but her real name isn’t too bad either. The rapper was born Onika Tanya Maraj.

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EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Willis and Emma Hemming attend Rumer Willis's debut for

EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Willis and Emma Hemming attend Rumer Willis’s debut for “Chicago” in New York City
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Bruce Willis’ real name is actually Walter!

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ABC TGIT Premiere Red Carpet Event
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Portia De Rossi used to go by Amanda Lee Rogers.

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EXCLUSIVE: Blac Chyna shows out at AOD strip club!

EXCLUSIVE: Blac Chyna shows out at AOD strip club!
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Everyone may know her as Blac Chyna, but this curvy beauty’s real name is Angela Renee White.

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz and sons attend basketball game at Madison Square Garden

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz and sons attend basketball game at Madison Square Garden
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Alicia Keys is a fitting name for the piano player, but her real last name is Alicia Augello Cook.

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Miley Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus, but gained the nickname during her childhood since she was always smiling!

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EXCLUSIVE: Amber Rose departs Tao Downtown in NYC

EXCLUSIVE: Amber Rose departs Tao Downtown in NYC
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Amber Rose’s name isn’t completely off, but she did alter it a bit. Her real last name is Levonchuck. Sorry, Rosebuds!

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2015 March of Dimes Celebration of Babies
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