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10 Celebrities Whose Real Names May Surprise You

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In our Hollywood-obsessed culture, you probably know more about Hollywood’s biggest stars, than you do your own friends and family. However, one thing that you may not know is that many in the entertainment industry go by names other than the one they were born with.

Called ‘stage names,’ they can come about for many reasons. Sometimes, a celebrity has a difficult name to pronounce so they simplify it for the public. Other times, a celebrity may jazz up a more common name to better match their star quality.

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A lot of the time, it’s obvious when a star has adopted an alias. We were pretty sure Madonna’s real name wasn’t Madonna. However, there are some that may surprise you. Here are some of the most surprising celebrities who go by stage names.

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1) Whoopi Goldberg. While you probably known the famous funnywoman and ‘The View’ host as Whoopi, her real name is Caryn Johnson. Funnily enough, she gave herself the name Whoopi because she used to pass gas a lot. She gave herself the name Goldberg to help her career.

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A lot of the time, it’s obvious when a star has adopted an alias. We were pretty sure Madonna’s real name wasn’t Madonna. However, there are some that may surprise you. Here are some of the most surprising celebrities who go by stage names.

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1) Whoopi Goldberg. While you probably known the famous funnywoman and ‘The View’ host as Whoopi, her real name is Caryn Johnson. Funnily enough, she gave herself the name Whoopi because she used to pass gas a lot. She gave herself the name Goldberg to help her career.

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