29 Celebrity Name Change Backstories

29 Celebrity Name Change Backstories

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Celebrities change their names all the time, and it's not always because Cruise sounds cooler than Mapother. A lot of times there's a truly interesting, if not juicy, story behind a famous person's stage name.

For example ...

My real name is Robert Elias. -Robert Downey Jr. The Iron Man star revealed that his father, filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., changed his name sO he cou

Entry by RayMav

IGGY AZALEA Iggy came from her dog's name. Azalea was derived from the street her mom lived on.

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