30 Celebrities and Their Real Names That Will Surprise You

Have you ever heard of “Maurice Micklewhite,” “Olivia Jane Cockburn” or “Diane Hall”? We bet you haven’t, but you’ve certainly heard of the actors who were born with these names.

In Hollywood, people commonly took simplified versions of their names to make them easier for people to say. For example, Meg Ryan is quite simple rather than Margaret Mary Emily Anna Hydra and Hulk Hogan instead of his real name Terry Jean Bolete.

Listed in this post are photos of 30 celebrities along with their real names, that you probably didn’t know before. You’ll surely be thanking God that these stars didn’t choose their real name in the film industry. Scroll on and enjoy peeps.

#3 Meg Ryan (Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra)

#6 Ben Kingsley (Krishna Pandit Bhanji)

#7 Olivia Wilde (Olivia Jane Cockburn)

#8 Portia De Rossi (Amanda Lee Rogers)

#10 Michael Caine (Maurice Micklewhite)

#11 Larry King (Lawrence Harvey Zeigler)

#14 Reese Witherspoon (Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon)

#17 Natalie Portman (Neta-Lee Hershlag)

#19 Kit Harington (Christopher Catesby Harington)

#20 Julianne Moore (Julie Anne Smith )

#21 Meghan Markle (Rachel Meghan Markle)

#24 Prince Harry (Henry Charles Albert David)

#25 Calvin Harris (Adam Richard Wiles)

#28 Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta)

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