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Avid Fans’ Test: Spell Your Favorite Celebrities’ Birth Names

Do you know who Peter Gene Hernandez is? I bet you’ve never heard of this name before, right? But this is actually the birth name of our famous singer, Bruno Marz. In Hollywood, we assume that the current names of our favorite celebrities are their real names, but it turns out they have another birth name!

Some changed their original names to make them distinguishable in the celebrity world, like Bruno Marz. He explains he had to change his name to literally sound like he was from another planet, so record labels would stop trying to make him the next Enrique Iglesias. Or some changed their names simply because they liked it! Whatsoever, they have succeeded in making their names become household names! Read on to find out the real names of some of your favorite celebrities!

#1. Lily James was born Lily Thompson.

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#2. Paul Wesley was born Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski.

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#3. Gigi Hadid was born Jelena Hadid.

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#4. Travis Scott was born Jacques Berman Webster II.

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#5. David Tennant was born David McDonald.

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#6. Natasha Lyonne was born Natasha Braunstein.

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#7. Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith.

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#8. Niecy Nash was born Carol Betts.

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#9. Martha Stewart was born Martha Kostyra.

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#10. Macy Gray was born Natalie McIntyre.

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#11. Judy Greer was born Judith Evans.

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#12. Kevin James was born Kevin Knipfing.

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#13. John Legend was born John Stephens.

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#14. Blake Lively was born Blake Brown.

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#15. Aaron Paul was born Aaron Sturtevant.

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#16. Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez.

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#17. Tim Allen was born Timothy Dick.

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#18. Kevin Jonas was born Paul Jonas.

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#19. Kate McKinnon was born Kate Berthold.

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#20. Bruce Willis was born Walter Willis.

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#21. Erykah Badu was born Erica Wright.

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#22. Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinović.

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#23. Elizabeth Banks was born Elizabeth Mitchell.

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#24. Michael Ian Black was born Michael Ian Schwartz.

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#25.Tony Danza was born Anthony Iadanza

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#26. Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Cockburn.

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#27. Faith Hill was born Audrey Perry.

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#28. Rita Wilson was born Margarita Ibrahimoff.

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#29. Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji.

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#30. Guy Fieri was born Guy Ferry.

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#31. Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson.

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#32. Shania Twain was born Eilleen Twain.

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#33. Jane Seymour was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg.

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#34. Nathan Lane was born Joseph Lane.

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#35. Dove Cameron was born Chloe Hosterman.

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#36. Shane West was born Shannon Bruce Snaith.

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#37. Michael Caine was born Maurice Micklewhite Jr.

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#38. Jason Derulo was born Jason Desrouleaux.

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#39. Lucy Hale was born Karen Hale.

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#40. Andrew Lincoln was born Andrew Clutterbuck.

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#41. Brie Larson was born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers.

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#42. Johnny Knoxville was born Philip Clapp.

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