By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

28 Celebrities Who Changed Their Name For Fame.

There are such a small portion of people who become world famous celebrities, it's easy to think of them as otherworldly: They've had tremendous luck in their careers, have an unbelievable ability to stay beautiful (even if they're just grabbing a coffee), and also have names that just scream "superstar."

However, you might be surprised to learn that many celebrities have actually changed their name. After all, if Tom Cruise was Tom Mapother, it might be hard to believe he was one of the top action stars in the world. These 28 celebrities all changed their names to something larger than life: You're not going to believe who was born "Eric Bishop."

#1. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Tom Cruise

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

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#2. Olivia Jane Cockburn

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Jane Cockburn

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#3. Mark Sinclair Vincent

Vin Diesel

Mark Sinclair Vincent

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#4. Robyn Rihanna Fenty


Robyn Rihanna Fenty

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#5. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

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#6. Alphonso D'Abruzzo

Alan Alda

Alphonso D'Abruzzo

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#7. Demetria Gene Guynes

Demi Moore

Demetria Gene Guynes

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