The life of a celebrity isn’t easy. You always have to sell yourself and place yourself out there. Anything can dwindle your chances of making it out there. From an unattractive face, an accent to even the way your name sounds. Here is a list of Celebrities who changed their names later in life.
1. Natalie Portman – Born..
Natalie Hershlag -Film Producer, Model, Actor
The Israeli Born actress is highly successful in her craft, winning multiple awards like the Oscars and Golden Globes.
2. Katy Perry
Born- Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson – Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter Katy Perry, multiple award winning popstar has a stage name with a ring to it. She was actually born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson.
3. Freddie Mercury – Born
Born-Farrokh Bulsara – Record producer, Pianist, Musician Musical Legend, Freddy Mercury whose death was disheartening to all of us was born Farrokh Bulsara. Not as catchy as Freddie Mercury is it?
4. Alicia Keys – Born
Born-Alicia Augello Cook – Record producer, Pianist, Musician Grammy Winning Talent, Alicia Keys, who is married to Producer Husband Swizz Beat was born Alicia Augello Cook. Beautiful woman with a beautiful soul.
5. Bob Dylan – Born
Born-Robert Allen Zimmerman – Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet 2016 Nobel Prize winner wasn’t born as Bob Dylan. Rather, he changed his name later on in life. Amazing talent for a guy who is said to bring literature into his music.
6. Elton John – Born
Born-Reginald Kenneth Dwight – Record producer, Pianist, Television producer Musical Legend, who has won Grammies and Numerous awards. Also dominating decades in music. Elton John was born with another name, quite surprising yes? I’m surprised to.
7. Jamie Foxx – Born
Born-Eric Marlon Bishop – Television director, Pianist, Television producer and Musician Multi-talented artiste, Jamie Foxx wasn’t born with that cool name. His actual name is also cool…. But not as cool.
8. Miley Cyrus – Born
Born-Destiny Hope Cyrus – Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
Former Disney Star turned Bad Girl. Hannah Montana turned Miley Cyrus was actually born Destiny Hope Cyrus.
9. David Bowie – Born
Born-David Robert Jones – Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer Musical Genius, David Bowie, who died in 2016 was born Robert David Jones.
10. Michael Caine – Born
Born-Maurice Joseph Micklewhite – Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Author This legendary and award winning Filmmaker was born Maurice Micklewhite. But opted for Michael Caine, which indeed has a nicer ring to it.