15 Celebrities And Their Real Names You Probably Don't Know
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:07 pm
Not all celebrities use their real names. Some celebs change their name when they decide to test their luck in the entertainment industry. There are many reasons why celebrities change their name. Some stars change their name because a famous celebrity already exists with their name. SAG (Screen Actors Guild) doesn't allow two artists to use the same name (first and last). Some change their name because their name sounds too ordinary or too weird. Whatever their reason might be, some famous actors and actresses have already changed their names. Check these fifteen real name of celebrities and reasons why they had to change them.
1.Cary Grant's Real Name
If you are looking for a suave star from the golden era of Hollywood, then Cary Grant is your man. However, while Cary sounds like a good name you do think that it was a good idea to change it to that from Archibald Alexander Leach. Archibald Leach is not a name you would see up in lights at the cinema, so perhaps a name change saved an entire career.
2.Helen Mirren's Real Name
Is there another actor out there that is so classically English as Helen Mirren? Probably not, but then her birth name is actually not very English at all as it is Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov. This does make her sound like a Bond villain and you can see why she changed it as she doesn't look very Russian.
3.Dido's Real Name
Dido is quite a cool name and she is of course a huge star, but would you have loved her music the same if she recorded under her real name, Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong? There is just no rhythm to her name and you cannot see Eminem introducing her onto the stage with that,Can you? Dido works better and you know it has made her more money in the process.