Real Names Revealed of Your Favorite Celebrities

lady gagaIt's no secret that the name on megaceleb Lady Gaga's birth certificate is not indeed Lady Gaga. Clearly the name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta just doesn't roll off the tongue quite as well. The truth is, not every name is perfect for show business. Some are a tad too lengthy, while others lack that overall star-like pizazz.

Still, it is amazing how far some celebrities will go when changing their names. Wait until you get a looksee at these other celebrity birth names. Trust us, you'll be just as shocked as we were!


Jason Alexander was born Jay Scott Greenspan.

Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj.

LL Cool J was born James Todd Smith.

Seal was born Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel.

Elle Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow.

Want more? TooFab has 14 other seriously surprising real names of celebrities you thought you knew so well (and their pictures too).


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