What’s in a Name? (Part 1)

If you’re going to make it in show business you need to have a good name. You also may want to use a different name to allow yourself a little anonymity when you want to get away from it all. You also may need a new name to help bolster the image your trying to portray. Let’s face it, John Wayne would never have commanded the respect in those Westerns if he went by his real name, Marian Morrison. Here’s a list of some famous people and their not so famous real names.

Demi Moore – Demetria Guynes (named her kids Rumer Glenn, Scout Larue, Tallulah Belle)

Tom Cruise – Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Shania Twain – Eileen Twain (married a guy named Mutt Lange)

Bono – Paul Hewson

Prince – Prince Rogers Nelsen
Eddie Money – Eddie Mahoney

Winona Ryder – Winona Laura Horowitz

Meg Ryan – Margaret Hyra

Seal – Sealhenry Samuel

Meatloaf – Marvin Lee Adair

Martin Sheen – RamonĂ³n Estevez

Joan Rivers – Joan Sandra Molinsky

Jackie Chan – Chan Kong Sung (means Born in Hong Kong)

Alice Cooper – Vincent Damon Furnier

Stevie Wonder – Steveland Judkins

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